The Seasteading Institute’s floating cities are designed for unregulated innovation

Calum Lindsay A plan to build self-sufficient floating cities outside of national borders features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series. The Seasteading Institute is a non-profit organisation founded by political economic theorist Patri Friedman and...
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Architecture Is an Antidote | Architect Magazine

Move over, Le Corbusier. The next revolutionary moment in architecture has arrived. But to realize its potential, we have to sell it. By Ned Cramer Two out of three Americans are dissatisfied with “the way things are going in the United States,” according to a May 2017 Gallup...
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Angela Brady (left) says we need to recognize women but Dorte Mandrup says female titles are patronizing.

The great debate: Should you call these women ‘female architects’? – CNN.com

By Jenni Marsh, CNN In a controversial opinion editorial published by design magazine Dezeen last month, Dorte Mandrup made a bold declaration. “I am not a female architect. I am an architect.” The award-winning Danish architect, and founder of the Copenhagen-based...
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BBC – The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel.

By Michael Bond “We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” mused Winston Churchill in 1943 while considering the repair of the bomb-ravaged House of Commons. More than 70 years on, he would doubtless be pleased to learn that neuroscientists and psychologists...
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Sean Davis Aerial of Memphis, Tenn.

Defining Desirable Cities and Neighborhoods Through Regulations | Architect Magazine

Local zoning laws and strategic plans that promote transit-oriented development and pedestrian-friendly downtowns are helping to shape great cities. By Ian Spula Great power to effect change in cities resides within local development codes. The era of the single-use factory, the...
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Source: Elisa Rolle (commons.wikimedia.org) Leslie (Albert Anis, 1937), Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Art Deco District

Miami shows how conservation can be combined with change | Opinion | Architects Journal

By Paul Finch The mantra ‘complementary but not a copy’ is a useful guide to interventions affecting architectural heritage, says Paul Finch The Miami Design Preservation League does excellent tours of the South Beach Art Deco district. Our guide on a recent visit was Joel...
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Sara Johnson From left: Nóra Demeter, Cheryl McAfee, Michael Ford, and Frances Anderton

AIA Conference: What’s Next | Architect Magazine

At the final keynote session on Saturday, DnA: Design and Architecture’s Frances Anderton hosted a panel and social psychologist Amy Cuddy spoke about her research in human behavior. By Sara Johnson On the final day of AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, the three-day...
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Erin Gehle Women in Green (Ecotone Publishing, 2007)

Women in Green: A Decade Later. Activism to combat climate change | Architect Magazine

What impact does gender equity have on activism to combat climate change? A lot, it turns out. By Kira Gould, Lance Hosey Next month marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of our book, Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design (Ecotone Publishing, 2007). It was the...
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Should Architects Step Into the Political Ring? | Architect Magazine

Concerns about the Trump administration’s agenda and proposed budget cuts to environmental programs and research have many designers wondering if they need to take a stand in politics. By Chris Bentley People in more than 600 communities around the world will gather...
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Chicago Architecture Biennial, in second act, will tackle architects’ roles in a frayed society – Curbed

Curators and architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee talk to Curbed by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg The Chicago Architecture Biennial returns to the city this fall, two years after attracting over half a million visitors to the Windy City. The biennial’s sophomore showing will again...
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