Urban Below - Still shot. Authorship: Han Wu & Studio 35mm (Hamid Khalili – University of Melbourne)

No Architectural Media Communicates Atmosphere and Ambiance as Compellingly as Film

Master of Architecture students at the Melbourne School of Design try to master the techniques of filmmaking and employ them in their architectural films. Today, the overlap of the tools and software products utilized by filmmakers and architects reinforces the historical bond...
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Going Big in Our National Parks

Aaron Betsky on how our Western treasures can inspire us to be better architects. By Aaron Betsky It is the season to see things bigger than buildings. Summertime is when Americans, despite their ability to go anywhere at any time virtually, hit the road to get some real...
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“Architects are learning lessons from the start-up culture of the tech industry”

Architects are not natural disruptors, says Amanda Baillieu, but they are slowly learning how to invest their time and money on innovating their businesses. Amanda Baillieu Architects are not natural disruptors, says Amanda Baillieu, but they are slowly learning how to invest...
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In 1925, the Bauhaus moved from Weimar to Dessau and into a reinforced-concrete complex formed of three buildings, connected by a bridge and a one-story wing. Photo © Yvonne Tenschert/Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Architects Reflect on the Bauhaus at 100

RECORD speaks with leading practitioners about the impact of the Bauhaus on their lives and work. Claire Weisz Principal in Charge, WXY Architecture and Urban Design, NYC In my first year of architecture school at the University of Toronto in the 1980s, I discovered Paul Klee’s...
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Felipe Tofani The Bauhaus technique worked best in the field of graphic design, says Aaron Betsky.

What We Did Not Learn from the Bauhaus

Inside and beyond those white boxes, there are ideas for building a better world. By Aaron Betsky We are in a Bauhaus moment. The centenary of its opening has produced a raft of exhibitions, books, articles (add this one to the pile), and even a new building—a museum...
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“We have lost sight of what design thinking actually is”

Design thinking courses give the whole concept a bad name, say Charlotte and Peter Fiell, but when rigorously applied, real design thinking can help solve problems. Charlotte and Peter Fiell Design thinking courses give the whole concept a bad name. But when rigorously applied,...
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New York's Brooklyn Navy Yard has incorporated a new mix of advanced manufacturing tenants and art studios, and will add 5.1 million square feet of floor space as part of its plan to become one of the city's major tech hubs. (Courtesy BNYDC and WXY) via ArchPaper

The origins and perils of development in the urban tech landscape

Author and professor Sharon Zukin looks at the history and the origins of the urban tech landscape, and how it has manifested in New York and elsewhere. By Sharon Zukin In most major cities of the world, an urban tech landscape has emerged. One day, we were working on our laptops...
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Opinion | What Was the Bauhaus?

The legacy of the legendary design school is both universal — and universally misunderstood. By Barry Bergdoll The Bauhaus, a design school founded a century ago this month in Germany, lasted just 14 years before the Nazis shut it down. And yet in that time it proved a magnet for...
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Architects, engineers, academics urge Macron not to rush Notre Dame reconstruction

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in only five years, even if it means bypassing preservation regulations. By Jonathan Hilburg The scramble is on to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral before the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, but a concerned...
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Notre Dame fire: How do you restore an architectural masterpiece?

Experts discuss what comes next in the rebirth and rebuilding of the cathedral. By Patrick Sisson “It’s okay to cry,” said Jorge Otero-Pailos. As news spread of the tragic fire that consumed the roof of Notre Dame cathedral, a national, spiritual, and architectural symbol with...
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