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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The exterior of one of Notre Dame Cathedral's massive rose windows, pre-fire (Stephanie LeBlanc/Unsplash) via ArchPaper

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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Why does great architecture have to be fun?

A shopping mall with kissing roofs and a power plant with a ski slope on top. Whatever happened to grown-up architecture? by Rowan Moore You’ll have seen, reproduced in print or online, The Singing Butler, Jack Vettriano’s painting of a posh couple dancing on the beach, sheltered...
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“It’s time for architects to choose ethics over aesthetics” says Christine Murray

Architects can limit the environmental impact building has on our climate using their power as specifiers, they just need do it, says Christine Murray. Christine Murray Architects are quick to bemoan their loss of status, sensing the growing lack of respect for the profession....
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Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture, curated by Sekou Cooke, was on view at the Center for Architecture in New York City in late 2018, featuring a mix of built and conceptual projects and highlighting the influence of attendant themes and movements, like B-boying, deconstructivism, B-sides, neo-Postmodernism, graffiti, and Afrofuturism. Courtesy Erik Bardin

The Hip Hop Designers Challenging the Architecture Establishment

Born in the ’90s from hip-hop culture, this critical architecture movement has been coalescing for decades though may be poised for a second wave. by Dante A. Ciampaglia For more than 40 years since emerging from South Bronx house parties, hip-hop has been a direct, powerful...
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Will the Advent of Artificial Intelligence Affect Small Firms?

It’s not a matter of if the architecture profession will feel the impacts of artificial intelligence—it’s a matter of when. By Mimi Kirk for AIA Architect “Self-driving cars can identify objects as they drive,” a video from the company Smartvid.io proclaims. “What if...
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