Why is Bauhaus such a big deal in design?

From Weimar to Tel Aviv, visit the monuments to this century-old revolution. By Andrew Curry That iPhone in your pocket? Your simple Ikea bookshelf? The glass box architecture of your local office park? You can thank a century-old design movement for their sleek lines and...
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Is architecture at last breaking through its own glass ceiling? | Rowan Moore

A welcome gold award, and now the RIBA has begun to recognise that what matters is the team Some kind of congratulations are due to the Royal Institute of British Architects for choosing as this year’s winners of the royal gold medal for architecture the Irish practice Grafton....
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“What are we left with when architecture is stripped of its spatiality, materiality and aesthetics?”

The third Chicago Architecture Biennial draws attention to the biggest issues of today, but is short on architects wrangling with them, says Mimi Zeiger. Mimi Zeiger The third edition of Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) opened its doors one day before Chicago school children...
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Architecture is an unexpectedly good metaphor for online privacy

An exhibition at the Tate Modern built out physical spaces like a park bench and a fake toilet to help you navigate your digital life. As we move around in online spaces, it can be difficult to keep track of how visible our actions and our conversations are to other people—and to...
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The Grace Farms Foundation Architecture + Construction Working Group aims to expose modern slavery within architecture, construction, and manufacturing. (Courtesy Petros N. Zouzoulas/Creative Commons)

A new group of experts wants to eradicate modern slavery in the built environment

Led by Sharon Prince and Bill Menking, a working group of industry professionals is raising awareness on forced labor and aiming to build a LEED-like score sheet to evaluate its role in buildings and products. By Sydney Franklin This article appears in the September print edition...
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The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL ran an architecture and design workshop for people with visual impairments this summer. Photograph: James Green

Can blind people make great architects?

Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL has been running an architecture workshop for people with visual impairments Rachel Hall Visualise yourself entering a new building. What do you notice first? The answer for most people will probably be the internal structure, the colour of...
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Architecture Critic Michael Kimmelman on His Socially Conscious Work as a Writer-Activist

by Time Sensitive On the latest episode of Time Sensitive podcast, produced by the New York-based “conscious entertainment” media company The Slowdown, co-host Spencer Bailey speaks with New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman. The two discuss Kimmelman’s...
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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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