‘In 2015 the Twentieth Century Society campaigned for No 1 Poultry, which was about to be mutilated, to be given listed status.’ Photograph: Historic England Archive

Postmodern architecture is making history – and about time | Catherine Croft

From industrial estates to housing estates, the listing of 17 PoMo buildings is an enlightened move. But what about brutalism, asks Catherine Croft, director of the Twentieth Century Society The listing of 17 postmodern buildings by Historic England is great news, even if the...
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Are You Ready to Teach?

Practitioners offer advice on what to consider before entering part- or full-time into academia. By Nate Berg Academia and architects have a close relationship. Never mind the nearly decade-long curriculum a designer must complete before attaining licensure: The formal approach...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 20: Dissecting the Code, Part 5 – Code Review, Meet Automation

Smartreview Inc. is digitizing one often-excruciating aspect of the building permitting process with its cloud-based Automated Plan Review software. By ARCHITECT Staff Now in season three of ArchitectChats, we are continuing our Dissecting the Code series, which highlights...
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Can ‘hardening’ our schools keep our kids safe?

Can walls and barriers alone solve a problem as multifaceted as gun violence and mass shootings? By Patrick Sisson In the wake of the Parkland shooting and the March for Our Lives movement, the question of school safety has gotten renewed focus. The president’s calls to “harden...
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How are image-sharing apps affecting architecture and design? Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz's take on the Snapchat x Jeff Koons Balloon Dog in Central Park. (Courtesy Sebastian Errazuriz Studio)

How are image-sharing apps affecting architecture and design?

The art, design, and fashion worlds have already begun to chafe against the effects of Instagram and Snapchat on their priorities and client expectations. Will architecture soon follow suit? By Olivia Martin With 800 million active users and 95 million photos and videos shared...
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Photo by Glenn Halvorson for Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Frank Gehry with his lead-scaled fish sculpture at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Lead: Why do architects and designers still specify dangerous substances?

And what can be done when public health safety requires their removal? Blaine Brownell explores. By Blaine Brownell When I was an undergraduate student in architecture, one of my classmates built a model out of lead. He obsessed over the material, which was heavy yet soft and...
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Phineas Harper: “Architecture schools are punching bags of the industry”

It’s time to stop blaming architecture schools for systemic problems like poor diversity and the mental health crisis, says Phineas Harper Phineas Harper It’s time to stop blaming architecture schools for systemic problems like poor diversity and the mental health...
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“Revisiting Postmodernism is a careening joyride through 20th-century architecture”

Postmodernism proponents Terry Farrell and Adam Nathaniel Furman should broaden their definition of the style to help it remain relevant, says Aaron Betsky Aaron Besky Revisiting Postmodernism, a rereading of that particular movement by pomo prince Terry Farrell and young...
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Five top women in world architecture: ‘Now is our time’

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018… Leading architects explain what it will take to break down barriers — from the classroom to the boardroom — for women in architecture. Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNN As long as there have been cities,...
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Making It Real: How Architects Must Work to Make Our World Safer

While the primary reason for America’s mass shootings is insufficient gun control, Aaron Betsky also lays some blame at the triumph of the virtual over the real, and tasks architects with helping to change that. By Aaron Betsky Are we safe anywhere? The latest school shooting in...
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