Image shows an example of Climate Gentrification and densification in Allapattah, Florida. Courtesy of Kenner Carmody, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

“Climate Gentrification theory illustrates ethical problems facing architects”

Architects must consider the social and economic repercussions of building in places at risk from climate change, urges Jesse M Keenan. by Jesse M Keenan Architects must consider not just the environmental, but the social and economic repercussions of building in places at risk...
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The Importance of the Section in Architectural Representation and Practice

The importance of the section in architectural representation and practice fromPlug In City, ArchigramArchigram, Ângelo Bucci, Instituto Moreira Salles, and Clorindo Testa. by Julia Brant Architectural comprehension as a field deals with representation as a synthesis of varied...
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The Van Alen Institute, in Partnership with The New Yorker, Explores Climate Change in Miami | Architectural Digest

In its new Sessions series, the Van Alen Institute shows the effects of climate change through a variety of lenses Text by Hadley Keller “The results are visible,” says landscape architect Jennifer Bolstad of the effects of climate change on Miami. “Even if...
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Disasters—and Bad Architecture—Can Affect Happiness and Productivity

On April 4, Susan S. Szenasy, Metropolis’s director of design innovation, moderated a panel at the downtown offices of Page architects on this complex topic. by Canan Yetmen The increasing regularity of major climatic events like Hurricane Harvey has led to meaty discussions...
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Equity and inclusion surge to the forefront ahead of this year’s AIA conference

A flash mob, workshops on #MeToo, and a resolution requiring ethical and equitable workplaces are all in the cards for this year’s conference. By Jonathan Hilburg , Sukjong Hong With only a couple of days left until the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 (A’18) brings thousands...
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Q&A: Alexandra Lange on ‘The Design of Childhood’

From wooden blocks to city blocks, the Curbed critic’s new book explains why child-focused design is actually for everyone By Kelsey Keith This week is a special one for Curbed: our architecture critic, Alexandra Lange—she of Black Mirror home conspiracies, teen space, Late...
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How architecture can rebuild itself post #MeToo

In order for the architectural field to progress, it needs to embrace an era of democratic practice By Diana Budd In late October, I read a story titled: “Does Architecture Have A Harvey Weinstein Hiding Within Its Ranks?” My first reaction was, well, of course—it’s an industry...
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‘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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