Caitlin Mueller uses robotic 3-D printing to test architectural designs for non-standard elements, such as these culled tree limbs used to build a trellis. Photo: Alan Silfen

MIT’s Caitlin Mueller uses digital tools to link architecture, engineering

CAMBRIDGE, MA–Caitlin Mueller is an associate professor in the Building Technology Program at MIT, where she leads the Digital Structures research group. By Boston Real Estate Times Her goal is to employ machine learning to support the design process from both an architectural...
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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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A scene for the 2017 biennial at the Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago Architecture Biennial

At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, teens get to collaborate with international artists

The biennial is an opportunity to bring together global architects, designers, and the people of Chicago. By Sara Freund The Chicago Architecture Biennial is billed as an event that is “free and open to the public” but typically the festival is geared towards practitioners and...
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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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Exploring Ideas about Architecture and the Built Environment at the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s Student Ideas Competition

How would you transform a vacant or underused space in your community? by Dustin Lowman Vying for $2,000 in cash prizes, collaboration with a Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) partner, and a pat on the back from former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, sixty-one student teams from forty-two...
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harvard GSD launches ‘the future of the american city’ initiative

the harvard university graduate school of design (GSD) launches ‘the future of the american city’ on april 18th, 2019. curated by the school’s office for urbanization, the platform offers ideas, images and research on a range of subjects concerning the future of our urban...
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the bauhaus journal documents the iconic movement between 1926–1931

in a recent publication, lars müller revisits the bauhaus journal, that was published between the years of 1926 and 1931. this new facsimile edition collects 14 issues of the journal, printed in exact replica, alongside a commentary booklet providing an english translation and...
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These architecture students redesigned Harry Potter’s world, and it’s magic

Their models took more than 400 hours of lasercutting to build. By Mark Wilson It’s been a long time since any of us experienced Harry Potter for the first time. And somehow, along the way of so may books, movies, J.K. Rowling’s tweets, and a Universal theme park, I’ve been so...
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An inset from issue 66 of the AA Files (Courtesy the Architectural Association)

Architectural Association revives AA Files, prepares to hand out degrees

The storied AA Files live, as the Architectural Association has confirmed it would continue to publish the journal, which has run since 1981. By Jonathan Hilburg A year after protests rocked the architecture world over the Architectural Association’s (AA) decision to render a...
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