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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The Hip Hop Architecture Camp Is About More Than Architecture

ARCHITECT captured a snippet of the experience firsthand when HHAC founder Michael Ford brought the camp to Washington, D.C., last week. By Katharine Keane In college, Michael Ford, Assoc. AIA was introduced to a quote by German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “Architecture is...
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6 Schools That Defined Their Own Architectural Styles

Instead of taking cues from popular architecture of their times, these six schools developed their own unique, influential architectural styles. by Megan Schires Architectural education has always been fundamentally influenced by whichever styles are popular at a given time, but...
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We know more about our built environment, thanks to Virginia Savage McAlester's book. Now it is available as an e-reader. Courtesy of Knopf

How To Learn About Architecture On Your Phone

This is, without question, the most complete survey of our built environment, brick by brick. Putting it into a hand-held device is genius. by Regina Cole In 1984, when Virginia Savage McAlester published the seminal AField Guide to American Houses, the text she wrote to fill a...
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Harvard art museums “Verdure” (1950) by Herbert Bayer

Bowing to the Bauhaus when we all were Modern – The Boston Globe

The Bauhaus school proposed radical egalitarianism through design. For its centenary, a new show at Harvard suggests it had a ways to go. By Murray Whyte CAMBRIDGE — “Less is more, ” Mies van der Rohe, he of the towering, steel-ribbed black-glass boxes, once famously proclaimed,...
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Harvard GSD Relaunches Free Online Architecture Course

The Harvard Graduate School of Design has relaunched its free online course entitled “The Architectural Imagination.” by Niall Patrick Walsh The Harvard Graduate School of Design has relaunched its free online course entitled “The Architectural Imagination.” Directed by the...
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An illustrated guide to New York City’s architectural styles

From the 18th century to today By Sam Lubell  Illustrations by Naomi Elliott Few places are as comfortable with architectural variety as New York, a city that has always reinvented itself, but never thrown away its past. As a result, it boasts one of the liveliest mixes of...
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Lucia Moholy, Bauhaus Masters Housing, Dessau,1925–26: Lucia Moholy and László Moholy-Nagy's Living Room, c. 1925. Gelatin silver print with gouache retouchings. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Ise Gropius. Photo: © Lucia Moholy Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

The Bauhaus’s Untold Impact on Everyday Design in America | Architectural Digest

At Harvard, a distinctive, lesser-known perspective on the style’s centennial This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus design school in Weimar, Germany, and tributes are being held globally. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Harvard Art Museums will...
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IgCC 2018: What Architects and Clients Need to Know

The latest edition of the International Green Construction Code absorbs ASHRAE 189.1 and aims to bridge the gap between optional and mandatory guidelines for high-performance design. By Michael Kilkelly Architects and owners looking to construct high-performance buildings have a...
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AIA Report Offers Guidance on the Architect-Manufacturer Relationship

The Institute’s 2018 report “The Architect’s Journey to Specification” reveals what 400 survey respondents consider key factors that can make or break a specifier’s relationship with a manufacturer. By Katharine Keane In 2018, the AIA collaborated...
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