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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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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Illustrations by Naomi Elliott

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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