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Miami taps Urban Land Institute to evaluate sea-rise plan, infrastructure investment

$135K contract will cover ways city can protect neighborhoods along Biscayne Bay By Francisco Alvarado Taking a cue from Miami Beach, the city of Miami is hiring the Urban Land Institute to study its master plan and infrastructure projects designed to address the impacts of sea...
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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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A rendering reveals Dror's design for a public park in Istanbul.

Parks of the Future May Include Elevated Walkways Through Trees

With their bold design, one New York–based architecture firm is pushing the boundaries of how public parks should be created By Nick Mafi Photography by Dror Public parks, especially in urban environments such as New York City, are necessary sanctuaries for local residents. Yet...
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Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture, curated by Sekou Cooke, was on view at the Center for Architecture in New York City in late 2018, featuring a mix of built and conceptual projects and highlighting the influence of attendant themes and movements, like B-boying, deconstructivism, B-sides, neo-Postmodernism, graffiti, and Afrofuturism. Courtesy Erik Bardin

The Hip Hop Designers Challenging the Architecture Establishment

Born in the ’90s from hip-hop culture, this critical architecture movement has been coalescing for decades though may be poised for a second wave. by Dante A. Ciampaglia For more than 40 years since emerging from South Bronx house parties, hip-hop has been a direct, powerful...
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Lauren Nassef

Reality Bytes: Firms are calling VR a design process game-changer.

But what does that mean? By Katherine Flynn for AIA Architect According to the American Institute of Architects’ 2018 firm survey, “The Business of Architecture,” virtual reality (VR) technology is currently utilized by about 67 percent of large firms. Roughly a quarter of...
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The age of global sprawl: An unprecedented expansion of cities is coming

New report predicts cities will grow by 80 percent by 2030, creating a land-use crisis By Patrick Sisson The world, we’ve been told, is urbanizing rapidly. But the picture painted by researchers—dense, blocks of high-rises, new towers rising like staircases as citi...
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Luxury space hotel booking now for $9.5M per person

The final frontier of hotel rooms Houston-based technology start up Orion Span is currently working on Aurora Station, a fully modular space station that will function as an exclusive hotel. By Megan Barber The space race is on, and this time it’s about hotels. While billionaire...
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A Warning Against Boundless Timber Construction

Contributor Blaine Brownell weighs the costs of unlimited tree harvesting for construction. By Blaine Brownell In The Overstory: A Novel (W. W. Norton & Co., 2018), author Richard Powers explores the problematic relationship between people and trees. Although humans generally...
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What Would a “Green New Deal” Look Like for Architecture? | Architectural Digest

The implications of such a plan—championed by new Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—extend well beyond the ecological Text by Meaghan O’Neill Newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got tongues wagging this month when she championed a plan for a Green New...
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“As environmental catastrophe unfolds, we need architecture that is more than just green”

We’ve woken up to the reality of the anthropocene era and realised the catastrophic damage we’ve inflicted on the planet. Now we must develop a new form of architecture that can adapt to major environmental changes, says Darran Anderson. Darran Anderson We’ve...
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