How the Ancient Maya Adapted to Climate Change

Instead of focusing on the civilization’s final stages, looking at Mayan adaptations shows how their communities survived for as long as they did. Kenneth Seligson This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.Carbon dioxide concentrations...
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IM Pei dies aged 102

Breaking news: Pritzker Prize-winning architect IM Pei has passed away aged 102. Eleanor Gibson Pritzker Prize-winning architect IM Pei has passed away aged 102.The Chinese-American architect’s death on 16 May was confirmed by his firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. His...
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Felipe Tofani The Bauhaus technique worked best in the field of graphic design, says Aaron Betsky.

What We Did Not Learn from the Bauhaus

Inside and beyond those white boxes, there are ideas for building a better world. By Aaron Betsky We are in a Bauhaus moment. The centenary of its opening has produced a raft of exhibitions, books, articles (add this one to the pile), and even a new building—a museum...
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Opinion | What Was the Bauhaus?

The legacy of the legendary design school is both universal — and universally misunderstood. By Barry Bergdoll The Bauhaus, a design school founded a century ago this month in Germany, lasted just 14 years before the Nazis shut it down. And yet in that time it proved a magnet for...
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The exterior of one of Notre Dame Cathedral's massive rose windows, pre-fire (Stephanie LeBlanc/Unsplash) via ArchPaper

Architects, engineers, academics urge Macron not to rush Notre Dame reconstruction

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in only five years, even if it means bypassing preservation regulations. By Jonathan Hilburg The scramble is on to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral before the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, but a concerned...
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Notre Dame fire: How do you restore an architectural masterpiece?

Experts discuss what comes next in the rebirth and rebuilding of the cathedral. By Patrick Sisson “It’s okay to cry,” said Jorge Otero-Pailos. As news spread of the tragic fire that consumed the roof of Notre Dame cathedral, a national, spiritual, and architectural symbol with...
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Bauhaus architecture and design from A to Z

To conclude our Bauhaus 100 series, celebrating the centenary of the hugely influential design school, we round out everything you need to know. Tom Ravenscroft A is for Anni and Josef Albers Anni and Josef Albers are the Bauhaus’ best-known couple. Both Albers’...
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100 years of Bauhaus: The short-lived school that changed design forever

Curbed spoke with 11 of today’s design leaders to assess its impact. By Jenny Xie and Diana Budds hink “Bauhaus” and what comes to mind? Geometric shapes? Primary colors? Sleek modern chairs in lobbies everywhere? All of those would be valid associations. Founded by German...
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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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The Bauhaus Building Dessau, Walter Gropius (1925–26), Southside. A new Bauhaus Museum is opening in Dessau in September 2019. Photo: Tadashi Okochi © Pen Magazine, 2010 courtesy Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Bauhaus turns 100: Here are the 13 best exhibitions to check out

To help design nerds keep up with all that’s happening this year, we’ve rounded up the most exciting Bauhaus shows on the calendar so far. There are Bauhaus shows around the world all year long By Jenny Xie April marks the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the immensely...
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