Main image is The Imprint by MVRDV. Photo is by Ossip van Duivenbode.

“Architects should design provocatively ugly architecture that does not conform to Instagram’s aesthetic conventions”

Instagram has had a huge impact on the architecture of our cities and perhaps it is time that this changed, says Will Jennings. Will Jennings In just nine years, Instagram has risen from a fun photo-sharing app to a central element of contemporary culture. Instagrammable is now a...
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The 25 Designs That Shape Our World

These true originals have made their mark in our homes, on the road, in our offices, and on our skylines By Elizabeth Stamp Some designs are smart. Some designs are beautiful. Some designs are instantly ingrained in our lives. It’s the rare design that combines all three...
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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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Mondrian building in Austin, Texas, 2007 (photo by Kent Wang, via Flickr)

How Mondrian Inspired Architecture Around the World

Adding blocks of primary colors can really put the life back into old houses, shops, birdhouses, construction sites, and even parking garages and garbage sheds. Elena Goukassian More than 100 years after Piet Mondrian co-founded the De Stijl movement, the artist continues to be...
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Photography: Carl Bower; Thomas Vonier, FAIA, 2017 AIA President

Influence: Beyond ideas, only action leads to power | Architect Magazine

Beyond ideas, only action leads to power. By Thomas Vonier, FAIA, for AIA Architect Architects around the world seem to face the same issues. They certainly voice the same complaints: Fees aren’t adequate; clients expect too much, don’t value design, and don’t understand what we...
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10 Neighborhoods That Influenced U.S. Architecture – Curbed Cup

Architecture history often gets boiled down to the work of singular designers or meaningful buildings, points on a broader timeline of development or innovation. But that’s not always the way we experience architecture. If a single structure can tell a story or showcase an...
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