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Five top women in world architecture: ‘Now is our time’

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018… Leading architects explain what it will take to break down barriers — from the classroom to the boardroom — for women in architecture. Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNN As long as there have been cities,...
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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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The Best Music Videos for Architecture Fans in 2017

Ever since video killed the radio star, Architecture has been a backdrop for all types music videos, so which of 2017’s have done it best? by Tessa Forde The old adage “writing about music is like dancing about architecture” (it’s stupid etc.), loses some...
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This site showcases achievements of pioneering women in American architecture. Pictured here: architect and designer Ray Kaiser Eames (Courtesy BWAF)

This site showcases achievements of pioneering women in architecture

This week the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation launched a site that documents women’s contributions to American architecture from 1880 to 1980. By Audrey Wachs A new site started by a nonprofit architecture advocacy group is championing women’s contributions to...
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Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine, as painted by Ralph McQuarrie. A combination of Byzantine shapes and clean Brutalist surfaces, it's an example of

‘Star Wars’: The architecture that inspired a galaxy far, far away

The galaxy far, far away might appear alien, but its planets have roots right here on Earth. Written by Thomas Page, CNN In January 1973, George Lucas wrote his first treatment for “Star Wars.” Words did not come easily to the director, who always considered himself...
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Workplaces must include spaces for work and rest to foster innovation

by Ali Morris Studies of how the brain works show that offices can only facilitate creative thinking if they offer spaces for both focused work and restorative activities, says furniture brand Haworth. According to Haworth’s research, two very different types of workplace...
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2017 Gift Guide: The Architect’s Wish List

Feast your eyes on recommendations from the likes of Bjarke Ingels, David Lake and Ted Flato, and Jennifer Bonner. By Selin Ashaboglu Shopping for an architect can be challenging when the bar is high for aesthetics, quality, and creativity (as it should be). So ARCHITECT put the...
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Top architecture reads for the October Revolution’s 100th anniversary – Archpaper.com

By the Editors October 25th, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the October Revolution, when a group of socialist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace in Petrograd (today’s St Petersburg), an event that would echo through the 20th century and beyond by...
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The ultimate guide to dressing like an architect for Halloween – Curbed

From Le Corbusier to Denise Scott Brown by Katherine Wisniewski and Jenny Xie In the last few years, architects have done quite the dance in the mainstream cultural consciousness—Pharrell designed some shoes with Zaha Hadid, Brad Pitt is pointing at things in close proximity to...
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Frank Gehry is also teaching an online architecture class this fall. Photo courtesy MasterClass

Frank Gehry to design museum for famous architecture and model trains – Curbed

It will rise near the MASS MoCA museum in North Adams, Massachusetts by Barbara Eldredge Frank Gehry, the salty museum–building starchitect, has signed on to design a new offbeat cultural institution for the town of North Adams, Massachusetts: the Extreme Model Railroad and...
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