How the Quick Daily Drawing Puts Humanity Back into Architecture

A new book explores the idea of sketching as a heightened way of seeing. By Michael J. Crosbie Architect Frank Harmon has a discipline: he tries to do a freehand drawing every day. He doesn’t spend much time on them. About five minutes. These short spurts of depiction have the...
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En video… a reflection of NBWW’s history with the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach

In this video, NBWW’s principal Igor Reyes reflects on a 20 year history with the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. See exclusive drone footage here.
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Architecture: the Unsung Hero of Your Favorite Film

by Olivia Jia How does the built environment–whether fictitious or entirely founded in reality–impact how we experience and process film? From lesser-known indies to blockbuster movies, the ways in which architecture and the built environment inform everything from...
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7 Short Films About Architecture That You Won’t Find on Netflix

by Nicolás Valencia – Translated by Maggie Johnson If a work can be photographed, drawn, or expressed in words, it can also be the star of a film. This can be seen in Arquitectura en Corto, a Spanish cycle of short films about innovation and trends in contemporary...
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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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