Installation view of Cyclopean Cannibalism in Seoul. (Courtesy Matter Design Studio)

Responsive fabric and cannibalistic materials: A look at MIT’s experimental projects

As the academic year begins anew, AN took a look at the experimental projects going on at MIT; all straddle the line between art, research, and practical applications. By Jonathan Hilburg Academia has always been a hotbed for innovation, and as part of a new series on...
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116 Best Architecture Books for Architects and Students

Architecture, while a profession that is very visibly and tangibly realized, has deep wells of research, thought, and theory that are unseen on the surface of a structure. What urges architects to design the way they do? What are their motivations, their affiliations, their...
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the ocean cleanup has launched its giant pac-man into the sea in bid to clear great pacific garbage patch

this weekend marks the beginning of the largest ever clean-up and removal of plastic from the pacific ocean. the ocean cleanup, a non-profit organisation based in the netherlands, officially launches its beta cleanup system into the ocean on saturday. the system, previously...
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A+ Session: Driving Growth, Innovation, and Safety through Product Evaluation

A+ Session: Driving Growth, Innovation and Safety through Product Evaluation Design with confidence! Watch this short video to learn from Michael Temesvary, director of sales and partnerships at the International Code Council, about ICC-ES and how you can successfully specify...
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Tips For Using Concrete in Architecture

Check out some tips on how to use concrete and get the most out of it.   by Matheus Pereira; Translated by Maggie Johnson   In the eyes of an architect, concrete is practically a fetish. Currently, it’s used in a wide range of projects and buildings, from...
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Cutout Mix is a diverse range of graphic figures for architectural renderings

Francesca Perani and Claudia Manenti have illustrated 488 scale figures for use in digital renders that feature a diverse range of characters. Gunseli Yalcinkaya Italian designers Francesca Perani and Claudia Manenti have illustrated 488 scale figures that they are offering for...
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Green Exercise Machine Converts Human Exertion Into Usable Energy

Developers can reduce their energy costs, carbon footprint by adding the equipment to their buildings’ fitness facilities, says company. By Symone Garvett Fitness equipment is beginning to go green with the introduction of SportsArt’s Eco-Powr line, which harnesses human...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 23: Dissecting the Code, Part 6 – Initiatives to Expedite the Review Process

Chief building officials from Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va., discuss e-permitting and single-day permitting evaluations to streamline code review for architects and builders. By ARCHITECT Staff Now in season three of ArchitectChats, we are continuing our Dissecting the...
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Instagram design guide shows architects how to create “a visual sense of amazement”

Architects should make Instagram-friendly elements a central part of their designs for hotels, bars and restaurants to boost their chances of success, according to a new report. Marcus Fairs Architects should make Instagram-friendly elements a central part of their designs for...
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10 Books on Architecture You Can Read Online For Free

These ten books that cover a broad range of topics, from Herman Hertzberger’s advice to architecture students to an analysis of the films of Alfred Hitchcock. by Kaley Overstreet There are few things in this world better than books on architecture, especially when...
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