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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Wine Be Damned, Cork Is For Building

From flooring to façades, cork has entered the product arena as an environmentally friendly, viable construction option. By Blaine Brownell A decade ago, cork was in crisis. Though the material had been used in wine bottles for centuries, the Portuguese cork industry—which...
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10 Design Podcasts You Should Download Right Now | Architectural Digest

That’s right, you can learn about design without pictures! Text by Samantha Weiss-Hills Design podcasts are an excellent way to get inspired on your commute or while lounging on a weekend morning. That’s right, design podcasts—there’s actually quite a lot you...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 22: Timber on the Rise, Part 7 – Katerra Tackles the Inefficiencies of the Building Industry

The 2,000-person—and counting—technology and construction company is investing heavily in R&D and mass timber production and design, says Katerra Architecture president Craig Curtis. Today, the firm announced its acquisition of Michael Green Architecture. By ARCHITECT Staff...
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ICC Releases New Building Safety Podcast

ICC Pulse is a monthly podcast that offers listeners the inside scoop on the International Code Council and the building safety industry. By Lauren Shanesy In an effort to raise more awareness about building safety, the ICC released a new podcast Wednesday focusing on building...
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Transforming Walls into Smart Surfaces

Researchers say using this low-cost method could transform any room into an interactive space. By Ayda Ayoubi A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles–based Disney Research have developed a method that can transform walls into...
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This Week in Tech: Scientists Accidentally Engineer Plastic-Eating Enzyme

Plus, the deadline for ARCHITECT’s 12th annual R+D Awards is extended to April 27, and more design-tech news from this week. By Selin Ashaboglu Scientists at the University of Portsmouth in England have inadvertently engineered an enzyme capable of digesting polyethylene...
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A Backwards Approach to Material Innovation

Blaine Brownell outlines discoveries from his experimental University of Minnesota design studio. By Blaine Brownell “With typical buildings, details are decided upon in the final stages,” writes Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, Hon. FAIA, in Matter in the Floating World (Princeton...
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26 scholarships and groups working to diversify architecture

Professional groups and student initiatives making architecture a more diverse field By Patrick Sisson Illustrations by Sunra Thompson Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information. In reporting last year...
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