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ecovative turns mushrooms into walls, packaging and now meat

ecovative is a business making compostable packaging from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, for companies like dell and IKEA. now with plant-based foods like impossible burger and beyond meat becoming popular, the company’s co-founder eben bayer, wants to use mycelium to...
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Lego architects and super-fans on creating the perfect miniature world

Many architects now shaping the world’s cities acknowledge a debt to Lego, the Danish toy company behind the plastic bricks that have littered bedroom floors for more than 50 years. Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNN Many architects now shaping the world’s cities...
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4 Films to understand postmodernism in architecture and urbanism

by Romullo Baratto – Translated by Tarsila Duduch “Films have been studied by architects and other professionals who are interested in the field of architecture and urbanism because they offer a more subtle and responsive perspective of our discipline,” Finnish...
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Morse and Stiles Colleges, Yale University, 1958-62, Eero Saarinen, architect. Saarinen is seen here with a large model of the two residential colleges, which he designed to have the rambling plan of an Italian hill town. Yale Manuscripts and Archives. (Excerpted from Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory.) Courtesy University of Minnesota Press

19 New Architecture and Design Books For This Summer

With warmer weather comes a fresh batch of exciting texts on architecture and design, past and present. See our full list here! Zachary Edelson, Samuel Medina, Laurel Rogers, Joseph P. Sgambati III Twice a year, the editors at Metropolis gather the most exciting books in one...
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As Wildfire, Hurricane Seasons Crank Up, Offsite Builder Tools Up To Respond

Autodesk, Citi investments in Factory OS will allow for a new rapid response facility and an expanded in-house learning lab. By John McManus It’s almost never not natural hazard season these days. But, with Barry barreling into the Louisiana Gulf Coast, and sizzling summer...
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Researchers have developed eco-friendly bricks using organic luffa fibres

Bricks made from loofah and charcoal could promote biodiversity in cities

Plants and insects can thrive on the surface of these Green Charcoal bio-bricks, engineered as an alternative to concrete by researchers at the Indian School of Design and Innovation in Mumbai. Rima Sabina Aouf Plants and insects can thrive on the surface of these Green Charcoal...
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Inside the strange—and misunderstood—saga of Biosphere 2

Episode 6 of Nice Try! visits the Arizona research facility that began as an experimental space colony and ended as a lesson on hubris and human nature. By Diana Budds Escape fantasies have long fueled the search for utopia—that irresistible notion of putting everything wrong in...
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The Oneida Community Mansion House was specifically designed for the alternative living habits of a 19th century “free love” utopia.Courtesy Oneida Community Mansion House

What five failed utopias can teach us today

Catch up on the best moments so far from Curbed’s podcast Nice Try! Nice Try!, the Curbed podcast on the perpetual search for utopian living, has now explored five failed attempts at utopias, from the bloody beginnings of Jamestown to Oneida, an upstate New York commune turned...
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Aspen Ideas Festival 2019: Inclusive Architecture: Design to Embrace Human Diversity

By Zoë Rom Design’s intrinsic motivation is to improve a user’s experience. There has been a surge of design with and by people with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and sensory abilities aiming to make the lives of those with special needs easier. Fueled by advances in...
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The New York Times’ new ‘Tiles’ game is our current design obsession

Since launching this week, Tiles has consumed both game lovers and design lovers for its subtly addicting premise and eye-catching design. By Liz Stinson Say goodbye to your productivity. This week, the New York Times released a new mobile game called Tiles, and it’s the perfect...
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