Podcast: What is Progressive Architecture?

Listen to the jury of the 66th Annual P/A Awards—Paul Andersen, J. Frano Violich, and Claire Weisz—discuss what progressive architecture means to them, and how that definition is changing design. By Katie Gerfen Listen to more of ARCHITECT’s podcast episodes here. For the...
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Wanda Lau

AIA Guides for Equitable Practice Offer More Than Workplace Strategies

Now available on AIA’s website, the guides package instructional content, legal resources, and personal testimonials that support the need for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the profession. By Wanda Lau Established in 2017, AIA’s Equity and the Future of Architecture...
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Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itself by Jonathan Watts In the time it takes you to read this sentence, the global building industry will have poured...
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Inspire Imagination and Play With Architecture Toys to Assemble

by Pedro Vada Most architects who are parents have thought, at some point, about designing and building toys for their children. Paula Zasnicoff, a partner at Arquitetos Associados, along with designer Andrea Gomes, decided to go for it and created the Bubud brand. Zasnicoff, an...
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a closer look at the 230 new emojis arriving in 2019

juliana neira yesterday, a colossal 230 emojis were approved by the unicode consortium, one month in advance of their official release. coming to major platforms possibly in september or october, this is the sixth major update since 2014 and continues to broaden its diversity and...
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Illustrations by Naomi Elliott

An illustrated guide to New York City’s architectural styles

From the 18th century to today By Sam Lubell  Illustrations by Naomi Elliott Few places are as comfortable with architectural variety as New York, a city that has always reinvented itself, but never thrown away its past. As a result, it boasts one of the liveliest mixes of...
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Adam Fure

Welcome to the New Normal – a book, Possible Mediums

A group of young designers offers “possible mediums” instead of buildings. By Aaron Betsky Theory has seemed so last millennium for so long that I am happy to report that it is back. For the first time this century, architecture theory is coalescing into a semblance of coherence....
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Contractors install CLT at the LEVER Architecture-designed Albina Yard in Portland, Oregon. (LEVER Architecture)

The U.S. mass timber industry is maturing while it branches out

By Sydney Franklin This article originally appeared as part of our January 2019 print issue in the timber feature. President Donald Trump’s tariffs, enacted in November 2017, have not yet made a significant impact on the U.S. mass timber industry. But if Trump chooses to take...
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IgCC 2018: What Architects and Clients Need to Know

The latest edition of the International Green Construction Code absorbs ASHRAE 189.1 and aims to bridge the gap between optional and mandatory guidelines for high-performance design. By Michael Kilkelly Architects and owners looking to construct high-performance buildings have a...
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AIA Report Offers Guidance on the Architect-Manufacturer Relationship

The Institute’s 2018 report “The Architect’s Journey to Specification” reveals what 400 survey respondents consider key factors that can make or break a specifier’s relationship with a manufacturer. By Katharine Keane In 2018, the AIA collaborated...
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