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Going Big in Our National Parks

Aaron Betsky on how our Western treasures can inspire us to be better architects. By Aaron Betsky It is the season to see things bigger than buildings. Summertime is when Americans, despite their ability to go anywhere at any time virtually, hit the road to get some real...
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New York's Brooklyn Navy Yard has incorporated a new mix of advanced manufacturing tenants and art studios, and will add 5.1 million square feet of floor space as part of its plan to become one of the city's major tech hubs. (Courtesy BNYDC and WXY) via ArchPaper

The origins and perils of development in the urban tech landscape

Author and professor Sharon Zukin looks at the history and the origins of the urban tech landscape, and how it has manifested in New York and elsewhere. By Sharon Zukin In most major cities of the world, an urban tech landscape has emerged. One day, we were working on our laptops...
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monumental underwater city imagined to revitalize endangered coral reefs

inspired by jules verne’s 20,000 leagues under the sea, the illustrated project by yunil nam entitled ‘the reef of silence’ is an exploration of a funerary venue and coral cultivation facility. through this fictional underwater structure, nam investigates the cultural and...
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The age of global sprawl: An unprecedented expansion of cities is coming

New report predicts cities will grow by 80 percent by 2030, creating a land-use crisis By Patrick Sisson The world, we’ve been told, is urbanizing rapidly. But the picture painted by researchers—dense, blocks of high-rises, new towers rising like staircases as citi...
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Cities in 2019 will be defined by these 10 issues

From homelessness and housing to big tech and budgets, the forces shaping urbanism in the coming year. By Patrick Sisson Beginning with a partial federal government shutdown, 2019 has started with a potent reminder of dysfunction at the national level. The current budget...
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This Week in Architecture: What Makes a Place?

by Katherine Allen It’s well understood that a sense of place is an essential value for people, architecture, and cities. Everyone from designers to planners to city governments speak breathlessly of the power of places to transform cities for the better – but it’s not...
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Designing Dead Space: How Architecture Plays a Role in the Afterlife

Designing Dead Space: How Architecture Plays a Role in the Afterlife by Kaley Overstreet While cemeteries have long served as a place in which we can honor and remember our loved ones, they are also often places that showcase architecture, and landscape design. In the late 19th...
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MIT proposes series of ponds to combat urban floods caused by climate change

kieron marchese a team of engineers and urban planners at MIT has developed a solution to climate change-causing floods: multifunctional urban stormwater wetlands and ponds that seamlessly integrate the control and cleaning of stormwater with ecological and recreationa...
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How are image-sharing apps affecting architecture and design? Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz's take on the Snapchat x Jeff Koons Balloon Dog in Central Park. (Courtesy Sebastian Errazuriz Studio)

How are image-sharing apps affecting architecture and design?

The art, design, and fashion worlds have already begun to chafe against the effects of Instagram and Snapchat on their priorities and client expectations. Will architecture soon follow suit? By Olivia Martin With 800 million active users and 95 million photos and videos shared...
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The 9 Architecture Topics You Need To Know About in 2018

What surprises will 2018 bring us? Women in architecture, bamboo, millennials, social architecture, rural architecture and the arrival of the post-digital era.   by Equipo Editorial – Translated by Keshia Badalge 1. Understanding how millennials occupy and use spac...
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