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Anatomy of an Architectural Photo Shoot

06.06.2016

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We’ve been photographing the same “wood-grained wood-style wood-inflected engineered-wood” PLANK for oh god, like…. three point five hours.

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We’ve been photographing the same “wood-grained wood-style wood-inflected engineered-wood” PLANK for oh god, like…. three point five hours.

Calling For An End to Architecture’s Style Wars

05.31.2016

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“Architecture has a serious problem today in that people who are not alike don’t communicate,” Rem Koolhaas said, speaking at the American Institute of Architects recent convention. ‘I’m actually more interested in communicating with people I disagree with than people I agree with.”

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“Architecture has a serious problem today in that people who are not alike don’t communicate,” Rem Koolhaas said, speaking at the American Institute of Architects recent convention. ‘I’m actually more interested in communicating with people I disagree with than people I agree with.”

It’s National Architecture Week!

04.13.2016

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Instead of spending money on what is essentially a branding effort, what if the AIA organized a national education program aimed at the primary schools?

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Instead of spending money on what is essentially a branding effort, what if the AIA organized a national education program aimed at the primary schools?

Cab Drivers: The Ultimate Architecture Critics

02.24.2016

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Every day they pass thousands of houses, hospitals, churches, and schools, so it’s no wonder many of them have strong opinions about the kinds of buildings they like. They may be one of the built environment’s most authentic focus groups.

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Every day they pass thousands of houses, hospitals, churches, and schools, so it’s no wonder many of them have strong opinions about the kinds of buildings they like. They may be one of the built environment’s most authentic focus groups.

Design Patient’s Bill of Rights: A What-If

02.10.2016

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I have a Patient’s Bill of Rights that protects my brain from my neurosurgeon, my heart from my heart surgeon, my nipple from my breast surgeon. So, what if we had a Design Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities? Let’s imagine…

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I have a Patient’s Bill of Rights that protects my brain from my neurosurgeon, my heart from my heart surgeon, my nipple from my breast surgeon. So, what if we had a Design Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities? Let’s imagine…

Who Saved New Orleans?

11.19.2015

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When official planning efforts floundered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the people of New Orleans took it upon themselves to rethink and reimagine their city.

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When official planning efforts floundered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the people of New Orleans took it upon themselves to rethink and reimagine their city.

The Trouble with Architecture

11.18.2015

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The profession is chronically disconnected from the public it’s supposed to serve. It’s time to rediscover some lost design tools and learn the value of authentic engagement.

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The profession is chronically disconnected from the public it’s supposed to serve. It’s time to rediscover some lost design tools and learn the value of authentic engagement.

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