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Here are some photos of the Northeastern Illinois University El Centro Campus (2014) in Chicago, Illinois, JGMA, photographed by John Zacherle.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Book Review: Local Architecture

Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community by Brian-MacKay-Lyons, edited by Robert McCarterPrinceton Architectural Press, 2015Hardcover, 224 pagesGhost, a laboratory run by Canadian architect Brian MacKay-Lyons where architecture...Show More Summary

"I'm OK. The world's all wrong."

The quote of this title's post comes from the notebook of Harry Weese, which is featured in a 2010 episode of Chicago Tonight. The 13-minute piece gives a good overview of a late Chicago architect who, like Bertrand Goldberg, has been...Show More Summary

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 5/22/15

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 5/ 22 /15 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: Existing home sales fell 3.3 percent in March but still up 6.1...Show More Summary

See What Times Square And Wall Street Looked Like 100 Years Ago

See what places like Times Square or Wall Street looked like 100 years ago. Software engineer Dan Vanderkam has embedded a collection of historical photos from the New York Public Library into an awesome interactive map of old New York. If you're a history nerd, or you just love New York, prepare to waste your entire afternoon (or weekend) on this site. Read Full Story

Incredible Aerial Photos Of Cruise Ships Look Like Alien Space Yachts

Cruises may not be in fashion, but Jeffrey Milstien's rich shots make us want to at least wander their decks. Cruise ships, while notable for their grandiose scale, are rarely appreciated for their design. But photographer Jeffrey Milstein revisits the aesthetics of these massive boats from another angle: above. Read Full Story

How MAD Architects Is Draping This Roof Like Fabric

It isn't expensive, but it isn't easy, either. MAD Architects is known for bold formal experiments, where curves and pyramids collide. So leave it to MAD to design one the most audacious kindergartens ever imagined. The Clover House, in Okazaki, Japan, just broke ground, and it transforms a post-war suburban house into a three-story school. Read Full Story

Send Friends Drawings Of Their Spirit Animals With These Adorable Postcards

Meow. Woof. Ooh ooh eee eee aah. Animal fan art goes way back—the world's oldest paintings, some dating from 40,000 years ago, feature seals, miniature buffalo, and fruit-eating pig-deer, among other beasts. Animal Box, a collection of 100 colorful postcards by 10 artists, proves the tradition is still going strong. Show More Summary

For Just $12, These Shoes Will Grow With Your Kid

If only Jordans were made this way! Any parent knows, a growing child burns through shoes as fast as you can buy them. But if a child's foot grows, why don't we have a shoe that grows along with it? Read Full Story

STEM Curriculum Turned Into An Addictive Game

With Simple Machines, six interactive worlds illustrate the foundational principles of physics. Levers, pulleys, and wheels—they're tools that outline some of the most foundational principles in physics. But foundational principles are boring. Show More Summary

Smart Bras Aren't As Stupid As They Sound

Created by an alum of Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, Sensilk is biometric clothing that takes a decidedly female-centric approach to wearables. For Ashley Tyler, a designer and former director at Ralph Lauren, Nautica, and Levi's, the premise seems so obvious. Show More Summary

Is There A Difference Between Liberal And Conservative Typography?

Are liberals sans-serifs and conservatives serifs? It's not quite that simple anymore. The fonts are called Bulo and Trola. Both mean "hoax" in Spanish. And they were created by the type foundry Tipografies back in 2013 as one core typeface split into serif (ornamental) and sans serif (streamlined) versions. (Read more on serif vs. sans serif fonts here.) Read Full Story

Denmark Might Eliminate Paper Money: Should We Do The Same?

An all-electronic economy would reduce crime and make it easier to adjust the economy. But there are major cons, too. What should we do with all that cash? By next year, if you walk in a restaurant or gas station in Copenhagen, you might no longer be able to pay with cash. Show More Summary

When Were Most People With Your Name Born (And How Many Are Still Alive)?

A chart efficiently shows us the distribution of names among Americans living and dead. Names are a fascinating convention. Letting parents name their children whatever they want has produced some questionable moments, to say the least. Show More Summary

The MTA Explains All Those Subway Delays With A Neat 8-Bit Video

It's not because someone threw a giant red turtle shell at it. The frustrations that accompany using public transportation are matched only by the frustrations that come with walking, cycling, driving, or taking taxis/Uber/etc. Still,...Show More Summary

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 5/21/15

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 5/21/15 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: Building permits in April rose by 10.1 percent over March and 6.4...Show More Summary

Jacob Jensen, Creator Of Bang & Olufsen's Design Language, Dies at Age 89

Jensen spent nearly 30 years designing for the iconic Danish electronics company. Jacob Jensen, the Copenhagen-born designer who spent almost 30 years creating landmark designs for Bang & Olufsen, died last Friday. He's credited with...Show More Summary

Arrange Your Living Room Furniture Like A Slide Puzzle

Mosaico imagines modular furniture that reassembles at will. Your average living room set consists of a couch, a loveseat, and a coffee table. Maybe you spice things up with an accent chair. And in your home, there's one, maybe two ways to arrange this furniture so it serves your day to day life. Read Full Story

Strangely Common Ways To Die In Each State

None of this is good. A new map from the Center for Disease Control looks at the most unique way to die in each state. This strange way of looking at the stats does not mean these are common ways to die, however, the CDC writes on their site that some of these causes killed less than 100 people in a given state. Read Full Story

4 Ways Elevators Will Get Totally Insane In 2016

The company behind 1 WTC's super-fast elevators tells us about the Star Trek elevators that will be coming as soon as next year. On May 29, the One World Trade Center Observatory in New York will open up to the public. To get passengers...Show More Summary

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