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Planned Skyscraper Will Morph Before Your Eyes

An architect's bold vision or a crazy idea doomed to never get off the ground? Time will tell in Dubai. The city is known for its impressive architectural feats, but one structure in the works has the potential to be more awe-inspiring than the rest. Dynamic Architecture is designing an...

Digital fabrication in architecture

Many building processes still involve sub-standard working conditions and are not compellingly sustainable. Current research on the integration of digital technologies within construction processes promises substantial contributions to sustainability and productivity, while at the same time enabling completely new forms of architectural expression. Show More Summary

The Transcendent Power of Good Design: How Alvar Aalto Created (Quite Possibly) The Perfect Place to Work

(Image credit: My Dubio) After 20 years of working there, Alvar Aalto's architecture practice outgrew the modest studio space in his home near Helsinki, and in 1956 he re-located it to a building just down the road. The new spot, designed...Show More Summary

Exploring The Guggenheim Building As A Stage And Musical Instrument

"For this piece, the first that the Works & Process series at the Guggenheim has commissioned for the rotunda (as opposed to the museum’s theater), the interior architecture serves not just as a stage for movement but also as a musical instrument. Those sticks were tuned plastic tubes known as Boomwhackers. The performers were drumming […]

WOHA revamps Singapore office with lush 'pocket parks'

Singapore's 48 North Canal Road is a dynamic office space designed by the renowned architecture firm, WOHA. Working within local Urban Redevelopment Authority's guidelines to guard the heritage-protected storefront on one side, the green-loving...Show More Summary

The Beastie Boys’ Mike D lives in a gorgeous modern house by Barbara Bestor

It’s a beaut’ Well this is nice (and perhaps a bit unexpected): Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestor of Bestor Architecture, whose work we’ve admired many times on our pages, designed this modern home for Mike D of the Beastie Boys. In...Show More Summary

Exhibition of work by Robert Grosvenor opens at the Renaissance Society

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Renaissance Society presents an exhibition of work by Robert Grosvenor. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an untitled sculpture from 1989-90, re-contextualized within a spare architectural installation. Over his 50-year career, Robert Grosvenor has produced a body of work that is at once solidly physical and conceptual, muscular and fluid. Show More Summary

Could Paris redevelop its vast subterranean spaces for public use?

The city has roughly 186 miles of tunnels and 32 square miles of subterranean quarries to work with Underneath the City of Light is a mirror city of darkness. The dazzling architecture of Paris conceals a vast network of tunnels plus abandoned quarries that carve out a space ten times the size of Central Park. Show More Summary

Why The Financial District is Toronto’s Best Public Art Gallery

More than 200,000 people work in the Financial District each workday, and many more cross through the downtown core on a regular basis. While we’re all familiar with the architecture of the area and its grand scale, many visitors are too busy or too rushed to notice the public art on display at street level. Show More Summary

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater Institute gets sleek expansion

It's the work of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, of Apple Store renown Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ), the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania-founded architectural practice best known for its iconic designs for Apple stores in New York City, France,...Show More Summary

An inside look at the offices of Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, and more

A glimpse into workspaces as varied as the studios’ projects Lots of ink—digital and real alike—is spilled on the work of the world’s busiest architecture firms, from Zaha Hadid Architects, in London, to Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in Paris, and a whole host of places in between. Show More Summary

Luis Barragán’s iconic architecture recreated in evocative photography exhibit

Artist James Casebere uses “constructed photography” to capture the Mexican architect’s elusive work Legendary Mexican architect and Pritzker Prize winner Luis Barragán’s work continues to enchant, a phenomenon fueled in part by theShow More Summary

Architecture students work longer hours than any other major, study says

Architects-in-training beat out chemical and aeronautical engineers for this dubious honor Architecture students will tell you all about the long hours and sleepless nights they endure in pursuit of a degree. Now, intel from IndianaShow More Summary

Carl Solway Gallery opens three solo exhibitions

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Carl Solway Gallery presents three solo exhibitions by artists who engage in fresh approaches to established traditions in architecture, ceramics and textiles. Working in very different mediums, each artist profoundly interprets observations of the natural world and the culture we live in. Show More Summary

Datebook: A library within a gallery, photos of bus stops and abandoned rail stations, vintage punk fliers

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

An invented library. Unusual prints. And the ephemera of early punk. Plus: Photography that captures often overlooked pieces of architecture and works crafted from cardboard. Here are seven events to check out in the coming week: "Edgar Arceneaux: Library of Black Lies," at the Main Museum. First...

The Most Innovative Gadgets That Didn't Make It

For Architectural Digest, by Adam Peterson. In the hypercompetitive world of technology, success stories can shape the way we live, work, or play for years to come. If all goes according to plan with regard to timing, marketing, and funding, some innovations manage to survive the Darwinian jungle of consumer preference. Show More Summary

10 Works of Architecture in Harmony with Nature

Urbanization is an ongoing issue for economically disadvantaged communities, immigrant communities, and beyond. The political, moral, and financial implications of these issues extends to our natural surroundings as well, as we are still seeing the number of lost green spaces rising. Show More Summary

Haiti renovation project boosts community using local labor and materials

Nothing warms our design-loving hearts like a project built by and for communities, and with local resources to boot. Working pro bono, Thrive Architecture teamed with nonprofit organization Building Goodness Foundation and local workers to expand an existing Center of Hope Haiti school and orphanage just outside of Hinche. Show More Summary

Sean Kelly opens a major one-person exhibition by James Casebere

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Sean Kelly announces Emotional Architecture, a major one-person exhibition by James Casebere. This is Casebere?s first solo presentation of new work in New York since 2010 and his first in the gallery?s new space. In Emotional Architecture, Casebere presents an entirely new body of work inspired by world-renowned Mexican architect Luis Barragán. Show More Summary

Tower in China is turning smog into jewelry

Studio Roosegaarde's founder, Daan Roosegaarde, is famous for his design and architecture solutions to the world's problem with waste and pollution. This Smog Free Tower works as a giant air purifier which, when tested in Beijing, resulted in 55 percent cleaner air. Read more... More about Environmental Issues, Real Time Video, Real Time, Environment, and Carbon Footprint

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