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Friday, November 22, 2019
Eero Saarinen Designed Weapons and ‘Devices’ For the CIA
23/06/2016

Eero Saarinen Designed Weapons and ‘Devices’ For the CIA

Gizmodo

Eero Saarinen designed some of the most iconic American buildings of the 20th century. The arch in St. Louis? That was him...

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Breaking into the 800 club
17/06/2016

Breaking into the 800 club

The New York Times Magazine
“This is the skyline people talk about.” It was a Wednesday evening in late May, and Warren Estis, a real estate litigator, was showing... [+]
Emilio Ambasz: «I detest writing theories, I prefer writing fables»
16/06/2016

Emilio Ambasz: «I detest writing theories, I prefer writing fables»

Vladimir Belogolovsky: We are in Bologna, Italy where you spend some of your time every year. Curiously, on my way here, my train passed your hospital complex in Venice-Mestre. It zipped right next to it; I had a pleasure visiting it a few years ago...

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Demolition of Moscow 'workers' villages' raises fears for heritage
15/06/2016

Demolition of Moscow 'workers' villages' raises fears for heritage

The Guardian

When Moscow city deputy Alexandra Parushina asked the men in bulldozers whether they had permission to tear down a 1920s housing estate in her constituency...

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Does Makoko Floating School's collapse threaten the whole slum's future?
14/06/2016

Does Makoko Floating School's collapse threaten the whole slum's future?

The Guardian

Multiple award-winning Makoko Floating School was a beacon of hope in this Lagos slum...

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How the refugees of Calais became the camp's architects
13/06/2016

How the refugees of Calais became the camp's architects

The Guardian

A nightclub, restaurant strip and thatched roofs – in the haphazard squalor of the Calais refugee camp, residents have found a way to make tents feel like home...

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An Icon of Midcentury Organic Modern Architecture Is Destroyed
09/06/2016

An Icon of Midcentury Organic Modern Architecture Is Destroyed

Hyperallergic

Bruce Goff’s Bavinger House in Norman, Oklahoma, had been built right into the state’s red earth. A spiraling 1955 house that was considered one of the icons of 20th-century...

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Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari wins Japan’s Fakuoka Prize
07/06/2016

Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari wins Japan’s Fakuoka Prize

Tribune

The award aims to increase awareness of Asian cultures and to institute a broad framework for exchange and mutual learning among the peoples of Asia...

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Alejandro Zaera-Polo sues Princeton University
31/05/2016

Alejandro Zaera-Polo sues Princeton University

Daily Princetonian

University professor Alejandro Zaera-Polo, former dean of the school of architecture, has filed a complaint alleging breach of contract, trade libel and defamation by members...

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New protégé in architecture
27/05/2016

New protégé in architecture

Rolex Mentor and Protégé

David Chipperfield has selected the 34 year-old Swiss designer and academic, Simon Kretz, as his protégé in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative for 2016–2017...

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Why Europe Has Such a Lower Carbon Footprint Than the U.S.
25/05/2016

Why Europe Has Such a Lower Carbon Footprint Than the U.S.

Pulitzer Center

The average European has about half the carbon footprint of the average American, but that isn't necessarily because the average German is trying...

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On her 100th birthday, how Jane Jacobs changed the way we look at cities
04/05/2016

On her 100th birthday, how Jane Jacobs changed the way we look at cities

The Guardian / Saskia Sassen

When I first encountered this doyenne of urban activism, she offered one of the sharpest...

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Shigeru Ban Takes His Relief Architecture to Ecuador
04/05/2016

Shigeru Ban Takes His Relief Architecture to Ecuador

Curbed

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban is once more jumping into disaster-relief efforts. The cardboard-wielding starchitect traveled to Ecuador...

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Martino Stierli of MoMA responds to gallery closing criticism
29/04/2016

Martino Stierli of MoMA responds to gallery closing criticism

The Architects Newspaper

Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, has responded to the article about the future of the museum’s galleries...

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Can Vanna Venturi House and other landmark homes survive the test of new owners?
29/04/2016

Can Vanna Venturi House and other landmark homes survive the test of new owners?

Los Angeles Times

The online listing for the Vanna Venturi House, a three-bedroom, two-bath, two-story... 

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Tomorrow's Buildings: Radical solutions to housing crisis
21/04/2016

Tomorrow's Buildings: Radical solutions to housing crisis

BBC

For many, a smart home is not one that has a thermostat that responds to their temperature needs, a door lock that knows they are coming up the drive...

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Grieving and Going Forward: How Zaha Hadid’s Firm Plans to Move On
21/04/2016

Grieving and Going Forward: How Zaha Hadid’s Firm Plans to Move On

The New York Times

Patrik Schumacher, the thoughtful German who worked alongside Ms. Hadid for 28 years and was her senior partner, must step forward to give the firm a new identity while honoring...

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The 100 Most Influential People: Bjarke Ingels. Highflyer of skylines
21/04/2016

The 100 Most Influential People: Bjarke Ingels. Highflyer of skylines

Time / Rem Koolhaas

Contrary to many, maybe including himself, I do not consider Bjarke Ingels the reincarnation of this or that architect from the past. On the contrary, he is the embodiment...

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The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life
20/04/2016

The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life

The Atlantic

Considering the constant fatalities, rampant pollution, and exorbitant costs of ownership, there is no better word to characterize the car’s dominance than insane...

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Glenn Murcutt to chair Pritzker Prize jury
19/04/2016

Glenn Murcutt to chair Pritzker Prize jury

UNSW Australia

Current chairman Lord Peter Palumbo announced that Murcutt will succeed him at the ceremony to honour the 2016 Pritzker Prize Laureate Alejandro Aravena...

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Every shot Kobe Bryant ever took
18/04/2016

Every shot Kobe Bryant ever took

Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant's 30,699th and final field goal came from 19 feet with 31 seconds left against the Utah Jazz. During his 20 years with the Lakers...

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How Urban Parks Are Bringing Nature Close to Home
08/04/2016

How Urban Parks Are Bringing Nature Close to Home

National Geographic

Reclaimed wastelands, centuries-old green spaces, and creative waterways offer quick escapes...

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Alejandro Aravena’s projects at the disposal of refugees
06/04/2016

Alejandro Aravena’s projects at the disposal of refugees

In a press conference, Aravena announced the publication on the Internet of his social housing projects, for use in the addressing of the problem of refugee camps.

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Norman Foster Tribute to Zaha Hadid
01/04/2016

Norman Foster Tribute to Zaha Hadid

I am devastated by the news of the loss of Zaha Hadid and cannot comprehend the enormity of her passing away.  I became very close to her as a friend and colleague in parallel with my deep respect for her as an architect of immense...

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Forgotten Lessons From a 1970s Fight Against Gentrification
31/03/2016

Forgotten Lessons From a 1970s Fight Against Gentrification

Citylab

How a decades-old tenant battle in Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood is still shaping the city today...

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Shukhov Tower in Moscow Placed on Monuments Watch List
31/03/2016

Shukhov Tower in Moscow Placed on Monuments Watch List

The New York Times

The Shukhov Tower, a 1920s broadcast transmission tower in Moscow that is a landmark of modernist structural engineering...

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Current design of New Zealand flag wins the referendum
30/03/2016

Current design of New Zealand flag wins the referendum

Stuff

The British ensign proved to be the victor with no real change in votes from the preliminary results...

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The birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation
30/03/2016

The birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation

The Guardian

The foundation of al-Mansur’s ‘Round City’ in 762 was a glorious milestone in the history of urban design...

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Bjarke Ingels, the current star of the world's architectural scene
22/03/2016

Bjarke Ingels, the current star of the world's architectural scene

CBS News

Handling over 60 major projects including the Googleplex and Two World Trade Center, Bjarke Ingels...

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Zaha Hadid Designs for Georg Jensen
22/03/2016

Zaha Hadid Designs for Georg Jensen

The New York Times

Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect, has joined with the Danish brand Georg Jensen on a line of rings and cuff bracelets rendered in sterling silver and black rhodium-plated silver... 

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