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INSIGHT: Failing to Protect: Three Actions Our Leaders Must Take in Order to Save America's Crumbling Infrastructure

Miles of Midwest land under 10 feet of water, a major bridge collapsing to the ground, a flood-ravaged New Orleans - these are all images we won't soon forget. But how can we keep history from repeating itself yet again?

 
by Barry B. LePatner

August 28, 2008

I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis
(National Transportation Safety Board)
Book Review: "NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith," edited by Franklin Sirmans: Sharpen your pencils - and get ready to do a NeoHooDoo shimmy

This audacious book is a welcome reminder that no term in contemporary architectural design is as taboo as "vernacular spiritual."

 
by Norman Weinstein

August 26, 2008



Design by the Bushel: San Francisco design firms work fast to bring Slow Food Nation '08 to the city's front door, August 29 to September 1

 
by ArchNewsNow

August 25, 2008

Jensen Architects: Slow Food Nation Welcome Pavilion at the Civic Center
Green and Graceful: Sunset Community Centre by Bing Thom Architects

Vancouver, British Columbia: A new community center is now the focal point of culturally diverse neighborhood, both civically and architecturally.

 
by ArchNewsNow

August 21, 2008

Sunset Community Centre: east entrance
(Bob Matheson)

WORDS THAT BUILD: Respecting Key Words as Materials for Building Durable Structures

Tip #5: Recognize the key vocabulary shaping your professional practice and share those keywords with your clients.

 
by Norman Weinstein

August 5, 2008

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Classic Nuance: Simon Hall at Indiana University by Flad Architects

A new research facility fits harmoniously with neighboring historic campus structures.

 
by Gregory Hoadley

July 18, 2008

Simon Hall at Indiana University
(Chris Barrett@Hedrich Blessing)

WORDS THAT BUILD: Steering Your Client in the Appropriate Direction

Tip #4: See your writing as a navigational aid so your design intent clearly comes through to your client.

 
by Norman Weinstein

July 8, 2008

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INSIGHT: Bowling Alone in Urbanistaville

Is living in suburbia the social antidote?

 
by Richard Carson

June 24, 2008

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(argentinatravel.com)

WORDS THAT BUILD: Playing with the Flow of Communication

Tip #3: Use language that playfully enhances the flow of design intentions between you and your client.

 
by Norman Weinstein

June 10, 2008

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Break, Pivot, Fuse: Conundrums of Shifting Space: The Daly Street Lofts by Joseph Giovannini

Los Angeles: Live/work lofts take on a new life - temporarily - as experimental exhibition spaces open to the public for the next two weekends.

 
by ArchNewsNow

May 14, 2008

Daly Street Lofts
(MKDunn Studios)

WORDS THAT BUILD: Clarifying Presentations to Clients through Rhythmic Emphasis

Tip #2: Use rhythmic accents to create a persuasive story to your client.

 
by Norman Weinstein

May 9, 2008

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Infill in Green: 22nd Street Condominiums by John Maniscalco/Architecture

San Francisco: Lorax Development backs up its environmental claims with a GreenPoint Rated label for an infill project in the city's Mission District.

 
by Jennifer Roberts

April 15, 2008

The mixed-use, urban infill project has enviable eco-friendly credentials; the three-unit condo, with street-level commercial space, designed to be healthier and more energy- and resource-efficient, has been GreenPoint Rated
(Mike Kerwin / Lorax Development LLC)

WORDS THAT BUILD: Coping with chaotic communication challenges

Tip #1: Learn to enjoy communicating with your client.

 
by Norman Weinstein

April 11, 2008

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Architecture Supermodels: Report from SmartGeometry Conference

Parametric design is set to revolutionize the way buildings are designed and built.

 
by Terri Peters

April 9, 2008

Workshop study using GenerativeComponents (as all workshops did) by Martin Krcha from Zaha Hadid Studio Vienna: Nesting of Bended Pyramids
(SmartGeometry / Bentley / Zaha Hadid Studio)

Notably Nouvel: 2008 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

This year's recipient will be saying "merci" in Washington, DC.

 
by ArchNewsNow

March 30, 2008

Tour de Verre: proposed 75-story tower adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art, New York City (in progress)
(Ateliers Jean Nouvel)
Transparent Connections: Princeton University School of Architecture Addition by Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Princeton, New Jersey: A contemporary connection revitalizes two wings of an existing campus building.

 
by ArchNewsNow

March 13, 2008

Princeton University School of Architecture addition
(Paul Warchol)

INSIGHT: Art in Learning: Bringing the Tradition of Sculpture in Architecture to Education

Art incorporated into school architecture can enliven the educational process in unexpected ways.

 
by Barry Svigals, FAIA

February 27, 2008

Beecher School: An 18-foot-tall “dancing” caraytid, designed by architect and sculptor Barry Svigals, supports the school’s new entrance canopy. The abstract steel figure represents two mythical characters: a Gideon calling the students to school and a Pied Piper, who, if the promise of education is not received, will call the students away.
(Robert Benson Photography)
INSIGHT: Transit-Oriented Design: An Evolution from Societal Convenience to Environmental Solution

TOD is the model for what multi-family housing will look like in the years ahead.

 
by John Burcher, AIA

February 12, 2008

Mixed-use Trianon complex in Clayton, Missouri, just west of St. Louis
(DeStefano + Partners)

A Bridge Between: California Academy of Sciences and Steinhart Aquarium Transition Facility by Melander Architects

San Francisco: So just where has Nemo been living while the new academy rises in Golden Gate Park?

 
by ArchNewsNow

February 5, 2008

SSsssnake Alley in the California Academy of Sciences transitional facility near San Francisco’s Yerba Buena arts district
(Richard Barnes)
High Times in LoDo: As it approaches its 150th anniversary, Denver has become a "Great City" with substantial new housing downtown

 
by ArchNewsNow

January 30, 2008

A 2006 aerial view of Denver shows Central Platte Valley with the new 30-acre Commons Park in the foreground; Riverfront Park (then under construction) on the park’s upper edge. Beyond (but low) is Denver Union Station and the rest of the LoDo warehouse district; Coors Stadium is far left. The Denver central business district rises in the background
(Landiscor.)


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