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"Just Trying to Do This Jig-Saw Puzzle"

How architecture's and urban design's practice can change through studying of a little-appreciated Renaissance art, intarsia.

by Norman Weinstein

September 21, 2012

The Banal

Prix takes issue with the state of the Venice Architecture Biennale, saying "architects are playing on a sinking gondola while, outside in the real world, our leaky trade is sinking into powerlessness and irrelevance."


August 30, 2012

Piazza San Marco, Venezia
(Kristen Richards)

Q&A with Nicole Migeon - Architect of "Warm Minimalism"

Designing places of respite for creative clientele

by ArchNewsNow

August 16, 2012

Nicole Migeon Architect Studio and Gallery, NYC: the interior highlights restored brick walls and millwork desks
(John Morgan)
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Marks 25 Years

New Director Anne-Marie Lubenau, AIA, reflects on the past, looks to the future.

by ArchNewsNow

July 19, 2012

Bridge Homeless Assistance Center, Dallas, TX (2011). Architect: Overland Partners Architects
(Photo courtesy Charles Smith Davis, CS Photo)

Campus Collective: Leers Weinzapfel Associates Rethinks Higher Education Design

Addressing the interconnectivity of campus environs and student experience

by John Gendall

June 29, 2012

University of Connecticut, Social Sciences and Classroom Building: The new classroom building frames the campus nexus where two primary pedestrian paths cross.
(Anton Grassl/Esto)
Albert Barnes Offers Critical Response to Placement of New "Barnes"

Barnes agrees to talk with fellow Central High School of Philadelphia alum after 61 years of silence, but only on the condition that his remarks remain unedited. This transcript respects his requirement.

by Norman Weinstein

June 20, 2012

The new Barnes Foundation Art Education Center, designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, and Ellsworth Kelly’s “the Barnes Totem,” recently installed in the OLIN-designed landscape.
(Photo courtesy Lee Rosenbaum)

The Geeky Side of Design

"Architects are often phenomenal at connecting us to the outdoors, but horrible at disconnecting us when it's necessary. And that is the fundamental problem with architecture today," says Building Science Corporation's sometimes irreverent but always straight-talking Joe Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng.

by Wendy Ordemann

June 4, 2012

(Building Science Corporation)
INSIGHT: Let's Quiet Down: The Case for Places, Regionalism, and Sustainability

Architecture should be concerned primarily with place-making, not object-making.

by Peter Gisolfi, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP

May 30, 2012

Columbus Circle
(Bing Maps)

Who Designed the Space Needle?

Victor Steinbrueck's contributions have been given short shrift, leaving the design of what is arguably Seattle's most important structure clouded by assumption and innuendo to this day.

by Dale Cotton

May 11, 2012

Victor Steinbrueck perceived a tension in the David Lemon sculpture that could benefit the Needle’s form. Included here is Lemon’s sculpture, Steinbrueck’s preferred Needle form, and today’s Space Needle.
(Drawing courtesy of University of Washington Special Collections Division; photo composite by Dale Cotton)
Imperfect Health: Probing the Porous Interface between Architecture and Health

A new book and website linked to a recent Canadian Centre for Architecture exhibition offer a healthy tonic countering academically anemic architectural education.

by Norman Weinstein

May 4, 2012

Book Review: Social Media in Action: Comprehensive Guide for Architecture, Engineering, Planning, and Environmental Consulting Firms by Amanda Walter & Holly Berkley

This practical handbook is invaluable for practitioners who realize that social media is not a passing phenomenon and can play a part in their business.

by George Calys

May 1, 2012

Rudolph Redux: The UMass Dartmouth Library Renovation/Addition by designLAB architects

A current project slated for completion this fall offers food for thought for the future of Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center.

by ArchNewsNow

April 23, 2012

UMass Dartmouth West Building façade: future
(designLAB architects)

Book Review: Advancing Windswept Design: Pointers from Art Nouveau, Zaha Hadid, and Charles Sowers

New books and installation art highlight breezy refinements in wind-inspired design.

by Norman Weinstein

April 5, 2012

Colombia: Transformed / Architecture = Politics

The curators of the exhibition making its world debut in Chicago this week throw the spotlight on five Colombian architects who leverage brick, concrete, and glass forms to improve the lives of ordinary people.

by Vladimir Belogolovsky and Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED AP

April 3, 2012

Giancarlo Mazzanti, Mazzanti Arquitectos: España Library , Medellín
(Sergio Gomez)

Book Review: Laboratory Architecture for Observing Nature at Play

Books on Luis Barragan's house and BNIM's Omega Center for Sustainable Living reveal how transparently daring designs teach Nature's processes.

by Norman Weinstein

March 16, 2012

You Survived: Part 3: Operations, Management, Business Development, Practice: Turn off the auto-pilot and engage

Ideas and tips to foster a thriving practice in 2012.

by Michael S. Bernard, AIA, and Nancy Kleppel, Assoc. AIA

March 13, 2012

(David R. Tribble)

Book Review: Tracing a Hidden Track from Adolf Loos as Modernist Architect to Jennifer Post as Modernist Interior Designer

By considering this unlikely couple, we can air out that beleaguered term "architectural minimalism" and trace a trajectory of what might be better identified as "essentialist architecture."

by Norman Weinstein

March 2, 2012

Two Books to Accelerate the Translation of Ideas into Practical Forms

New books on design research and transformational ideas through architectural history have potent practical uses: "The Designer's Guide to Doing Research: Applying Knowledge to Inform Design" Sally Augustin and Cindy Coleman; and "100 Ideas That Changed Architecture" by Richard Weston

by Norman Weinstein

February 24, 2012

The Big Chill: Leers Weinzapfel Associates' Chiller Plants Reinvent the Art of Infrastructure Work

Thoughtful analysis, ingenuity, and the ability to envision design opportunities create a unique exercise to "make something of beauty" in urban settings.

by Charles Linn, FAIA

February 22, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Mod 7 Chilled Water Plant, Philadelphia, PA: An elliptical metal screen wall encloses rectilinear glazed walls of the chiller plant building and truck turning areas.
(Peter Aaron/Esto)
INSIGHT: Bringing Art to the Streets without Breaking the Bank

An architect explains how he used innovative materials and a close-knit alliance of stakeholders to provide economical solutions to create an artful amenity for a city's public transit passengers.

by Walter Geiger, AIA, FARA

February 14, 2012

The “Cascade Series” bus shelters along Orlando’s International Drive
(© 2011 Walt Geiger Studios LLC, Raymond Martinot, photographer)

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