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Scarpa and Botta Interventions Severely Damaged in Venice Floods

Fondazione Querini Stampalia initiates fundraising for restoration of its architectural and cultural treasures.

 
by JoAnn Locktov

December 12, 2019

Fondazione Querini Stampalia - water, water everywhere
(Fondazione Querini Stampalia)
Lesson Plan #7: An Implicit Rather than Explicit Model for Teaching Architecture

I would institute an annual prize, with substantial cash awards, for architecture students who would be given the task of designing a building that surpasses an iconic monstrosity in ugliness.

 
by Dr. Theodore Dalrymple

December 12, 2019

Sensitive architectural education with intellectual weight reflects adaptive architecture that evolved along with humanity itself.
(Nikos A. Salingaros)

Top Architecture and Design Books of 2019

10 books offering historic sweeps, global visions, and heroic quests.

 
by Norman Weinstein

December 5, 2019

"Original Bauhaus Workbook" edited by Friederike Hollander and Nina Wiedemeyer
(Prestel)
INSIGHT: Designing Landscapes to Adapt to Hurricane Season

By focusing on cultivating native ecosystems, landscape architects can help to build landscapes that are both more resilient and more authentic to place.

 
by Conners Ladner, PLA

November 21, 2019

Improvements to the savannah landscape resulted in a diverse and resilient mosaic that is an authentic representation of the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center's regional ecological context. 
(Design Workshop)

Lesson Plan #6: Teacher, Don't Teach Them Nonsense: Reforming Architecture's Broken Education

A curriculum overhaul alone cannot fix the problem; rather, the practice of architecture must first reform itself for any pedagogical reforms to make sense.

 
by Mathias Agbo, Jr.

November 14, 2019

Sensitive architectural education with intellectual weight reflects adaptive architecture that evolved along with humanity itself.
(Nikos A. Salingaros)
The End of Design Movements

We are in the greatest time of change since the Industrial Revolution. When things change, Movements happen. But is the Era of Movements over?

 
by Duo Dickinson

November 7, 2019

Design Movements/Styles Timeline
(patrick lee lucas / design : cosmology)

Lesson Plan #5: Letter from an architect to the gurus [teachers] and chelas [disciples] of architecture

From India, Shirish Beri writes this special letter out of the restlessness that arises from a genuine concern for the present state of architectural education and profession, as well as that of our society.

 
by Shirish Beri

October 31, 2019

Sensitive architectural education with intellectual weight reflects adaptive architecture that evolved along with humanity itself.
(Nikos A. Salingaros)
Building Abundance #5: Small City Rejuvenation and Architectural Abundance

Schools are more than conduits of knowledge - education is critical to both social and economic stability. Through regenerative design, architects can rethink of how learning is delivered that emphasizes its importance to small cities and rural areas.

 
by Edward McGraw, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

October 23, 2019

Google defines abundance as “plentifulness of the good things in life.”
(Ashley McGraw Architects)

INSIGHT: Three Trends to Know in Community Park Landscape Design & Planning

A look at the relevant trends that Design Workshop incorporated into the planning and design of the new Branch Park in a mixed-income, mixed-use urban village in Austin, Texas.

 
by Claire Hempel, PLA, AICP, LEED GA

October 17, 2019

Branch Park is a park for everyone.
(Design Workshop)
Lesson Plan #4: Response to Open Letter for Curriculum Change: A New, Biological Approach to Architecture

This response, in two parts, is from two instructors at the Boston Architectural College.

 
by Ann Sussman, RA, and A. Vernon Woodworth, FAIA

October 8, 2019

Sensitive architectural education with intellectual weight reflects adaptive architecture that evolved along with humanity itself.
(Nikos A. Salingaros)

Who Isn't a Born Architect?

Simon Unwin envisions children in their playful place-making defining architecture's essence in "Children as Place-makers."

 
by Norman Weinstein

September 25, 2019

Children as Place-Makers by Simon Unwin
(Routledge)
What is a Sage? Climate Week and the Design Profession

This is not about fighting climate change. This is about standing with the planet, our communities, our youth.

 
by Maxinne Rhea Leighton, Assoc. AIA

September 24, 2019


(Kristen Richards)

Report from the 2019 North American Passive House Network Conference (NAPHN19)

Of particular value during the two-day conference were presentations by Passive House practitioners, developers, and city agencies who have advanced PH implementation in their own practices and businesses - and in public policy.

 
by Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED BD+C, PMP, CAHP

September 5, 2019

NAPHN19
(Courtesy New York Passive House)
Lesson Plan #3: Beauty and Sustainability in Architectural Education

We were greatly heartened to see architecture students call for a curriculum change to address the social, political, and ecological challenges of our time, and we want to say something about how their proposals intersect with the work of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

 
by Nicholas Boys Smith and Roger Scruton

August 22, 2019

Sensitive architectural education with intellectual weight reflects adaptive architecture that evolved along with humanity itself.
(Nikos A. Salingaros)

Maestro, Please: Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Berkshires, welcomes its first new facility in 25 years - to applause

The Linde Center for Music and Learning, designed by William Rawn Associates Architects with Reed Hilderbrand

 
by Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA

August 1, 2019

Tanglewood's new Linde Center for Music and Learning is fronted by a majestic 100-year-old red oak tree.
(Kristen Richards)
Lesson Plan #2: A Time of Change

The coming technological changes in architecture will impose a full deconstruction of the way we educate architects.

 
by Duo Dickinson

July 25, 2019

Sensitive architectural education with intellectual weight reflects adaptive architecture that evolved along with humanity itself.
(Nikos A. Salingaros)

Beginning the Bauhaus

"Bauhaus Beginnings" at the Getty Research Institute lives up to its name - it is so impressive that, after a preview tour, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier wondered, "How can there be so much great Bauhaus material outside of Germany?"

 
by Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA

July 11, 2019

6 images from “Bauhaus Beginnings”: Herbert Bayer (Austrian, 1900-1985). Postcard for the Bauhaus Exhibition of 1923. Lithograph. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (850513)
(©2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn)
Lesson Plan #1 "Signs versus Symptoms": A Reply to the Open Letter from British Architecture Students Calling for Curriculum Change

Asking for radical reforms in architectural education, this courageous appeal could help this latest effort be taken seriously, and not simply dismissed, as previous cries for reform have been.

 
by Dr. Nikos A. Salingaros

July 10, 2019

Sensitive architectural education with intellectual weight reflects adaptive architecture that evolved along with humanity itself.
(Nikos A. Salingaros)

Aaron Betsky: Experiment and Experience at Taliesin - and Beyond

Architecture, according to Betsky, is everything that is about building or buildings: how we design, represent, and discuss them, what they mean, and how they act in our society.

 
by Effie Bouras, Ph.D.

June 6, 2019

Taliesen West
(Andrew Pielage)
Martin Puryear ... artist, sculptor, and possibly architect?

The United States Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Arte 2019: "Martin Puryear: Liberty/Libertà"

 
by Johannes M.P. Knoops, Assoc. AIA, FAAR

May 30, 2019

Swallowed Sun (Monstrance and Volute), 2019. Southern yellow pine, steel, polyester, canvas, rope; Two parts, overall 22 ft. 8 in. × 44 ft. × 24 ft. 3 in.
(Joshua White – JWPictures.com)


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