Battling a Flooded Future

Jul 9, 2019 by

As flooding increases across the country, architects and policymakers are strategizing ways to contain the deluge.

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Modular Housing May Help Bridg...

Jun 24, 2019 by

 The need for more affordable housing was one of the most-discussed issues of Chicago’s recent mayoral campaign, but creating enough units to satisfy that need still seems like an elusive goal.

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The Future of Architecture: 7 ...

Jun 23, 2019 by

Architects share how the industry is addressing sustainability, accessibility and urban design

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World’s first upcycled high-ri...

Jun 18, 2019 by

Danish architecture firms Lendager Group and TREDJE NATUR want to prove that building tall doesn’t need to come at the cost of the environment or human comfort.

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College of Architecture &...

Jun 16, 2019 by

Edward Mazria is an internationally recognized architect, author, researcher, and educator.

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Ed Mazria & Francesca Des...

Jun 16, 2019 by

The Next Built Environment, Today

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In a ‘Recycled’ House, Details...

Jun 13, 2019 by

Few homeowners would want the shapes of fungus, germs or mold to freckle their walls or ceilings.

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Letting the Sunshine In

Jun 11, 2019 by

Daylighting strategies to enhance occupant performance and comfort as well as manage operational expenses.

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Why the Building Sector May Be...

Jun 2, 2019 by

Architects have enormous sway in specifying building materials and modes of operation; they also understand the political, budget, and client-education barriers to executing zero-carbon designs better than anyone.

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Chicago Finds a Way to Improve...

May 16, 2019 by

Other cities have combined books and subsidized housing, but the outgoing mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has embraced the concept with three striking new projects.

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Designing the Butterfly-Friend...

May 15, 2019 by

With the population of the distinctive species in decline, cities around the U.S. are trying to add monarch-friendly spaces.

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What We Did Not Learn from the...

May 13, 2019 by

Inside and beyond those white boxes, there are ideas for building a better world.

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Is Health the new Design Imper...

May 9, 2019 by

Pocket Neighborhood author and community expert Ross Chapin shares his ideas on tomorrow’s community design.

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Studio NAB proposes rebuilding...

May 7, 2019 by

After a devastating blaze consumed the Cathedral of Notre Dame’s wooden roof and iconic central spire, architects around the world have been putting forth their visionary ideas for rebuilding the Parisian landmark.

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Study: Home Wildfire Resistanc...

Apr 24, 2019 by

A recent side-by-side comparison at the IBHS Research Center shows how builders can construct more fire-resistant homes.

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Is Health the New Design Imper...

Apr 19, 2019 by

Expert Carl Seville speaks to healthy building program certifications and processes that are gaining popularity.

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This solar-powered school prod...

Apr 17, 2019 by

This timber elementary school and kindergarten in Switzerland boasts more than just good looks —

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The Pragmatic Outlaw Swims Bac...

Apr 16, 2019 by

Aaron Betsky says that Craig Hodgetts’ writings remind us how to make architecture for today and tomorrow.

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Future Strategies for Next Gen...

Apr 1, 2019 by

Despite efforts to reduce global fuel consumption, society continues its insatiable and accelerating demand for energy.

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What Termites Can Teach Us Abo...

Mar 27, 2019 by

“We think humans are the best designers, but this is not really true,” a researcher said.

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The Missing Middle: Los Angele...

Mar 16, 2019 by

The desire for something “new and innovative” often stands in the way of proven and successful practices, especially when it involves changing zoning and building regulations.

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Feb 7, 2019 by

Istanbul is perhaps one of the world’s leading examples of unsustainable retail development.

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Q+A: What Is a Smart City? Thr...

Feb 6, 2019 by

In a roundtable with ARCHITECT, architect Paul Doherty, policy and sustainability expert Debra Lam, and author Anthony Townsend trade opinions and insights on what the buzzword really means, why the world’s largest companies want a stake, and how architects can step up to the plate.

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Cooper Hewitt to Showcase Desi...

Feb 5, 2019 by

As a polar vortex sweeps across the nation, we are again forced to confront the new realities of a changing climate. Luckily, some architects and designers are collaborating with scientists, engineers, and environmentalists to develop solutions to social and environmental issues caused by global warming.

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Dec 21, 2018 by

Amid all the sobering stories and projections about climate change in the news lately, we have some upbeat news to share. Our hard work is having a BIG impact.

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Yale School of Architecture’s ...

Dec 13, 2018 by

The Tatiana Bilbao–organized show uses student work, Iwan Baan photography, and maps to present multitudinous—though sometimes blurry—visions for the contentious region.

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AIA Issues Climate Change Call...

Dec 12, 2018 by

AIA President Carl Elefante issued a letter today stating, “As architects, we have unique skills to explain the challenge to a wide audience, and the design knowledge to find more ways to reduce building emissions … But we must not wait.”

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Harvard Opens Snøhetta-Designe...

Dec 6, 2018 by

Dubbed HouseZero, the building uses data-collecting sensors, passive ventilation, low embodied energy materials, and geothermal wells, among other strategies.

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Ecological Design Book Extract

Nov 26, 2018 by

In many ways, the environmental crisis is a design crisis. It is a consequence of how things are made, buildings are constructed, and landscapes are used.

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Why Architects Need to Get Dir...

Oct 18, 2018 by

The new book The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit? offers lessons for today by looking at Biosphere 2, 1970s ecohouses, and other microworlds.

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