This Is Your Brain on Architecture

This Is Your Brain on Architecture

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Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for The New Republic for many years, a role she combined with teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and elsewhere.

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China breaks ground on first “Forest City” that fights air pollution

China breaks ground on first “Forest City” that fights air pollution

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A pollution-fighting green city unlike any before is springing to life in China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the first “Forest City” is now under construction Liuzhou, Guangxi Province. The futuristic city will use renewable energy for self sufficiency and be blanketed in almost 1 million plants and 40,000 trees—a sea of greenery capable of absorbing nearly 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of pollutants annually.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Credited Japan for His All-American Aesthetic

Frank Lloyd Wright Credited Japan for His All-American Aesthetic

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To mark Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, many will pay tribute to the architect’s unique gifts and contributions to the field.

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STILL FROM POWERS OF TEN.

"The Best for the Most for the Least" By Sarah Cowan

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Though best known for their furniture designs, Charles and Ray Eames made more than 125 films—striking attempts “to get across an idea.”

The movie theater is a gauge for datedness. From the darkened seats, insurrectionary giggles further distance the audience from the screen, which plays on foolishly. Last month, when Metrograph screened a selection of films by the designers Charles and Ray Eames, the image of a white woman in a starched A-line dress, batting her eyelashes while caressing a S-73 Sofa Compact, hit a ten on the theater’s laugh-o-meter; it hadn’t aged well since 1954.

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Will Drones Lead to a Boom in Landscape Architecture?

Will Drones Lead to a Boom in Landscape Architecture?

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Ian Siegel is a futurist. As founder and CEO for ZipRecruiter, the job-seeking site, he spends a lot of time thinking about what happens next in work. From his 11th-floor office in downtown Santa Monica, Siegel says, he can see seven different parking garages, each one capable of hosting north of 1,000 cars—none of which will be necessary in the future he foresees.

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Monocle 24: The Urbanist - ‘The New Urban Crisis’

Monocle 24: The Urbanist - ‘The New Urban Crisis’

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From gentrification to unaffordability, how do you fix a city in crisis? We speak to Richard Florida about his book ‘The New Urban Crisis’. We’re also in Paris to look at the mayor’s plans for an abandoned railway.

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Hal Foster 'Global Style'

Hal Foster 'Global Style'

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Seminal art and design theorist Hal Fosters reviews Piano: Renzo Piano Building Workshop 1966-2005 by Philip Jodidio and Renzo Piano Building Workshop Vol. IV by Peter Buchanan for the London Review of Books, Published in September of 2007.

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The First House Antoni Gaudí Ever Designed Is Now An Incredible Museum

The First House Antoni Gaudí Ever Designed Is Now An Incredible Museum

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Antoni Gaudí is known to many as the genius behind Sagrada Família, the monumental church in Barcelona, Spain, that has been called “the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages.”

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French Town Are Being Stripped Of Their Architectural Heritage

French Town Are Being Stripped Of Their Architectural Heritage

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Throughout the French countryside, especially in less visited rural areas of eastern and central France, some homes have fallen victim to speculators who strip their architectural treasures and sell them, often abroad, leaving once graceful historic structures little more than empty shells behind gaily painted facades.

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HISAO SUZUKI/PRITZKER ARCHITECTURE PRIZE

Even Architecture Prizes Are Political In This Crazy World

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IN AN OBLIQUE commentary on global politics, the Pritzker Prize jury just awarded architecture’s highest honor to a little-known trio of Spanish architects who carefully honor local topography and culture in their contemporary designs.

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The Painful Truth About Isamu Noguchi’s Design For Martha Graham

The Painful Truth About Isamu Noguchi’s Design For Martha Graham

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With just a few lines and shapes, Isamu Noguchi’s set design for Martha Graham’s ballet “Appalachian Spring” suggests a landscape and a way of life. The outline of a house, described with soaring beams, is clean and severe. The only furnishings are a narrow bench and a rocking chair.

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Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Out of the box

Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Out of the box

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The Urbanist looks at those slightly unusual structures that make you ask: how did that get built and what does it say about the city that hosts it? They cover some very obvious eyesores, peculiar street furniture and divisive buildings challenging all architectural norms and models. Is it time for us to embrace them?

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A Writer Says That Art Can – And Must – Turn Hatred Around

A Writer Says That Art Can – And Must – Turn Hatred Around

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Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Art can take something as dark as the Hay Institution for Girls, as hateful as that graffiti, and in applying the transfiguring power of ‘something else,’ it can give us the strength not to turn away and normalize, but to keep looking—and in doing so to question, provoke, understand, reject, change.

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Info, Info Everywhere, And We Know Less Than We Think: Pico Iyer On What 2016 Taught Us About ‘The Information Age’

Info, Info Everywhere, And We Know Less Than We Think: Pico Iyer On What 2016 Taught Us About ‘The Information Age’

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The secret to happiness in almost any relationship is knowing what not to say. Ask your new love about her old loves and you’ll learn more than you want to know, and hear things you’ll never be able to unhear.

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Geothermal cooling, cycle paths and jobs: what does it take to get six green stars?

Geothermal cooling, cycle paths and jobs: what does it take to get six green stars?

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With murder rates double, and robbery rates three times, the state average, the Sydney suburb of Blacktown is not an obvious choice as a world leader of sustainable living.

But, in 2016, a new master-planned estate in the suburb became the first residential community in New South Wales to be awarded a top, six-star Green Star community rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

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