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Women of the New Wave

Women of the New Wave

Women of the New Wave

One day, researcher Despina Stratigakos sat down with a group of women from a global architectural firm. “These women had attended excellent schools, and their work ethic was extreme, eating lunch and dinner at their desks,” recalls Stratigakos.” “But they weren’t...

Do Creative Minds Matter?

Do Creative Minds Matter?

Do Creative Minds Matter?

Once the curtains lifted and the explosive, starburst chandeliers had risen to the ceiling, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky brought cheers and tears at the Met’s fiftieth anniversary gala at Lincoln Center this year. Baritone Hvorostovsky in a...

A Straw in the Sky

A Straw in the Sky

A Straw in the Sky

ARCHICAD user David Hertz, FAIA of The Studio of Environmental Architecture uses innovative and unusual materials to create beautiful and environmentally conscious designs. In the post below you will read about how Hertz has integrated an air to water technology...

Warm Cool Warm

Warm Cool Warm

Warm Cool Warm

What makes cities exciting, poetic, worth waking up for? The short answer is lights at night. At 1 a.m., a bedsheet hung up to dry in Venice reflects the moon over a canal (reflected once more in the water). We are enchanted, mesmerized. At 2 a.m., a smashed window in...

Ipso Prestbo!

Ipso Prestbo!

Ipso Prestbo!

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) 2016 last November was, as expected, the busiest, bustlingest building industry event in the Northeast. And yet by closing day November 17, the aftershock of the national election had cast a pall over this liberal city, a gritty, torpid...

Messy, But Not Too

Messy, But Not Too

Messy, But Not Too

A 3,500-acre retreat in the Western Ghats of India: a 100-room lodge, a spa with 12 villas…cultural programming demonstrating the role of the music, art, and literature in promoting a sustainable way of life. A summons from the City of Philadelphia for growing grass...

Mamou-Mani, Maker

Mamou-Mani, Maker

Mamou-Mani, Maker

Like explorers heading their tiny craft upstream, a pair of bicyclists float over the sands of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. A dust storm shrouds them from 60,000 more inhabitants of their pop-up metropolis at the 2016 Burning Man Festival, known as Black Rock City....

Mix Master

Mix Master

Mix Master

In his Crown Heights, Brooklyn, studio last year Charles Goldman was reading the New York Times. After weighing its symbolic value as a “spreader of information,” he launched a series of “plop sculptures” out of mashed issues of the Times. “Then I left a bucket...

Tunnel Visions

Tunnel Visions

Tunnel Visions

Lisa Schon remembers holding the bird in a piece of cloth. Its tiny eyes turned to stare at her, bewildered. “I could feel its heart beating like mad,” says Schon. “The bird was terrified, and at the same time I was scared I might crush it.” Little did the captive...

Bore No More

Bore No More

Bore No More

 While your bridges soar your website snores. What happens when an architecture or engineering partnership’s commitment to strength, utility and beauty falls short digitally—adequate but hardly excellent? There are still many who could care less: “Our reputation...

Mapping Social Media

Mapping Social Media

Mapping Social Media

How the AEC Community is discovering new ways to build business on Main Street Part One: First stop, Pinterest. “I know at least half my advertising works,” said the prosperous business man. “The problem is figuring out which half that is.” For AEC professionals...

New Partner Feels Lost

New Partner Feels Lost

New Partner Feels Lost

Dear Louis: Are we a professional organization, or are we a business? As far as our architectural practice is concerned both models seem to be trading in degraded currency. I find myself wracked with anxiety over this question, as I nurture our ideas and projects,...

To the Nut Factory

To the Nut Factory

To the Nut Factory

                  Dear Louis:  I’m sixty-six years old with two cocker spaniels and five hair salons. Here’s my problem: I’m feeling boxed and bored in the burbs. Our house, in fact, is just a big box on steroids, inside of which we watch the box sent to me in a box...

T-Squares and Empathy

T-Squares and Empathy

T-Squares and Empathy

What’s New in the World of Neuro Architecture At first I was put off by the title itself: Architecture and Empathy. All you hear about in the business press these days is Empathy this and Empathy that! Every elite business school in the country is adding Empathy...
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