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Timber’s Transformation: An Old Building Material is Reborn

09/01/15

Timber’s Transformation: An Old Building Material is Reborn

Leers Weinzapfel Associates used highly engineered timber as the primary structural system in their plans for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Design Building.

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The Growing Demand for Spaces that Consider Our Health

09/01/15

The Growing Demand for Spaces that Consider Our Health

The sixth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series considers the inclusive, "bottom-up" biophilic design that is needed to sustain our health.

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Do Visionary Architecture and Public Crowdfunding Mix?

09/01/15

Do Visionary Architecture and Public Crowdfunding Mix?

BIG's Kickstarter campaign to seed fund one of the firm's quirkiest designs has led to questions of the role of invention, public engagement, and money in architecture.

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Herman Miller Pursues Legal Action Against Online Retailer

08/28/15

Herman Miller Pursues Legal Action Against Online Retailer

The furniture manufacturer has filed a motion against Madison Seating, citing "misleading business practices."

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What Do Historic Buildings Say About Our Connection to the Natural World?

08/28/15

What Do Historic Buildings Say About Our Connection to the Natural World?

In the fifth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, we inspect 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century architecture for the healing traits of biophilia.

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Hadid Teases New Project at High Line

08/25/15

Hadid Teases New Project at High Line

A new installation by Zaha Hadid Architects adds a parametric touch to a leg of the popular elevated park.

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Coping with the Nuisance of Noise in the Workplace

08/25/15

Coping with the Nuisance of Noise in the Workplace

There is no silver bullet to the perennial problem of office noise, but there are plenty of best practices designers can turn to.

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Modern Architecture Tells an Incomplete Story

08/21/15

Modern Architecture Tells an Incomplete Story

The fourth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series examines how architects ignored complex human responses to the built environment in their enthusiasm for the supposed mechanical efficiencies of the industrial approach to placemaking.

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Why Brain Architecture Matters for Built Architecture

08/19/15

Why Brain Architecture Matters for Built Architecture

The way we subconsciously view the world by seeking out patterns and shapes we recognize affects the way we design.

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Rediscovering "Bau"and Architecture's Countercultural Moment

08/18/15

Rediscovering "Bau"and Architecture's Countercultural Moment

The radical architectural magazine is given its due at a small, but sprawling exhibition at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts.

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