Point of View

April 2013

Slums are Necessary

04/30/13

Slums are Necessary

From the seeming chaos of Heliopolis a makeshift culture emerges

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On the Road with the Rudy Bruner Award: Louisville Waterfront Park - Kentucky

04/29/13

On the Road with the Rudy Bruner Award: Louisville Waterfront Park - Kentucky

Transforming industrial land along the Ohio River

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Famous Unbuilt Buildings by Koolhaas, Loos, and Chernikov

04/27/13

Famous Unbuilt Buildings by Koolhaas, Loos, and Chernikov

Looking at the vast cities of the never built

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Confessions of a Generalist

04/26/13

Confessions of a Generalist

Niels Diffrient is a tinkerer, a fixer, and an ever-restless experimenter

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Expanding the Scope of Architectural Thinking

04/25/13

Expanding the Scope of Architectural Thinking

A crowd of 200 assembled for the first panel in a series called Changing Architecture

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Cooper Union: Where's the Money?

04/25/13

Cooper Union: Where's the Money?

Faculty and students are pressing Cooper Union for a full, fiscal accounting

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Marks of Excellence

04/25/13

Marks of Excellence

New book on trademarks explains how the simplest of images can carry volumes of information

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Places that Work: Chicago's Poetry Foundation

04/25/13

Places that Work: Chicago's Poetry Foundation

What is the optimal environment to celebrate poetry?

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A New Humanism: Part 17

04/24/13

A New Humanism: Part 17

Geometries and the deeper order of things

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The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance

04/23/13

The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance

Excerpt from The Upcycle, the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle

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Philly's Doctor of Green

04/20/13

Philly's Doctor of Green

Trying to pull together Philadelphia's dispersed environmental initiatives

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SeaGlass Carousel Tops Out

04/19/13

SeaGlass Carousel Tops Out

SeaGlass Carousel is both a neighborhood landmark and a symbol of resilience and strength

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On the Road with the Rudy Bruner Award: Inspiration Kitchens - Chicago

04/19/13

On the Road with the Rudy Bruner Award: Inspiration Kitchens - Chicago

Healthy eating for a distressed urban neighborhood

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Racecourse Architecture

04/19/13

Racecourse Architecture

A number of racecourses can boast traditions of continuous use that put any other sport to shame

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Toward Resilient Architectures 3: How Modernism Got Square

04/19/13

Toward Resilient Architectures 3: How Modernism Got Square

As we enter an era that demands greater resilience and sustainability in our systems, we must ask questions about existing approaches to architecture and settlement.

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The View from PSFK 2013

04/18/13

The View from PSFK 2013

PSFK 2013 centered on the connections between humans and technology

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Learning To Innovate

04/17/13

Learning To Innovate

Inventours brings senior level executives in contact with best-in-class design innovators

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A New Humanism: Part 16

04/17/13

A New Humanism: Part 16

Stories and our need for them

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The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science

04/15/13

The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science

Akiko Busch discusses how a thoughtful citizenry can learn, understand, and act upon their findings as they observe the natural world around them

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The Design Art of Jorge Pardo

04/13/13

The Design Art of Jorge Pardo

A case study in the discussion on the relationship between the creative and the commercial

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Design Education for a Sustainable Future

04/12/13

Design Education for a Sustainable Future

A new book seeks to uncover the context, values, and behaviors necessary for effective twenty-first century design education

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The Green Team Part 12: Dumpster Diving - Are Container Forests in Our Future?

04/12/13

The Green Team Part 12: Dumpster Diving - Are Container Forests in Our Future?

A short-term landscape strategy with immediate impact

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Q&A: Daniel Brook

04/11/13

Q&A: Daniel Brook

Daniel Brook talks about his fascinating new book entitled A History of Future Cities

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A Great Tree Has Fallen

04/11/13

A Great Tree Has Fallen

Steven Bingler remembers Paolo Soleri, architectural iconoclast and wonderful mentor

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On the Road with the Rudy Bruner Award: Via Verde - Bronx, NY

04/11/13

On the Road with the Rudy Bruner Award: Via Verde - Bronx, NY

Via Verde, affordable housing and sustainable development

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Gordon Matta-Clark: Cutting through History

04/10/13

Gordon Matta-Clark: Cutting through History

Gordon Matta-Clark: Above and Below at the David Zwirner Gallery

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A New Humanism: Part 15

04/09/13

A New Humanism: Part 15

Symbolism, the essence of communication

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Bio Ups the Ante

04/09/13

Bio Ups the Ante

Wetstyle set out to combine the purity of environmentally-sound material with industrial durability

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The DNA of Collaboration

04/06/13

The DNA of Collaboration

What does it mean to collaborate in today's world?

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The Life of a Former Design Student

04/05/13

The Life of a Former Design Student

A new book looks at the creative evolution of designers from their days as students to their present careers

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Toward Resilient Architectures 2: Why Green Often Isn't

04/04/13

Toward Resilient Architectures 2: Why Green Often Isn't

When measured in assessments, many sustainable buildings are proven less sustainable than proponents have claimed.

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Q&A: Curtis B. Wayne

04/03/13

Q&A: Curtis B. Wayne

Curtis B. Wayne talks about his podcast Burning Down the House

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Q&A: Tom Fisher

04/02/13

Q&A: Tom Fisher

Tom Fisher talks about the role and impact of PID in the Cdes curriculum

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A New Humanism: Part 14

04/01/13

A New Humanism: Part 14

Finding authenticity through references to iconic places, building details

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