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Timber’s Transformation: An Old Building Material is Reborn

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.

August 2015
The Growing Demand for Spaces that Consider Our Health

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.

August 2015
Do Visionary Architecture and Public Crowdfunding Mix?

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.

August 2015
Herman Miller Pursues Legal Action Against Online Retailer

Herman Miller Pursues Legal Action Against Online Retailer

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

August 2015
What Do Historic Buildings Say About Our Connection to the Natural World?

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.

August 2015
Hadid Teases New Project at High Line

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.

August 2015
Coping with the Nuisance of Noise in the Workplace

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.

August 2015
Modern Architecture Tells an Incomplete Story

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.

August 2015
Why Brain Architecture Matters for Built Architecture

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.

August 2015
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