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Considering the Long-Term Impact of Design Awards

Considering the Long-Term Impact of Design Awards

Past winners of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) talk about how they use their winnings to chart the way forward.

September 2015
New City Playgrounds Explore Undirected Play

New City Playgrounds Explore Undirected Play

What are other, less fearful cultures than our own, doing to give children autonomy and adventure?

September 2015
Modernist Minimalism and Our Relationship with Our Buildings

Modernist Minimalism and Our Relationship with Our Buildings

The eighth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series shows how our evolutionary heritage helps us see buildings viscerally, and not as intellectualized abstractions.

September 2015
What If Buying a House Were More Like Buying a Car?

What If Buying a House Were More Like Buying a Car?

Architects recognize that modern families care about the environment and aesthetics.

September 2015
Yesterday's Great Workplace Experiment Finds its Footing

Yesterday's Great Workplace Experiment Finds its Footing

Cloud-based technologies have made hoteling an attractive option for both large employers and freelancers.

September 2015
Why Do We Create Ornament to Mimic Nature?

Why Do We Create Ornament to Mimic Nature?

In the seventh installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, we learn how ornament that is coherent with the rest of a structure helps connect people to their environment, and create a positive, healing atmosphere.

August 2015
Design and Leadership

Design and Leadership

Design’s role in the workplace is a constantly moving target due to ever-changing business models. Christian Guellerin explores design's relevance to management and leadership positions.

August 2015
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
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