Point of View

August 2013

Signgeist 1: Views on Visual Communication

09/09/13

Signgeist 1: Views on Visual Communication

Curbside observations on the workings of environmental graphic design

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The Real Problem with China’s Ghost Towns

09/01/13

The Real Problem with China’s Ghost Towns

Flawed financial incentives, poor phasing of services, amenities, and jobs have lead to massive building projects empty of people

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Q&A: Edwin Chan

08/31/13

Q&A: Edwin Chan

Art, architecture, and contested territories in Los Angeles

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An Urban ColoNY

08/30/13

An Urban ColoNY

An installation at MoMA's PS1 brings up questions about the structures in which we live.

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Log Off and Hit the Road: Learning from Corbu Part 2

08/30/13

Log Off and Hit the Road: Learning from Corbu Part 2

A bike tour in search of the master leads to adventure, insight, and engagement

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After Hurricane Sandy

08/28/13

After Hurricane Sandy

New book points to New York City’s enormous water resources and lack of political will to tap it

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Green Team Part 18: Why Grow This, When You Can Grow That?

08/28/13

Green Team Part 18: Why Grow This, When You Can Grow That?

The process of designing with plants is much more complex that you might think.

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Ricochet of Neutra’s Boomerang

08/27/13

Ricochet of Neutra’s Boomerang

VS America acquires Richard Neutra archive, poised to replicate iconic designs

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Cult of the Analog

08/26/13

Cult of the Analog

Not to be confused with technophobia though there is considerable overlap

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Rudy Bruner Award: Engaging in Public Interest Design

08/26/13

Rudy Bruner Award: Engaging in Public Interest Design

Advancing the conversation on the architecture and planning community’s involvement with communities everywhere

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A New Humanism: Part 29

08/26/13

A New Humanism: Part 29

We can build better, more cost-effective human habitats if we understand the relentless processes of ecosystems.

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From Ronchamp to Roden Crater

08/23/13

From Ronchamp to Roden Crater

Lessons in humility and connecting with nature from two modern masters

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Picking Up

08/23/13

Picking Up

New book traverses the streets of New York City with sanitation workers

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Log Off and Hit the Road: Learning from Corbu Part 1

08/23/13

Log Off and Hit the Road: Learning from Corbu Part 1

The importance of stepping into the real world, observing it closely, and sketching it

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Design and Collaboration in West Michigan

08/22/13

Design and Collaboration in West Michigan

Kendall students examine and exhibit local design, manufacturing, and marketing

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Toward Resilient Architectures 4: The Geometry of Resilience

08/21/13

Toward Resilient Architectures 4: The Geometry of Resilience

Understanding geometries and the technological, economic processes that produce them

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It’s Time to Envision A Better Built Detroit

08/21/13

It’s Time to Envision A Better Built Detroit

Are architects ready to be part of a shared adventure?

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The Process of Making Public Art Demystified

08/20/13

The Process of Making Public Art Demystified

How reconfiguring site helped me think about my sculpture project and art practice

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Eco-conscious Trade Show Architecture

08/20/13

Eco-conscious Trade Show Architecture

Nomadic, lightweight, reusable, compact structures on the trade show circuit

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Q&A: Chris Calori

08/20/13

Q&A: Chris Calori

On achieving success in a profession that melds graphic, product, and architectural design

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Interdisciplinary Public Art Think Tank

08/16/13

Interdisciplinary Public Art Think Tank

Rethinking the way the public and art connect in the urban realm

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Places that Work: The Porch at the Moana Surfrider

08/16/13

Places that Work: The Porch at the Moana Surfrider

In Waikiki, there’s proof that front porches in hot climates can shelter and refresh weary humans

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Q&A: Kim Mathews and Signe Nielsen

08/15/13

Q&A: Kim Mathews and Signe Nielsen

Landscape architects working in the public realm connect the asphalt jungle to nature

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The Refill Odyssey

08/15/13

The Refill Odyssey

Our intrepid correspondent searches in Brooklyn and elsewhere for places to refill the over-abundance of plastic bottles, with spotty success

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Almost Home: The Public Landscapes of Gertrude Jekyll

08/14/13

Almost Home: The Public Landscapes of Gertrude Jekyll

A new book extends our knowledge of the famed landscape architect by examining her public spaces

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The Future of Home Living

08/14/13

The Future of Home Living

PSFK's home show bristles with technology.

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Why Cycle Cities Are the Future

08/13/13

Why Cycle Cities Are the Future

No longer just for bike fanatics but a healthy, efficient, and sustainable mode of transportation alternative for urban planners

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A New Humanism: Part 28

08/13/13

A New Humanism: Part 28

Communicating with each other through the spaces we build

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The IKEA Catalog App

08/12/13

The IKEA Catalog App

Augmented reality brings a new dimension to catalog shopping.

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Kickstarting Fiber Optic Art

08/10/13

Kickstarting Fiber Optic Art

Product designer Lyn Godley explores the potential of a thousand points of light for healing environments

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Working at the Crystalline Level

08/09/13

Working at the Crystalline Level

Integrating advanced manufacturing, architectural design, and digital media create an alternative mode of production for architecture

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Green Team Part 17: For the Love of Dirt

08/09/13

Green Team Part 17: For the Love of Dirt

Soils are park infrastructure, the backbone of healthy urban landscapes

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Q&A: Andrea Leers and Jane Weinzapfel

08/08/13

Q&A: Andrea Leers and Jane Weinzapfel

Successful female partnership defines the present and creates the future of a connected architecture practice

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Behind the Scaffolding

08/08/13

Behind the Scaffolding

Urban development plays havoc with a location’s character. In the midst of this change, how can a unique shop thrive?

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Architecture’s Brave New Digital World

08/08/13

Architecture’s Brave New Digital World

A call for the merger of urban design and planning with urban informatics to create truly networked public spaces

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The Indicator: Starchitect

08/07/13

The Indicator: Starchitect

Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the portmanteau

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Q&A: Peter Schenk

08/07/13

Q&A: Peter Schenk

The treadmill desk, having evolved from DIY fixes, is becoming an active solution to today’s workplaces

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The Debate on the Bank of America Tower Continues

08/07/13

The Debate on the Bank of America Tower Continues

Grand claims of being green stall the long-overdue conversation about the complexities of saving energy and cutting emissions

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Bringing Nature into the Workplace

08/06/13

Bringing Nature into the Workplace

The proof is in: biophilic design makes offices healthy and productive places to work

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A Master of Modern Architecture: Michael Arad

08/05/13

A Master of Modern Architecture: Michael Arad

New book examines the work and character of those who shape our built environment

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Mansion Built for Childhood

08/05/13

Mansion Built for Childhood

A groundswell of play advocacy in Philadelphia

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The Design of Garbage Accelerates

08/03/13

The Design of Garbage Accelerates

One environmentally conscious consumer’s struggle with the mounting trash we produce

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A New Humanism: Part 27

08/02/13

A New Humanism: Part 27

Of opportunities still latent in the continuing cultural evolution of modernism

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