Point of View

July 2013

Manuel Estrada: A Designer's Journey

08/01/13

Manuel Estrada: A Designer's Journey

The Spanish designer’s exhibition at the AIGA reveals the beauty of the design process.

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A Visit to John Lautner’s Childhood Home

08/01/13

A Visit to John Lautner’s Childhood Home

The log cabin near Marquette inspired the architect’s California modern work

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Your Career: Unlimited

07/31/13

Your Career: Unlimited

Architect’s book offers advice to fellow practitioners on making work and life happier and more productive

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Choosing Toys for a New Baby

07/30/13

Choosing Toys for a New Baby

What’s a first time, design conscious grandmother to do as she shops for a right toy? Consult Rudolf Steiner, of course.

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Broken Promises

07/30/13

Broken Promises

The Bank of America NYC tower’s LEED Platinum rating apparently isn’t. What’s going on?

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A New Humanism: Part 26

07/26/13

A New Humanism: Part 26

Urban settings designed to articulate function, boundaries, and hierarchies can draw us into purposeful action

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When Light “Cheats”

07/24/13

When Light “Cheats”

Do lighting simulations need to be accurate from the early concept up to working drawings or is the effect the most important factor in a presentation?

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The Highs and Lows of “Design Thinking”

07/24/13

The Highs and Lows of “Design Thinking”

Today’s designers need to play a strategic role to bring business into the 21s century

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Revisiting Beaubourg

07/24/13

Revisiting Beaubourg

A day at the Centre George Pompidou re-affirms the lasting appeal of this modern landmark

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Urban Views

07/23/13

Urban Views

New book on the American landscape updates a traditional art form and its subjects

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Rudy Bruner Award Advances the Conversation on Making Cities Better

07/23/13

Rudy Bruner Award Advances the Conversation on Making Cities Better

It takes more than great design professionals to create great places; it takes community

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Q&A: Peter Calthorpe

07/23/13

Q&A: Peter Calthorpe

The next built environment today: planning and the urban form

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Forecast for L.A.

07/21/13

Forecast for L.A.

Show examines contemporary architecture in Southern California and reveals a uniquely local approach

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Summer Video Game Series

07/20/13

Summer Video Game Series

Reviewing the architecture of SimCity

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Not Just For Kicks

07/20/13

Not Just For Kicks

New York City's new bike sharing program is changing the locals’ travel options, and their behaviors

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Old City: the New Paradigm

07/19/13

Old City: the New Paradigm

A look at how elderly-centered urbanism could help create sustainable developments with a soul

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Q&A: Suzanne Blier

07/19/13

Q&A: Suzanne Blier

Shared mapping system creates an inter-disciplinary look at our planet, our cities, and our cultures

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Gender, Beauty, and Butch Design

07/19/13

Gender, Beauty, and Butch Design

The troubling gap in the furniture industry that cannot seem to close

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Q&A: Paul Darrah

07/18/13

Q&A: Paul Darrah

The real estate specialist talks about new workplace strategies and the physical plant that supports them.

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Social Primer for Practice and Projects

07/18/13

Social Primer for Practice and Projects

Social media is changing the ways architects communicate with fellow team members

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The Temple of Spirit

07/18/13

The Temple of Spirit

The Guggenheim rotunda is transformed into a sublime skyspace in James Turrell’s new exhibition.

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New York Paves the Way for Nature-Inspired Innovation

07/17/13

New York Paves the Way for Nature-Inspired Innovation

Local research programs in biomimicry poised to have far-reaching impacts on the built environment

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Places that Work: A Children’s Garden for Everyone

07/17/13

Places that Work: A Children’s Garden for Everyone

At the Botanical Gardens in San Marino, kids play and learn about the earth sciences and adults love the experience

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Green Team 16: Stainless Steel

07/17/13

Green Team 16: Stainless Steel

For waterfront design, Stainless Steel is your marine friend and ally.

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A New Humanism: Part 25

07/16/13

A New Humanism: Part 25

Touch and the sensation of space as our interface with the built environment

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(Work) Culture Shock

07/16/13

(Work) Culture Shock

OfficeMax Workplace Interiors’ Impact magazine shows how open workspaces can function for different businesses

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Modern Homes, for Better or Worse

07/11/13

Modern Homes, for Better or Worse

An exhibition at the SculptureCenter lays bare the complexities of the modern domestic interior

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In Equality - Architect Barbie’s Journey to the Pritzker

07/09/13

In Equality - Architect Barbie’s Journey to the Pritzker

What needs to happen to keep women practitioners engaged in the architecture profession?

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The Importance of Graphic Design as Contemplative Art

07/08/13

The Importance of Graphic Design as Contemplative Art

Students create a visual album (book) of images inspired by their trip to Mexico

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Q&A: Alison Kwiatkowski

07/08/13

Q&A: Alison Kwiatkowski

How the new, tech-savvy generation sees work and the workplace evolving.

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Lost Lots of Philadelphia

07/07/13

Lost Lots of Philadelphia

Ariel Vasquez is dedicated to restoring a sense of community to his neighborhood

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A New Humanism: Part 24

07/03/13

A New Humanism: Part 24

Our senses are integral to our experience of the built environment

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Q&A: David Gouverneur

07/01/13

Q&A: David Gouverneur

Landscape strategies for informal settlements: creating armatures to shape urban form

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