Point of View

October 2013

Q&A: Kai-Uwe Bergmann

11/04/13

Q&A: Kai-Uwe Bergmann

BIG’s business-development guru talks architecture around the world

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Q & A: Jerilou Hammett

11/01/13

Q & A: Jerilou Hammett

About a new book that demonstrates how change happens

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Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg: Part 6

11/01/13

Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg: Part 6

Taxi rank designed to connect people, businesses, entertainment-- the city itself

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The Indicator: Why the Solar Decathlon Should Enter the Real World

10/31/13

The Indicator: Why the Solar Decathlon Should Enter the Real World

Is the Department of Energy’s well-intended program limited to the buzz it produces?

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Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg: Part 5

10/31/13

Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg: Part 5

Transitioning from temporary to permanent, from permanent to temporary

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The Indicator:  The Disney Concert Hall

10/30/13

The Indicator: The Disney Concert Hall

Ten years later has Gehry’s homage to Uncle Walt’s memory made a difference for LA?

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Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg: Part 4

10/30/13

Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg: Part 4

Providing sanctuary and shelter for battered women

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An Emerging Arcology

10/29/13

An Emerging Arcology

Imagine a distributed system of self-organizing and self-sustaining communities.

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Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg: Part 3

10/29/13

Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg: Part 3

Women’s housing to replace apartheid-era segregation of the sexes

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Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg: Part 2

10/28/13

Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg: Part 2

Building as repair yard and guild house

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Response to Iwan Baan’s TED Talk

10/27/13

Response to Iwan Baan’s TED Talk

Ingenious homes in unexpected places shed new light on the world’s informal settlements

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Harlem Children’s Zone

10/26/13

Harlem Children’s Zone

The three phases of urban design in practice

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Design Management vs Scientific Management

10/25/13

Design Management vs Scientific Management

Reawaken manual labor? Start in design schools

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Green Team Part 21: On Location!

10/25/13

Green Team Part 21: On Location!

Landscapes loom large on film and TV screens

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Herzog and de Meuron Bring Back NYC Landmark Room

10/24/13

Herzog and de Meuron Bring Back NYC Landmark Room

Park Avenue Armory gets new life, new sound

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A New Humanism: Part 35

10/23/13

A New Humanism: Part 35

The next environment, looking ahead

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Höst Restaurant of Copenhagen Wins Best Restaurant Design Award

10/22/13

Höst Restaurant of Copenhagen Wins Best Restaurant Design Award

Norm Architects and Menu get this year's R&BD prize

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People and the City

10/21/13

People and the City

When photographer Robert Herman humanized the concrete jungle

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Green Team Part 20: Outdoors in the Digital World

10/18/13

Green Team Part 20: Outdoors in the Digital World

How technology as infrastructure is changing the urban realm

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Q&A: Daniel Libeskind

10/17/13

Q&A: Daniel Libeskind

Architect uses sculpture to investigate the dynamism of where architecture is moving.

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A New Humanism: Part 34

10/16/13

A New Humanism: Part 34

Bringing the human mind-body interactions with ecosystems into the educational mainstream

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Killer Herbs

10/16/13

Killer Herbs

Philly’s Benjamin Rush Medicinal Garden reconnects us to nature

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Empathize With Your Customer

10/15/13

Empathize With Your Customer

Avoid the temptation to stereotype when designing for real people

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Preserving the Work of Architecture’s Digital Pioneers

10/14/13

Preserving the Work of Architecture’s Digital Pioneers

How Gehry, Eisenman, Hoberman, and Yoh helped their profession transition into the 21st century

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Places That Work: Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital

10/12/13

Places That Work: Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital

Liberal use of wood helps relief stress, creates a sense of being at home

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The Fountainhead All Over Again

10/11/13

The Fountainhead All Over Again

Ayn Rand’s novel remains the perfect representation of everything that’s wrong with architects.

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Nature, Art, and Beauty: Antidotes to Everyday Traumas

10/10/13

Nature, Art, and Beauty: Antidotes to Everyday Traumas

Beyond the visible, or how the visual can humanize our institutions

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Q&A: Alexandros Washburn

10/10/13

Q&A: Alexandros Washburn

New book, The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience, defines a new era

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Another Architecture Classic Gone

10/09/13

Another Architecture Classic Gone

Chicago’s Prentice Women’s Hospital succumbs to “progress”

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Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg

10/09/13

Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg

Columbia GSAPP redefines the relationship between site and studio by studying public health in three cities

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Urban Evolution

10/08/13

Urban Evolution

Changing demographics call for changing architecture

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Signgeist 2: A 30-Year Itch

10/08/13

Signgeist 2: A 30-Year Itch

A romp through three decades spent in environmental graphic design

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Uncovering the Future Voices of the Favelas

10/07/13

Uncovering the Future Voices of the Favelas

A field trip reveals flaws in a well-intentioned mapping project

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Turning Parking Into Parklets

10/07/13

Turning Parking Into Parklets

Urban citizens get a break in tiny public parks

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Cities are the Innovative Labs for the Future

10/05/13

Cities are the Innovative Labs for the Future

Political, economic, and design power are behind a growing rethink of urban settlements

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Beyond the Assignment

10/04/13

Beyond the Assignment

Infusing life into architectural photography, the legacy of Julius Shulman

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Q&A: Wid Chapman

10/04/13

Q&A: Wid Chapman

Memories of growing up in an architect family and on carving out a unique practice

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A New Humanism: Part 33

10/02/13

A New Humanism: Part 33

The value and values of learning about nature and human nature

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The Secret Ingredients of Urban Excellence

10/01/13

The Secret Ingredients of Urban Excellence

RBA Chicago ceremony advances the conversation on what makes a great city

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AIA Puts Resiliency on the Agenda

10/01/13

AIA Puts Resiliency on the Agenda

Resilience Is the New Green

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