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September 2013

What Makes a Building Memorable?

10/08/13

What Makes a Building Memorable?

Architecture, if it’s any good, speaks to all of us

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Q&A: Bob Berkebile

09/30/13

Q&A: Bob Berkebile

The next building environment today: sustainable architecture is yet to be realized

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Sketches on the Connectivity of Art: Part 2

09/30/13

Sketches on the Connectivity of Art: Part 2

Visualizing noise, our contemporary soundtrack

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Analog Assets: Digital Age

09/29/13

Analog Assets: Digital Age

Bridging the innovation gap in the architecture/engineering industry

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A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America

09/28/13

A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America

Making a case for the benefits of investing in dense cities

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Future Hamburg Now: Part 1

09/27/13

Future Hamburg Now: Part 1

The continuing story of a city willing to take risks

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Green Team Part 19: Is Bamboo for You?

09/26/13

Green Team Part 19: Is Bamboo for You?

All bamboo isn’t equal. Some plants may be environmentally invasive

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A New Humanism: Part 32

09/26/13

A New Humanism: Part 32

Ornament and the rewards of the designed environment

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The Landscape Architect's Guide to Boston

09/25/13

The Landscape Architect's Guide to Boston

As cities become nature-friendly, green spaces sprout everywhere

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An Era of Choice

09/24/13

An Era of Choice

Finding new lenses for strategic planning

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Places that Work: Garden of Flowing Fragrance

09/22/13

Places that Work: Garden of Flowing Fragrance

Experience multisensory design at the Huntington Library in San Marino

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New Film on an Old Tradition

09/20/13

New Film on an Old Tradition

Can Biblical rules be re-imagined by modern architects?

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Exciting Times for Art in Public Spaces

09/19/13

Exciting Times for Art in Public Spaces

Pushing the boundaries of public space, higher standards, and an expanding dialog

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Q&A: Thom Mayne

09/19/13

Q&A: Thom Mayne

Understanding that architecture is a negotiated act

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Architects Who Listen

09/17/13

Architects Who Listen

The best outcomes on a project may have less to do with ego, more with the fine art of paying attention to what’s said

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A New Humanism: Part 31

09/16/13

A New Humanism: Part 31

Aesthetic experience and the spontaneous feelings of recognition, enlightenment, reward, and fulfillment

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Remembering Marshall Berman

09/16/13

Remembering Marshall Berman

The critic, writer, teacher, public voice of New York, dead at 72

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Lina Bo Bardi’s Personal Modernism

09/14/13

Lina Bo Bardi’s Personal Modernism

An original body of work gains recognition in the world of architecture

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Online Guide to Health Benefits of Nature

09/13/13

Online Guide to Health Benefits of Nature

The ASLA gets behind the natural environment and showcases the public-health benefits of spending time outdoors

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Q&A: Sonia Dhillon-Marty

09/12/13

Q&A: Sonia Dhillon-Marty

On using art and design as a way to communicate, share values, and spread empathy

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Designing with Metaphors

09/12/13

Designing with Metaphors

There’s a universal theory for everything

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Building a 21st Century Machu Picchu?

09/11/13

Building a 21st Century Machu Picchu?

We had a dream after 9/11. What happened to it?

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Affordable Straw Bale Senior Housing

09/10/13

Affordable Straw Bale Senior Housing

As the price of energy efficient construction rises, some look for alternative approaches

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Never so Wright as Now

09/10/13

Never so Wright as Now

KPF channels the great Frank Lloyd Wright in their redesign of Centra at Metropark

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Returning Streets to People

09/08/13

Returning Streets to People

Five tips for going car-free

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Schindler House

09/07/13

Schindler House

From utopian communal living to pioneering the modern American dwelling

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Rethinking High-Rise Living in New York City

09/06/13

Rethinking High-Rise Living in New York City

While other cities favor steel structures for apartment living, the Big Apple is not so welcoming to the material

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Welcome to the Wellness Center

09/05/13

Welcome to the Wellness Center

A new breed of recreation design on college campuses express a growing interest in student health

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Q&A: John D. Macomber

09/04/13

Q&A: John D. Macomber

Harvard Business School announces an executive program in sustainable, competitive cities. The faculty chair talks.

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A New Humanism: Part 30

09/04/13

A New Humanism: Part 30

The refined language of humanism and the native tongue

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