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Q&A: Mario Carpo on Architecture's Digital Past and Present

08/18/15

Q&A: Mario Carpo on Architecture's Digital Past and Present

The theorist and historian discusses the popularization of architect-driven ideas about digital technology, the revolutionary architecture of the 1990s, and what’s next in digital design.

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What Kind of Design Triggers Healing?

08/13/15

What Kind of Design Triggers Healing?

In the third installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, designers face the task of better incorporating healing strategies into their work.

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Q&A: Jan Gehl on Making Cities Healthier and the Real Meaning of Architecture

08/11/15

Q&A: Jan Gehl on Making Cities Healthier and the Real Meaning of Architecture

The architect-planner discusses the ideas, influences, and concepts that have informed his philosophy and practice.

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Peak Zaha: Architect's Stunning Mountain-Top Museum Opens in South Tyrol

08/11/15

Peak Zaha: Architect's Stunning Mountain-Top Museum Opens in South Tyrol

The architect's newest building commands majestic views from its alpine perch.

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What Do Light, Color, Gravity, and Fractals Have To Do With Our Well-Being?

08/10/15

What Do Light, Color, Gravity, and Fractals Have To Do With Our Well-Being?

In the second installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, we examine the major factors that contribute to the biophilic effect experienced by human beings.

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Why We Should Be Living in "Living" Houses

08/06/15

Why We Should Be Living in "Living" Houses

In the first installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, the reasoning behind the human need to connect with living structures in our environments is examined.

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Irving Harper: 1916-2015

08/05/15

Irving Harper: 1916-2015

One of Modernism's great unsung heroes died Tuesday.

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Horticultural Happy Hour

08/04/15

Horticultural Happy Hour

Basil - Ocimum spp. Photo credit hortchat.com In our last Green Team post, we discussed the potential threat of the voracious Phragmite reed to our wetlands and how to contain it. Now, we focus on a host of plants with more pleasant prospects to help fend off summer’s heat. Looking to cool down this summer? We invite you to seek respite by the water's edge or beneath a shady tree and pour yourself a cold one. You might not be taking an exotic vacation, but the plants in your herb garden or local grocery store might be the key to transporting you to distant shores.  There’s no better time than now to muddle or boil plant leaves, flowers, or roots to make a splash in your favorite iced drink. Here, we list the usual suspects for you to consider, as...

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Coworking Spaces Combat the Work-At-Home Blues

08/04/15

Coworking Spaces Combat the Work-At-Home Blues

As freelancing becomes the new normal, the benefits of shared-work environments are undeniable.

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MASS Design Group Brings Social Design to Boston

07/31/15

MASS Design Group Brings Social Design to Boston

The nonprofit architecture firm directs its focus stateside with a new installation at the 2015 Design Biennial Boston.

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