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The Challenge of Keeping Austin, Austin

03/28/16

The Challenge of Keeping Austin, Austin

An interview with mayor Steve Adler on the challenges facing this fast-growing, "it" city.

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How Different Architects Draw Humans (and Understand Humanity)

03/25/16

How Different Architects Draw Humans (and Understand Humanity)

The ways architects draw human figures give us insight into their understandings of the human condition.

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Abandoning Hostile Design for a Living Architecture

03/24/16

Abandoning Hostile Design for a Living Architecture

The phenomenon of "emergence," and its importance for the creation of healthy, living environments, is explained.

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The Green Team: Making Space in New York City

03/24/16

The Green Team: Making Space in New York City

With the warmer weather, temporary public spaces pop up across New York City.

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The Changing Needs of Caregivers, Patients, and Families in Healthcare Design

03/23/16

The Changing Needs of Caregivers, Patients, and Families in Healthcare Design

Metropolis Think Tank visits WHR Architects and healthcare experts to discuss the process of designing healthy environments for patients, their families, and clinicians alike.

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Can We Please Get Beyond the 'Building the Border Wall?' Boycott?

03/21/16

Can We Please Get Beyond the 'Building the Border Wall?' Boycott?

A design competition has inspired controversy and a boycott—but also moved the conversation away from the important questions.

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Evolution of a Grommet

03/17/16

Evolution of a Grommet

The history behind the simple product made to manage the wires of our digital devices

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Architecture For People, Not Machines

03/17/16

Architecture For People, Not Machines

The majority of contemporary design caters to machines, not people. Adaptive design offers another way.

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How Design Thinking Is Changing Medicine

03/16/16

How Design Thinking Is Changing Medicine

PInCH, a competition that embraces design thinking, is attempting to revolutionize biomedical research.h.

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Herman Miller's 12 Rules To Design By

03/15/16

Herman Miller's 12 Rules To Design By

When Max De Pree picked Nicholas Grimshaw to design Herman Miller's factory in 1975, he handed the architect a remarkable list of guidelines.

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