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The Architectural “Blob” is Dead, Long Live the “Pile”

The blob ostensibly obliterated the culture of tectonics within architecture, but it was a short-lived fad. Interest has shifted again toward a loosely “aformal” approach—the pile. What are the consequences of architects piling it up?

The blob ostensibly obliterated the culture of tectonics within architecture, but it was a short-lived fad. Interest has shifted again toward a loosely “aformal” approach—the pile. What are the consequences of architects piling it up?

Architecture Enters the Age of Post-Digital Drawing

Setting a design concept to pencil and paper was once considered a core architectural act, but the past two decades’ culture of digital rendering almost killed it. Almost.

Setting a design concept to pencil and paper was once considered a core architectural act, but the past two decades’ culture of digital rendering almost killed it. Almost.

Game-Changing Generation: The Builders Are Coming

Matching the flower children in numbers and commitment, the generation born between 1997 and 2015 will be the "Builder Generation," according to a recently released trend report.

Matching the flower children in numbers and commitment, the generation born between 1997 and 2015 will be the “Builder Generation,” according to a recently released trend report.

Snøhetta Makes the Daily Lunch Break the Central Focus of Its Workplace

Fewer than 20 percent of U.S. office workers take a lunch break, partly because the average workplace lacks a lunch room. Architecture firm Snøhetta bucks that trend.

Fewer than 20 percent of American office workers take a lunch break, partly because the average workplace doesn’t have a lunch room. Architecture firm Snøhetta has designed its own offices to accommodate this important activity and make it the central focus of the workday.