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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

James Collins of Payette

  We were asked by the American Institute of Architects to create a series of videos that explored the state of the profession. Here is a conversation with James Collins, a principal with the Boston based architectural firm Payette.
Posted On 03 Dec 2014
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Exercise 02 Precedents

In order to delve deeper into your study of what it means to make shelter, and to familiarize yourself with the basic drawing conventions architects use to clarify their own ideas and clearly convey them to others, this assignment will allow you to look closely at a collection of...
Posted On 24 Nov 2014
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Full Segment of Nelson-Atkins Museum

  Here is a full Cool Spaces segment of the Nelson-Atkins Museum designed by Steven Holl.
Posted On 17 Nov 2014
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House of Mirrors

As part of a popular outdoor sculpture exhibition in Sydney, Australia, NEON designed a cubic structure made of steel cage and mirrored stainless steel.  This video captures the essence of this deceptively simple design.  It also happens to contain two elements that we at Cool...
Posted On 12 Nov 2014
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Making an Architectural Model the Old Fashioned Way

  These days, architects use all sorts of computer tools to make architectural models.  Laser cutters, 3D printers, etc.  So it’s nice to see a model built the old fashioned way: by hand with just an Exacto knife, cardboard and glue.  A model like the Trinity Tower...
Posted On 08 Nov 2014
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Architect Magazine Editors Panel

  If you are an architect and want to get your work published in Architect, check out this video. The editors explain how to maximize your chances.
Posted On 06 Nov 2014
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Student Solutions to Exercise 1: Paper Shelter

Here are some examples of the work created by the Northeastern Summer students:
Posted On 02 Nov 2014
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Time Lapse Video of the Barclays Center Under Construction

At the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, SHoP Architects went all the way to Washington state to consult with Dissimilar Metal Design on its weathered steel façade. With over 30 years of experience within the science and art of natural weatherization, they were the best choice to help...
Posted On 30 Oct 2014
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