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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

New PBS Series on Building Skyscrapers

If you love tall buildings, then you’ll definitely want to watch the four-part PBS series Super Skyscrapers, currently under way. (Don’t worry about missing them on TV — PBS is posting the full shows after they’ve aired.) Each episode focuses on a different...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014
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Skyline 2014: Architecture + Art in L.A.

If you live in or near Los Angeles, mark your calendars: Skyline 2014 begins on February 13. What’s it about? SKYLINE is a free, ten-day, annual architecture and art event that showcases site specific, experimental, interactive installations that embrace Los Angeles’...
Posted On 05 Feb 2014
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NBBJ Masters the Tech Company HQ

Technology companies have long been aware of the power that architecture and interior design have on employee satisfaction and productivity, not to mention brand awareness. For those that can afford to build their headquarters from the ground up, not being bound by an existing...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014
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Trailer Released for Documentary on Rem Koolhaas Buildings

Tomas Koolhaas, son of world-famous architect Rem Koolhaas (whose Seattle Central Library will be featured in our Libraries episode), is making a different kind of architecture documentary — the subject of which happens to be his own father. He recently told Architectural Record...
Posted On 20 Jan 2014
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Buildings That Hang Out

Cantilevers on buildings — the parts of the structure that hang out over empty space, seemingly support-free — can serve a number of functions, both decorative and functional. And as building technology, materials science, and engineering capabilities continue to improve,...
Posted On 15 Jan 2014
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Does Toronto Have a Lock on Best Restaurant Design?

Design journalist CC Sullivan thinks so. He explains why in SmartPlanet. Hoteliers and restaurateurs here love to dress for the occasion, so to speak. As a result, architects and designers get commissions to help attract and awe the throngs. The hotels, bars and eateries compete...
Posted On 13 Jan 2014
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Bjarke Ingels: A BIG Name in Architecture

If you like images of striking buildings, then you’ve probably come across the work of the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The firm creates eye-catching projects like a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen that also serves as a ski slope, a Toronto tower that transforms from a...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014
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Science Is Amazing. Why Aren’t Its Buildings?

The pursuit of science — at every scale, from subatomic particles to galaxies — continually changes the way we view our universe. But for all of the incredible discoveries that come out of labs and other science spaces, the buildings themselves are, more often than not,...
Posted On 27 Dec 2013
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Azure’s Top Interior Projects of 2013

Azure magazine has collected its 10 favorite interior projects of 2013. The resulting list — which includes Foster + Partners‘ sleek, minimal Atrium Champagne Bar; the colorful,  midcentury-inspired United Nations lounge, by Hella Jongerius; and Yabu Pushelberg‘s luxe...
Posted On 20 Dec 2013
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Exploring New York Sewers With Steve Duncan

Just because a building, structure, or space is purely utilitarian doesn’t mean it can’t also be aesthetically pleasing, if seen in the right way. Take sewers, for instance. New Yorker Steve Duncan, an avid urban explorer and photographer, finds amazing beauty in the...
Posted On 20 Dec 2013
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