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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

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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2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

The Institute Honor Awards program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity to elevate the general quality of architecture practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and inform the public of the...
Posted On 08 Jan 2014

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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A Brief History on World-Changing Architectural Design

The science and engineering behind architecture has been evolving since humans started erecting dwellings with stone, sticks, and mud. io9 rounded up a list — including many more images than the three examples above — of some of the most important breakthroughs that have...
Posted On 12 Dec 2013
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Architecture in Time‘s 2013 Inventions of the Year

Time magazine regularly includes architectural innovations and designs in its annual roundup of the “best inventions of the year” (2012, 2011), but this year the representation is higher than usual: four out of 25. ArchDaily has a terrific roundup, including links to...
Posted On 03 Dec 2013
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Why Does the Future Look So Familiar?

An aphorism often quoted within the design community holds that “nothing ages faster than the future.” In other words: predictions and speculative designs as to what the future will look and feel like invariably overreach, sometimes laughably so, or rely on ideas that...
Posted On 03 Dec 2013
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What’s the Problem With Revolving Doors?

Revolving doors. They’re everywhere  — at the entrances of office buildings, hotels, retail stores, airports, and more — but it wasn’t always so. In fact, the first one to appear in a U.S. building arrived in 1899. (Shown above: Theophilus Van Kannel‘s 1888...
Posted On 14 Nov 2013
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One World Trade Center Officially 1,776 Feet Tall

Once Manhattan’s One World Trade Center received its 408-foot spire last May, completing the tower’s 1,776-foot height, it was only a matter of time before the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) would weigh in on the building’s official height —...
Posted On 13 Nov 2013
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