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Tulane architecture dean Kenneth Schwartz named head of Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking

Architecture Dean Kenneth Schwartz will serve as the founding director of the newly established Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking. […]

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Amanda Levete Picked to Design Melbourne’s MPavilion

“What is it that you can do in a pavilion that you can’t do in a building? Buildings – you don’t want them to move. How can we get this structure to respond in a very subtle way to the weather and perhaps amplify the sound of th… Sigue leyendo

Grimshaw to Masterplan Washington DC’s Union Station

Grimshaw Architects has been asked to collaborate with New York-based Beyer Blinder Belle on a $10 billion masterplan that will modernize Washington DC‘s 1913 Beaux Arts Union Station. Along with the potential to triple passenger capacity, the plan aims to make the station more accessible… Sigue leyendo

Get Lectured: Cal Poly LA Metro ’15

Archinect’s Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015Archinect’s Get Lectured is back in session! Get Lectured is an ongoing series where we feature a school’s lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Che… Sigue leyendo

Does Your Administrative Staff Spend Too Much Time Correcting Errors?

This post is brought to you by BQE ArchiOffice. Learn how this small architectural firm increased efficiency and improved cash flowWilliam Duff Architects is passionate about serving clients through the creation of innovative, sustainable architec… Sigue leyendo

Henning Larsen Designs New Branch of Swedish National Museum

Henning Larsen Architects has been selected over eleven finalists to design the new NORR – National Museum in Östersund, Mid-Sweden. Acting both as an extension to the existing Jamtli Museum and a new branch of the Swedish National Museum, the new building will… Sigue leyendo

Spotlight: Jørn Utzon

Pritzker Prize winning architect Jørn Utzon, who died in 2008 aged 90, was the relatively unknown Dane who, on the 29th January 1957, was announced as the winner of the ‘International competition for a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney’. When speaking about this iconic building, Louis Kahn stated that:

The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building.

Unfortunately, Utzon never saw the Sydney Opera House, his most popular work, completed. Learn of his fascinating story, after the break.

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Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Spanish Palace of Justice

Mecanoo… has broke ground on its “Palace of Justice” courthouse in a residential area of Córdoba, Spain. The first-prize winning proposal of an international design competition in 2006, the project was significantly delayed by the area’s economic instability. Slated for completion in 2017, the building aims Sigue leyendo

Milan 2015 Preview: FontanaArte

Io wall lamp by Claesson Koivisto Rune for FontanaArte

Claesson Koivisto Rune’s ‘Io’ for FontanaArte is a lighting fixture for the wall shaped like a small, curved lunar disc that can rotate on both longitudinal and transverse axes.     Say the designers, “Like a satellite with the planet around which it orbits, the Io lamp appears suspended, very close to the wall yet […]
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 modern and contemporary architecture. An ongoing project by local architecture and design firm Park Associati, ParkMapp is a mobile app that identifies and geo-locates significant landmarks across the city. The app's sleek and legible interface is divided into modern and contemporary architecture, and features pictures and short descriptions of Milanese landmarks. A "lifestyle" section recommending cultural, retail, and dining attractions rounds out what Park Associati envisions as an "active map" for new and returning visitors alike. ParkMapp is available for download via the Apple App Store, or on Google play for Android devices.

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Take an Architectural Tour of Milan with ParkMapp

Released in time for the opening of the Milan Furniture Show at EXPO 2015, ParkMapp is the ultimate guide to Milan’s modern and contemporary architecture. An ongoing project by local architecture and design firm Park Associati, ParkMapp is a mobile app that identifies and geo-locates significant landmarks across the city. The app’s sleek and legible interface is divided into modern and contemporary architecture, and features pictures and short descriptions of Milanese landmarks. A “lifestyle” section recommending cultural, retail, and dining attractions rounds out what Park Associati envisions as an “active map” for new and returning visitors alike. ParkMapp is available for download via the Apple App Store, or on Google play for Android devices.

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