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Discussions Discussion China: Traditions and Transformations
Kevin Chu, Feb. 27, 2012

The Chinese architect Wang Shu, whose buildings in a rapidly developing China honor the past with salvaged materials even as they experiment with modern forms, has been awarded the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

The selection of Mr. Wang, 48, is an acknowledgment of “the role that China will play in the development of architectural ideals,” said Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of the Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the prize and announced the winner on Monday.

Mr. Wang’s major projects, all in China, include two in Ningbo, a coastal city south of Shanghai: the Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum, completed in 2005, and the Ningbo Historic Museum, completed in 2008.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/arts/design/pritzker-prize-awarded-to-wang-shu-chinese-architect.html

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xJgutvuS378&feature=related
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Discussions Discussion Science - Neurology
Jessie Rhodes, Jan. 10, 2012

A REVOLUTION in cognitive neuroscience is changing the ways that architects and urban designers shape our built environment.

This is an interesting OpEd on how designers are tapping into an ongoing cognitive revolution, its potential for how they approach constructing our built environment, and how architecture and urban design should be radically reconceptualized around the fundamental workings of the human mind.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/opinion/sunday/seeing-the-building-for-the-trees.html

A great example of this is The Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain, in the video. It uses treelike metaphor to create a space similar to that of an open forest floor.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6T5Z4GdxAQU
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  • Steve Durgan Steve Durgan Jan. 10, 2012
    Very cool concept….the evolution of the human mind and impact on our built surroundings. Here's the example of “Forest Like Architecture” - the facility at Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Japan

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=lgGktSg8_Rw

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Discussions Discussion INTERNET ART
Gloria Maria Cappelletti, Oct. 27, 2011

Andreas Angelidakis, Building an Electronic Ruin
Andreas Angelidakis is an architect who likes mountains and clouds and websites as much as buildings and trees and people. He maintains an experimental practice in Athens, Greece, a studio involved in building, designing and speculating the contemporary ecosystem of screens and landscapes. He usually operates at the intersection of systems: Art and Architecture, Virtual and Real, Building and Nature, Ruin and Construction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIplAe1bSqQ
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Discussions Discussion Digital Africa
Henry Hamilton, Sept. 30, 2011

Huda Abifares is the founder of the Khatt Foundation Center for Arabic Typography. The foundation’s “Typographic Matchmaking in the City” project brings together 5 teams of Dutch and Arab designers to collaborate on creating matching Arabic and Latin fonts for architecture and public space. This is a fascinating study of the coexistence of Arab and Western cultures. Since the Arabic language is a huge part of Africa, this is very relevant to Digital Africa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCi5k96IoxU&feature=player_embedded
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Discussions Discussion Web Design
Mauro De Giorgi, April 2, 2011

A quick and simple service for getting pictures of kittens for use as placeholders in your designs or code. Just put your image size (width & height) after our URL and you’ll get a placeholder.

http://placekitten.com/
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Discussions Discussion Chicago Architecture
Tim Foufas, March 14, 2011

Good listing of Chicago’s tallest buildings.

http://www.aviewoncities.com/buildings/chicago.htm
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Discussions Discussion Chicago Architecture
Marco Masoni, Feb. 28, 2011

Who’s been to Frank Lloyd Wright’s house in Chicago? Did you take pictures? I’m collecting them for an album.

Marco Masoni
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  • Emily Nelsen Emily Nelsen March 2, 2011
    I haven't been but I would really like to go! I am a big FLW fan. Let me know when you have the album created I would love to see it!

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Discussions Discussion Inspirational Things
Emily Nelsen, Feb. 24, 2011

Very inspirational. I started reading and thought this was a bit too green for actual living but after reading the whole article and viewing the pictures I feel this would be an amazing and cozy house!

http://www.simondale.net/house/
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Discussions Discussion Chicago Architecture
Tim Foufas, Jan. 26, 2011

Will never be built…too bad! A designed by Santiago Calatrava.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbQghQqrPfA
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Discussions Discussion Chicago Architecture
Tim Foufas, Jan. 17, 2011

Frank Lloyd Wright example

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0jnO04fIvU
Tim Foufas
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  • Bert Breton Bert Breton Feb. 21, 2011
    How many other Frank Lloyd Wright homs are there in the Chicago metropolitan area?

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