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Jane Jacobs video on creating healthy neighborhoods:

Jane Jacobs video on creating healthy neighborhoods: | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"a nearly ten-minute film about creating healthy neighborhoods, narrated by the late, great urban writer and activist Jane Jacobs and produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation."

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Dezeen » Blog Archive » Tower Studio by Saunders Architecture

Dezeen » Blog Archive » Tower Studio by Saunders Architecture | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it
Slideshow: this small twisted tower is one of the six artists' studios that Saunders Architecture of Norway are constructing on Fogo Island off the coast of Canada. Tower Studio by Saunders Architecture.
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Cosmic Quilt - responsive architectural ceiling / lighting surface

"What would it be like if the environment we lived in responds to our presence?  If the architecture we inhabit became intelligent space?"


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Explore the Shard

Explore the Shard | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"...the tallest building in Western Europe, its crystalline façade transforming the London skyline with a mixed-use 310 m (1,016 ft) vertical city...."

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Generative Modeling Project: The outline of GMP2

Generative Modeling Project: The outline of GMP2 | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Generative modeling for Blender


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Bodoni - Digital becomes Analog - Laser-cut letterpress printed poster

Bodoni - Digital becomes Analog - Laser-cut letterpress printed poster | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

A beautiful letterpress project using laser-cut lettering to create an heirloom poster.  All the letterforms are gorgeous, but the Y might be my favorite.

 

"An example of a digital start leading to an analogue finish."

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Bamboo Wing Restaurant - the merits of steel-free design

Bamboo Wing Restaurant - the merits of steel-free design | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"a breathtaking restaurant and event venue...at Flamingo Dai Lai Resort in Vinh Phuc province, Vietnam.... Constructed entirely using bamboo as a structural and finishing material"

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Is Bad Urban Design Making Us Lonely?

Is Bad Urban Design Making Us Lonely? | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it
Social interaction can be encouraged by our built environment. But it isn't always.
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HACK THE CITY - IDEA LAB OPEN CALL

HACK THE CITY - IDEA LAB OPEN CALL | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

As part of Science Gallery’s HACK THE CITY exhibition and festival we will be running a 10-day IDEA LAB between 14-23 June 2012 in partnership with Dublin City Council and IBM. The HACK THE CITY: IDEA LAB will focus on rapidly developing products and services that address current and future city needs.


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Shaping the Sounds of the City – Next American City

Shaping the Sounds of the City – Next American City | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Nick Antonio’s work is to make cities sound better. To do this, he doesn’t merely try to reduce volume across the board, viewing "cities as a kind of mega-venue where sounds can be mixed and remixed, with the ultimate goal being not to balance an orchestra, but to improve the quality of life for everyone there"

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A library built on and for Experiential Discovery.

A library built on and for Experiential Discovery. | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it
In its new wing, the Queens Central Library finds delightful ways to encourage kids to learn.

 

“The theme of experiential discovery as a learning tool became the idea behind the design.”

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Nicholas Kennedy Sitton’s ‘Twisted’ Series | Magical Urbanism

Nicholas Kennedy Sitton’s ‘Twisted’ Series | Magical Urbanism | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Nicholas Kennedy Sitton is a San Francisco-based photographer who created this series titled Twisted, which "creates a sense of falling into itself, like capturing a moment of demolition."

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The Importance of Sketching

The Importance of Sketching | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Joel Miller of Massachusetts wrote in to share this great blog post on the importance of sketching up a design prior to booting up the computer.

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Eclats de Verre by Atomic3

Eclats de Verre by Atomic3 | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Éclats de verre, a series of colored panels arranged in a playful maze with an interactive light display, is an installation piece done by Atomic3 in Montreal.

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Almost Transparent Modern Residence In The Atlantic Rainforest

Almost Transparent Modern Residence In The Atlantic Rainforest | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Located in a fascinating landscape of the Atlantic rainforest, the Iporanga House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was designed to occupy as little terrain as possible, but still be large enough to shelter 5 distinctive suites – one for the client couple, one for each of their 3 sons and an additional guest suite. Nitsche Arquitetos Associados made sure the house was perfectly adapted to the surroundings and built a 400 square meter interior floor plan: “So we decided to split the program in 3 levels: a suspended volume, wood structured for the 5 suites, so they would be on the trees´ crown/top; a plan, the concrete slab elevated from the ground to support all of the program social activities, living, dining room the kitchen and the swimming pool; and underneath it, on ground level there is a small enclosed area for services.


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What to do with artificial turf? "probably not the healthiest thing for the planet or for children"

What to do with artificial turf? "probably not the healthiest thing for the planet or for children" | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"...plastic on the ground is probably not the healthiest thing for the planet or for children. Artificial turf carries pathogens and has to be disinfected with strong chemicals; it doesn’t decay, and it clogs landfill when it’s replaced for sometimes the most minor of reasons."

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2012's Most Interesting Buildings So Far

2012's Most Interesting Buildings So Far | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Under-the-radar but exciting new buildings.

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Beyond Fashion and Style - Vernacular Architecture

Beyond Fashion and Style - Vernacular Architecture | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Surviving @ Net Zero:

 

"vernacular architecture describes the physical characteristic of a building that reflects a common method of construction that uses local labor and materials to satisfy the shared needs of a community without adding superfluous stylistic decorations."

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Stuttgart City Library - one of The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World)

Stuttgart City Library - one of The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World) | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

M.C. Escher, eat your heart out.

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New Jerusalem Children's Home, RSA

New Jerusalem Children's Home, RSA | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

New Jerusalem is a NGO set up by two sisters in 2000 to care for the scores of orphaned, abandoned, vulnerable and HIV positive children in the Midrand area of South Africa, and currently has around eighty kids from babies to sixteen year olds in its care. The organisation is primarily an orphanage but also runs an onsite education programme with a crèche, pre-school and aftercare service to provide these vulnerable children with the skills they will need to face the adult world.

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Are tiny houses too tiny?

Are tiny houses too tiny? | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

After several months of deliberation and design the excellent plans from Foundry Architects are basically complete.  The mini-1 design stands on the shoulders of others: House 227....

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Chris Granger 's Light Table IDE - a drafting table for programming

Chris Granger 's Light Table IDE - a drafting table for programming | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"...we can do much better than we are now - we can provide instant feedback, we can show you how your changes affect a system."

 

"Other engineers have large tables where they can scatter drawings, tools, and other information around. A drafting table is a much better abstraction for us."

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School furniture: assume kids will move, not sit still.

School furniture: assume kids will move, not sit still. | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"Can a piece of furniture help a child learn better? Can it keep her more focused during her lessons, or make him feel less aggressive in the classroom? Konstantin Grcic thinks so."

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tacticalshoyu: The Dragon Skin Pavilion

tacticalshoyu: The Dragon Skin Pavilion | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

The Dragon Skin Pavilion is an architectural installation designed and built for the 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture: "a highly experimental temporary structure designed from 163 unique pieces of post-formable plywood"

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The Geometry of God: The Striking Kaleidoscopic Patterns of European Cathedral Ceilings

The Geometry of God: The Striking Kaleidoscopic Patterns of European Cathedral Ceilings | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it
Photographer David Stephenson captures architectural triumphs at the intersection of art and mathematics.
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