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Ten buildings that changed the United States

Ten buildings that changed the United States | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

If you had to name an iconic American building, what would it be? An ambitious TV series and accompanying Web site, both titled 10 Buildings That Changed America, have just started production and will explore iconic U.S. architecture. They will present structures that “changed the way we work, live, and play,” according to the Web site. The buildings were chosen by a group of practicing architects as well as architectural experts, in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians. Chicago PBS station WTTW is producing the show, hosted by Emmy Award-winning producer Geoffrey Baer, and it’s scheduled to air in 2013.

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Brilliant pop. engineering book "Sustainable Materials - With Both Eyes Open"

Brilliant pop. engineering book "Sustainable Materials - With Both Eyes Open" | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"...an engineer's audit of the materials that our world is made of, the processes by which those materials are extracted, refined, used, recycled and disposed of, and the theoretical and practical efficiencies that we could, as a society, realize."

 

Also available in its entirety free at http://www.withbotheyesopen.com/read.php

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Acuity Brands' organic LED Kindred & Revel fixtures

Acuity Brands' organic LED Kindred & Revel fixtures | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

...a more flexible future for lighting where the lines between light sources and architectural surfaces will become blurred.

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Lumenpulse's Lumensquare -

Lumenpulse's Lumensquare - | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"You can use light to create a new experience within an old environment".

 

Upon entering Lumensquare, visitors were immersed in a colored-light extravaganza that could be calibrated to represent four different emotions: joy, love, fear, and confusion.

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Perkins+Will - Architects - Vancouver office

Perkins+Will - Architects - Vancouver office | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it
Aggressive acquisitions haven't changed Perkins+Will's commitment to the social good.

 

"Some 20 staffers commute by bike (12, no matter the weather conditions). Maybe five of 88 rely on automobiles to get to work."

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Shapeways | How To "Brick" Your iPhone with 3D Printing

Shapeways | How To "Brick" Your iPhone with 3D Printing | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

I'm a sucker for a clever visual pun involving both apple and LEGO.  "Imagine all of the modifications you can make to your iPhone with lego pieces once you brick it."

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Designs for National Mall Sites Now Open for Public Comment

Designs for National Mall Sites Now Open for Public Comment | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it
While the proposed Eisenhower Memorial by Frank Gehry has dominated headlines in recent weeks, another project in Washington, D.C., is quietly moving forward.

Designs by finalists in competitions aimed at re-imagining three portions of the Mall are now on display and open for public comment.

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Creating Brand Architecture by Design

Creating Brand Architecture by Design | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"strong architectural design can be as indicative of a brand's identity as anything else."

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Architecture for Autism: Exterior views

Architecture for Autism: Exterior views | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Lessons from the design of Netley Primary School Autistic Unit:  "...is the conclusion about limiting views correct? Perhaps, but it might be something else. Maybe what is viewed matters more than how much is viewed."

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Joshua Prince-Ramus on Slow Architecture — AIACC

Joshua Prince-Ramus on Slow Architecture — AIACC | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it
"We're at a moment in architecture when we need to start slowing down and let ideas gestate more." Read more about Joshua Prince-Ramus’s philosophy of “slow architecture” and view his lecture at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design.
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Style Tiles as a Web Design Process Tool

Style Tiles as a Web Design Process Tool | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Architectural material swatch boards applied to web design:  "Letting your client know you aren’t just throwing darts at a board builds trust, but collaborative communication is what helps clients feel even more endeared to the final product."

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PRINTER'S BLOCK

In Lower Manhattan's historic South Street Seaport district, Master Printer Robert Warner ingeniously prints with the famous 1901 clamshell press, The Golding Jobber.
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The design process must balance...

The design process must balance... | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

“The design process must balance technical functionality and visual elements to create a system that is not only operational but also usable and adaptable to changing user needs."

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smArchitecture: Makerbot Subversions - Designed Paraphernalia...

smArchitecture: Makerbot Subversions - Designed Paraphernalia... | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Architecture and the Makerbot

 

"The designs aim to take advantage of the particulars (idiosyncrasies) of this fabrication process and it would not make sense, or be realistic, to make them by any other means. Here the additive fabrication process and the conception of the design are inherently entwined..."

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Civil Lights - Architectural Lighting

Civil Lights - Architectural Lighting | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

The lighting design for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial commemorates Dr. King's life and illuminates an important moment in American history.

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Architectural Lighting's 25th Anniversary Event - Rab Lighting

Architectural Lighting's 25th Anniversary Event - Rab Lighting | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

RAB "commissioned two ice blocks in which the company's 52W LED LPack and 250W metal-halide wallpack (minus plug-in cords) could be frozen. On site, the blocks—400 pounds each, and about 2 feet by 3 feet—were suspended by booms with buckets below to catch the dripping water."

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Bill “Science Guy” Nye on the city of the future

Bill “Science Guy” Nye on the city of the future | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Bill “Science Guy” Nye on why the city of the future is a bike-friendly city:

 

Bicycle tunnels/bridges, with a permanent tailwind for every rider, at significantly less cost than building roadways.

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The Whitney Museum's Other New Building

The Whitney Museum's Other New Building | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Michael Graves, Rem Koolhaas, and Renzo Piano all failed in their assaults on Breuer's great gray fortress.

This black-and-yellow box sits unapologetically in the moat of the Breuer building, and like the Breuer it is a tough and idiosyncratic block that somehow manages a strong sense of humanity. It is the creation of Lot-ek, the New York architectural firm of Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, who have made a specialty of working with shipping containers.
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THIS is what custom DIY 3D printing is all about

THIS is what custom DIY 3D printing is all about | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"With a 3D printer at your disposal, the shortest distance between a problem and a solution is usually only as far as your desktop."

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Secret Gardens - The fascinating backstory of Frances Hodgson Burnett

Secret Gardens - The fascinating backstory of Frances Hodgson Burnett | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"It is nearly impossible to imagine the best-selling authors of today living in Downton Abbey grandiosity. Stephen King as the Earl of Grantham? J. K. Rowling as the Lady of the manor? Yet for Frances Hodgson Burnett, the wild popularity of her prolific literary output made such a home her reality for nearly a decade—where an overgrown, neglected garden inspired the Victorian author’s most enduring work, The Secret Garden."

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Modeling Any Building Anywhere With A Camera And A Copter

Modeling Any Building Anywhere With A Camera And A Copter | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

The team at Autodesk, led by Director of Strategic Research Gonzalo Martinez, did just that, snapping some photos from a bunch of different angles and piecing them together with 123D Catch to build a 3D model.

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Can cities make us healthier? Gensler on Cities

Can cities make us healthier? Gensler on Cities | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

"Amid all the discussion about the future of healthcare there’s a side discussion.... Healthcare is one thing; health is another. Talking about health means addressing the way we live, work, consume – forming a discussion around prevention rather than treatment."

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Alice Ruxton Abler's comment, April 9, 2012 4:09 PM
Thanks - it's all related, isn't it?
Jerry de Gier's comment, April 9, 2012 4:48 PM
It fits very well in my area of communication -- thanks!
Alice Ruxton Abler's comment, April 10, 2012 12:10 PM
Thanks!
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6 Keys For Turning Your Company Into A Design Powerhouse

6 Keys For Turning Your Company Into A Design Powerhouse | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Companies that get the most from design rely on a culture of design. Vision, leadership, structure, culture

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David A Smith - Sign Artist

David A Smith is a name that has become synonymous in Sign-Writing and Glass gilding circles, with high quality, hand crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors.
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Aachen Cathedral - Occidental Architecture

Aachen Cathedral - Occidental Architecture | architecture, technology & business | Scoop.it

Aachen Cathedral, frequently referred to as ne of the Most Famous Examples of Occidental Architecture http://t.co/4cRaE3v1 via @fotopediamag.)...

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