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An exploration of classic and avant-garde, manual and digital, crafts, graphics, typography, architecture, interiors, furniture, furnishings, 3D printing, street art and more.
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Good Urban Design Losing in Miami Beach

Good Urban Design Losing in Miami Beach | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
The battle of the superstar architects in Miami Beach is shaping up as something of a draw. Both architects--as well as good design--are losing to the bureaucrats, who are moving to put their own boring stamp on the project.
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

So much for architecture versus bureaucracy.

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Video // Architecture with capital letter A - Architecture Lab

Video // Architecture with capital letter A - Architecture Lab | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Architecture with capital letter A is a short movie, featuring Architects who might have shaped the concept of Architecture itself in the last decade.
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

Too bad we can't go farther back in time to indigenous design.

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The Matchbox House, Michigan / USA by ba-u

The Matchbox House, Michigan / USA by ba-u | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
The concept for the house is a matchbox in which the four inner quadrants (cedar siding) slip past one another within the outer sleeve (standing seam metal wrapper)
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Different.

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Twigitecture: Building Human Nests - Architecture Lab

Twigitecture: Building Human Nests - Architecture Lab | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Chee Pearlman, a design consultant and curator, ventured that nests are “probably the purest antidote to the heavy steel-and-concrete building footprints that, city by mega-city, are overtaking the globe.
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

Do you need to nest for a while?

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Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia - Architecture Lab

Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia - Architecture Lab | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
History is not a simple meritocracy: it is a narrative of the past written and revised — or not written at all — by people with agendas.
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

The agenda is usually to include certain group(s) in the recording of history to the omission of other group(s). It depends on who's recording the history.

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