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Book review: Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies

Book review: Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
First published in 1971, Reyner Banham’s book provides both a history of Los Angeles and a chequered survey of its hitherto largely ignored Modern and Postmodern architectural virtues.
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This is one of my favorite books about Los Angeles architecture. I read it when it came out.

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Zaha Hadid: queen of the curve

Zaha Hadid: queen of the curve | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Ten years ago she was the architect who couldn't get anything built. Now, from the Olympic Aquatics Centre to a new Serpentine gallery, Zaha Hadid's buildings are everywhere.
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Zaha Hadid: queen of the curve and high-priestess of the archtecture scene. Architects are not known for being wall-flowers. All the greats had strong egos, drive and determination. How else could the move the earth.

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World’s First 3D Printed Architectural Structure

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Deep inside a 150-acre redwood forest in California, the world’s first 3D printed architectural structure has taken form.
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A fantastic first of its kind accomplishment in the world.

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Brad Pitt charity Make It Right showcases storm-sturdy houses

Brad Pitt charity Make It Right showcases storm-sturdy houses | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
St. Bernard Project, which built hundreds of homes down south after disasters and dozens more in New York following Sandy, will partner with Friends of the Rockaways to select a family to get the house being built and will raise money for...
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I like what they are doing.

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The Power of Ideas

The Power of Ideas | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Why Bjarke Ingels and the next wave are essential to rethinking architecture
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It is the role of the 'next generation' to think 'outside the box' created by the previous generation.

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