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Chad Oppenheim: Re_creational Architecture

Chad Oppenheim: Re_creational Architecture | D_sign | Scoop.it

Chad Oppenheim, architect, takes us on a journey from Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained. Today, architects must go beyond building “green” to rebuild Earth’s ecosystems.

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Portuguese Architect Diogo Burnay to head Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Dalhousie University

Portuguese Architect Diogo Burnay to head Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Dalhousie University | D_sign | Scoop.it

Diogo Burnay applied last year the post of Director of the School of Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and in August was selected for a 'short-list' which also includes an American architect, an Italian and a Norwegian .

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Libraries as Works of Art

Libraries as Works of Art | D_sign | Scoop.it

Well before you toss that old, dingy public library card, take a gander at these beautiful works of art. It’s been said that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but we’d have to agree that you can definitely judge a library by its façade.

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Top 25 iPad apps for interior design students

Top 25 iPad apps for interior design students | D_sign | Scoop.it

More essential applications for the construction and design industry.

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to redevelop central Monte Carlo

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to redevelop central Monte Carlo | D_sign | Scoop.it

Lord Rogers’ architectural partnership, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, has been chosen by the principality of Monaco to help redevelop the heart of Monte Carlo in a project due to be completed by 2016.

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A True Visionary Gives Chicago A Landmark Branding Campaign Circa 1920-30

A True Visionary Gives Chicago A Landmark Branding Campaign Circa 1920-30 | D_sign | Scoop.it

The thought of Chicago in the 1920’s usually conjures up images of gangsters, Prohibition, and other Roaring 20’s clichés, but there was another movement in the Chicago area that encompassed this decade. It inhabits the world of graphic art and has gone relatively unheralded, especially outside the Windy City region – The Insull Transit Posters.

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The Potentially Fatal Role of Design

The Potentially Fatal Role of Design | D_sign | Scoop.it

In The Sad Death Of The Knob, Switch And Button, Jason Torchinsky takes a look at a topic of some importance to car designers: the vehicle interior. He makes the case that designers have been distracted by the shiny, and argues that this could have potentially fatal effect.

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Constructive criticism: the week in architecture

Constructive criticism: the week in architecture | D_sign | Scoop.it

Blackpool gets its very own Vegas-style registry office, a Scottish giant goes to the great studio in the sky, and the sad demise of two close-knit London housing estates.

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Homes from above: aerial photographs by Jason Hawkes

Homes from above: aerial photographs by Jason Hawkes | D_sign | Scoop.it

British aerial photographer Jason Hawkes from Oxfordshire flew above four continents by helicopter in a project to record how our housing developments have produced abstract patterns on the landscape.

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Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz | D_sign | Scoop.it

Viktor Hertz is a freelance Graphic Designer from Sweden who turns well known logos into 'Honest Logos.'

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The importance of critiquing Apple

The importance of critiquing Apple | D_sign | Scoop.it

No matter how much a company has contributed to design, it shouldn't be exempt from evaluation.

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The Revolution Will Be Graphic-Designed

The Revolution Will Be Graphic-Designed | D_sign | Scoop.it

During the occupation of Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, the New-York Historical Society gathered discarded ephemera, building a physical record of the protests.

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40 Flourishing Fruit and Vegetable Logo Designs

40 Flourishing Fruit and Vegetable Logo Designs | D_sign | Scoop.it

The main goal is to illustrate a simple message that you are trying to get across. Complex illustration usually lead to hurtful perceptions. By thinking outside the box, you will be able to create a wonderful design.

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New office towers have changed the face of Toronto

New office towers have changed the face of Toronto | D_sign | Scoop.it

Toronto is on a roll. At least, its architecture is. Not only are new office towers finally appearing on the skyline, they are doing so with unusual aplomb.

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Artistic Image Creates 2D/3D Projection Mapping On The Façade Of The Hunter Museum

Artistic Image Creates 2D/3D Projection Mapping On The Façade Of The Hunter Museum | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Hunter Museum of American Art’s neo-classic facade provided Artistic Image (AI) with the perfect canvas for creating a larger than life spectacle for the closing weekend of Chattanooga’s 2011 RiverRocks Festival.

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Money Portraits by Senseteam

Money Portraits by Senseteam | D_sign | Scoop.it

At first look resembling fabric patchworks, the portraits are actually created by the careful cutting and assembling of currencies from around the world.

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A New Cycling Superhighway. In Sweden

A New Cycling Superhighway. In Sweden | D_sign | Scoop.it

London has them. And Amsterdam. And Copenhagen. Now Sweden plans a four-lane superhighway, just for bicycles.

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Tyree Callahan's Chromatic Typewriter

Tyree Callahan's Chromatic Typewriter | D_sign | Scoop.it

By replacing ink cartridges with paint on an antique typewriter, artist Tyree Callahan has created a new instrument in which paint and words converge.

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Seeing the Building for the Trees

Seeing the Building for the Trees | D_sign | Scoop.it

A revolution in cognitive neuroscience is changing the kinds of experiments that scientists conduct, the kinds of questions economists ask and, increasingly, the ways that architects, landscape architects and urban designers shape our built environment.

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Modular outfits created and customized with concealed zippers

Modular outfits created and customized with concealed zippers | D_sign | Scoop.it

BLESSUS offers a modular clothing line that uses zippers to create garments which can be modified by the wearer to suit their tastes.

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Jean Paul Gaultier designs gold bullion bar

Jean Paul Gaultier designs gold bullion bar | D_sign | Scoop.it

When you've conquered the worlds of fashion, fragrance and late night TV, what's a French national treasure to do next? Easy as JPG: Go for gold.

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The Art of 3-D Printing

The Art of 3-D Printing | D_sign | Scoop.it

MIT professor Neri Oxman is developing new design techniques that take advantage of 'additive manufacturing.'

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Enter Stage Left: The Giant Indoor Tree

Enter Stage Left: The Giant Indoor Tree | D_sign | Scoop.it

Thoughts of indoor trees often evoke the aptly named 'weeping fig' commissioned into so many soulless corporate atria, food courts and hotel lobbies. But lately we're seeing indoor trees—both perennial favorites and snappy greenhorns—bringing bold, tonal and soulful architectural elements to interiors modern and traditional.

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