A History of Concrete Molds, From Thomas Edison’s Failed Cement Company to “Habitat 67”
The use of concrete in construction is probably one of the main trademarks of 20th century architecture. Concrete is composed of a…
What is Deconstructivism?
If we define “deconstructivism” (although it is not a verified word in the dictionary), it literally translates to the breaking…
Dear Employers: Do You Want an Architect or a Revit Monkey?
“We are seeking someone with a Bachelor of Architecture with two years of experience. Knowledge of Revit, Vray, Adobe and…
Why Are Architects So Obsessed With Piet Mondrian?
In the 1920s, Dutch-born artist Piet Mondrian began painting his iconic black grids populated with shifting planes of primary colors. By moving beyond…
This Week in Architecture: Complexity and Contradiction
Robert Venturi – and the postmodernist movement he helped to form – was occasionally a divisive figure. For hardcore modernists,…
The Netherlands Unveils the World’s First Recycled Plastic Bike Lane
When it comes to sustainability, the Netherlands has always been at the forefront. In recent news, Zwolle, one of the…
Preserve or Raze?
Preservation experts in three cities explain how and why a building is deemed worthy of protection. Should we preserve it,…
What would the ultimate child-friendly city look like?
The reality for many urban children is too much time spent indoors playing on smartphones – but a few cities…
Stained glass dividers brighten London co-working space inside former church
Surman Weston has converted a Victorian church in London’s Islington into a colourful co-working space that doubles as the architecture studio’s own office. The British practice turned the former…
7 Ancient Ruins Around The World “Reconstructed”
Ancient ruins, like the Parthenon and Luxor Temple, can teach us about the past in a unique way. Through architectural remains, we can…
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