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U.S. plywood producers sue over false labeling of off-grade Brazilian panels

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Ten domestic plywood producers have jointly filed a lawsuit against several U.S. certification agencies for falsely labeling ineffective imported panels from South America. The group, known as the U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition, claims that structural panels produced in Brazil are being fraudulently certified and stamped upon entry to the U.S. even though they don’t […]

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Sydney Franklin

WholeTrees is smartly repurposing timber across the Midwest

3 hours 22 minutes ago

Wisconsin-based design and construction company WholeTrees Structures finds both architectural opportunity and environmental advantage in designing and building with intact tree trunks that would otherwise be used for firewood or pulp. Amelia Baxter and architect Roald Gundersen founded WholeTrees 12 years ago to build new markets for “cull trees,” or trees with rot and poor […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Colleagues gather in Chicago to remember Stanley Tigerman

5 hours 13 minutes ago

The family, contemporaries, and friends of Stanley Tigerman gathered in Rubloff Auditorium at the Art Institute of Chicago on October 18 for memorial service where they offered remembrances of the late architect. Amid a full house of more than 500, quotes, anecdotes, and fond memories of Tigerman were recited. Below is just a small sampling: […]

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Matthew Messner

A Charles Rennie Mackintosh show charts the evolution of the Glasgow Style

6 hours 10 minutes ago

Scotland’s most important architect and designer was Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928). In Nikolaus Pevsner’s 1936 book Pioneers of the Modern Movement, he called Mackintosh “the European counterpart of Frank Lloyd Wright” and a forerunner of Le Corbusier. Like Wright, Mackintosh designed not only buildings but also their furnishings and fixtures. A new exhibition, Designing the […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Independent designers are transforming Providence into a creative hub

1 day ago

With skyrocketing costs of living pushing creatives out of major urban centers, smaller U.S. cities are offering affordable alternatives where designers can live and work more easily. Providence, Rhode Island, the home of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), among the nation’s foremost design schools, is rapidly emerging as one of these new hubs. […]

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Adrian Madlener

Skanska rolls out a new tool to evaluate embodied carbon

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Construction remains one of the most carbon-intensive industries, with materials often contributing significantly to the final project’s total pollution (concrete production, for example, is responsible for 8% of global carbon emissions). A report from the Carbon Leadership Forum, a network of academics and industry professionals hosted at the University of Washington to focus on reducing […]

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Drew Zeiba

Shortlist announced for the National Medal of Honor Museum

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The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor a U.S. citizen can receive, and the organization that supports it, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, sent out a call for submissions last year for the creation of a museum that would highlight the award’s values. The foundation outlined a vision for a museum to put […]

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Emily Conklin

Gensler reveals new views of controversial AT&T Building lobby overhaul

1 day 3 hours ago

  Completed in 1984 as the headquarters of the telecommunications giant AT&T, the postmodern Philip Johnson and John Burgee–designed tower at 550 Madison has been the subject of a series of controversial renovations over the last two years. Today, the developer behind the Snøhetta and Gensler revamp of the former AT&T building, The Olayan Group, […]

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Drew Zeiba

Diana Agrest explores geology through representation in Architecture of Nature: Nature of Architecture

1 day 3 hours ago

Architecture of Nature: Nature of Architecture By Diana Agrest Applied Research + Design Publishing $49.95 “Representation, theater of life or mirror of the world.” Michel Foucault, The Order of Things  Presented as a 9-by-11-inch hardbound volume of full-color drawings, this sumptuously produced book includes interviews and writings alongside Diana Agrest’s design research as demonstrated by […]

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Sydney Franklin

Photographer Timothy Hursley shoots the lurid back room scenes of America

1 day 5 hours ago

This pictorial appears in the October/November print edition of The Architect’s Newspaper. Timothy Hursley has photographed the lofty heights of 20th-century American architecture: Frank Gehry, I. M. Pei, and Philip Johnson all commissioned him to document their designs. But Hursley has also trained his lens on the country’s colorful, lurid, and sometimes tragic underbelly, shooting […]

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Jack Balderrama Morley

Olson Kundig upgrades Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

1 day 6 hours ago

The new Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture building opened its doors on Seattle’s University of Washington Campus on October 12, three years after the project was first announced. Designed by local architecture firm Olson Kundig using a $99 million budget, the 113,000-square-foot Burke Museum contains 66 percent more space for research, education, and […]

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Sydney Franklin

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mayan Revival-style Ennis House finally finds a buyer

2 days ago

The Ennis House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mayan Revival masterpiece tucked into the hills of Los Feliz, has traded hands more than one can count. After being placed on the market for $23 million last June, the home has once again found an owner in an unnamed buyer for $18 million. Though it went for roughly […]

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Sydney Franklin

Is Torkwase Dyson’s abstract recount of racial violence a missed opportunity?

2 days 1 hour ago

Torkwase Dyson’s 1919: Black Water, on display at Columbia GSAPP’s Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery through December 14th, is an inscrutable meditation on an incident of racial violence that took place in Chicago on a hot summer’s day in July 1919: the killing of a black 17-year-old named Eugene Williams on a Lake Michigan beachfront by […]

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Stephen Zacks

Sean Griffiths on the fun of debating with the late Charles Jencks

2 days 2 hours ago

Charles Jencks possessed an authoritative but genial way of speaking that nevertheless harbored a hint of arch skepticism. The worst place to encounter it was in a hotel lobby where jet-lagged and disoriented after arriving for some conference or other, you would hear your name exclaimed in a gentle yet ominous greeting and turn around […]

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Sydney Franklin

Nike to name Olson Kundig-designed Innovation Building after LeBron James

2 days 3 hours ago

Oregon-based sportswear giant Nike announced that it will name its new Advanced Innovation Building after basketball legend LeBron James, who has been sponsored by the company since entering the NBA in 2003. The LeBron James Building will form part of the company’s newly expanded World Headquarters (WHQ) near Beaverton, just outside Portland, Oregon. According to […]

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Aaron Smithson

Leaked visuals show the future of 270 Park Avenue…and it’s tall

2 days 4 hours ago

As Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s (SOM) iconic 270 Park Avenue, once lauded by Ada Louise Huxtable as one of New York’s contributions to a “dramatic revolution in architectural design,” prepares for a painstaking demolition process, new details have surfaced regarding its replacement. JPMorgan Chase announced in February 2018 that it would demolish the 707-foot structure […]

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Shawn Simmons

Three can’t-miss views on architecture from the 57th New York Film Festival

2 days 6 hours ago

The 57th New York Film Festival just ended, but luckily many of the films that feature architecture as a main character will be released in theaters or available online. Here’s a breakdown of the must-see flicks where cities takes center stage: Motherless Brooklyn A fictionalized Robert Moses called Moses Randolph (played by Alec Baldwin), drives […]

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Susan Morris

Old Hollywood Mansion transformed into bridge housing emergency shelter

4 days 23 hours ago

Less than five weeks after the completion of the Gardner Street Women’s Bridge Housing Center, a mid-century library converted into a 30-bed emergency homeless shelter, it was announced that another in the bridge housing program is now open for business. A palatial, century-old mansion on a busy stretch of Hollywood Boulevard has been subdivided into […]

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Sydney Franklin

Centre Pompidou to expand with satellite “art factory” in suburban Paris

5 days ago

The Centre Pompidou has announced plans to expand beyond its main campus in central Paris, opting for a new “art factory” space in Massy, Essonne, a southwest suburb. While no architect for the project has been named, the 22,000-square-meter facility is expected to open in 2025. In a statement obtained by The Art Newspaper, Centre […]

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Shawn Simmons

Buzz Yudell reflects on the cosmic force of the late Charles Jencks

5 days 2 hours ago

Provocateur, philosopher, and polymath Charles Jencks had a kaleidoscopic perspective on the forces and complexities of the cosmos. From his student days onward he was voracious in his interests, explorations, and speculations. At Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, he cut a swath with his precocious wit, preternatural eloquence, and confident banter. He was lanky, elegant, […]

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Buzz Yudell FAIA
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