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60 Years Later: Original Le Corbusier Interior Design Vision Finally Realized

2 hours 49 min ago
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ]

When Le Corbusier designed his Brutalist Unité d’Habitation structures in Marseilles and Berlin, the architect imagined these as models for the future of vertical urban living. But, as they say in war: his plans didn’t survive contact with the enemy.

Completed in 1958, the Berlin version in particular was altered internally prior to construction, meaning that the original layouts and details Corbu had it mind were largely left on the drawing table, replaced instead by cheaper, German-drafted plans. At least until German-American architect Philipp Mohr (images Didier Gaillard-Hohlweg) bought a unit in the building.

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Today's archidose #1011

4 hours 28 min ago
Here are some more photos from my recent Great Plains road trip, two buildings in Southeastern Wyoming: H. H. Richardson's Ames Monument (1882) in Albany County and Antoine Predock's American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Ames Monument:
Ames Monument
Ames Monument
Ames Monument
Ames Monument

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Solo Arquitetos softens Brazilian office space with light wood details

5 hours 50 min ago

Brazilian firm Solo Arquitetos has finished a timber company's offices with its own pale wood products, helping to keep the space light and bright while showing off the merchandise. Read more

Which of the 25 Best Ranked Colleges in the U.S. Have Architecture Programs?

5 hours 50 min ago
MIT. Image Courtesy of Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT. Image Courtesy of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Time Magazine and MONEY have released a new 2018 ranking that identifies the affordability and education quality of more than 700 leading institutions across the United States. The ranking looked at colleges that have a strong record of helping students graduate and preparing them for jobs at which they’ll earn enough to pay off student debt. Of the top 25 schools, over half offer either unaccredited or NAAB accredited architecture degrees for undergraduate students. 

While programs and states differ, most of the 54 United States licensing boards require that architects hold a professional degree from a NAAB-accredited program, which includes bachelor of architecture, master of architecture, and doctor of architecture programs. The following list explores undergraduate degrees offered to high school and transfer students interested in pursuing architecture and its related fields. 

Here, presented in MONEY's order of ranking, are some of the most affordable and top quality schools that also have architecture programs.

Princeton University
Rank: #1

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Inches Geleta

6 hours 49 min ago
Inches Geleta
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Pioda residence . Locarno Inches Geleta In the urban topography of Locarno one can see the original Città Vecchia (historical centre), the Quartiere Nuovo (towards the lake) and the district of Campagna (towards Solduno). The Palazzo Pioda stands in this last section, an originally agricultural area that is now used … Continue reading Inches Geleta

Colormixstore / Basiches Arquitetos Associados

6 hours 50 min ago
© Fran Parente © Fran Parente
  • Architects: Basiches Arquitetos Associados
  • Location: Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 1522 - Jardim America, São Paulo - SP, 01442-002, Brazil
  • Authors: José Ricardo Basiches, Ronaldo Shinohara
  • Area: 362.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Fran Parente

AIA Outlines Initiatives in Response to Rise in School Shootings

7 hours 20 min ago
Perspective of the New Sandy Hook School. Image © Svigals + Partners Perspective of the New Sandy Hook School. Image © Svigals + Partners

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has issued a statement outlining its new initiatives in response to the rising tide of school shootings in the United States. The statement, titled “Where we stand: School design and student safety,” outlines four paths of action the Institute intends to take to support architects and school communities.

While not containing a detailed policy to tackle the ongoing crisis, the AIA statement commits to updating school design guidelines, supporting education to achieve safe school design, making safe school design eligible for federal grants, and establishing a federal clearinghouse on school design.

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Spider-shaped tiny robot could be the future of micro-surgery

8 hours 13 min ago

Harvard University Tiny Robot

Centimetre-sized soft robots could one day be used to perform surgery and enter other tight spaces, using a method devised by researchers at Harvard University. Read more

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Reebok's gel-infused PureMove sports bra firms up in response to movement

8 hours 35 min ago

Reebok's gel-infused PureMove sports bra firms up in response to movement

Sportswear brand Reebok has applied a texture-changing gel used in NASA's spacesuits to make a bra that adapts to support different levels of movement. Read more

Sjöblom Freij

8 hours 49 min ago
Sjöblom Freij
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · housing development . Kalmar Sjöblom Freij Arkitekter Proposal for a housing development in Kalmar, Sweden. _ Rävspelet Date : 2016 Location : Kalmar, Sweden Status : Competition Client : OOF

Desert Wash / Kendle Design Collaborative

8 hours 50 min ago
© Chibi Moku © Chibi Moku © Michael Woodall © Michael Woodall

Text description provided by the architects. Desert wash. A home where the line between inside and out is so blurred that nature sometimes comes crawling into your room. Take a moment and watch the video on Desert Wash, a home designed by Kendle Design Collaborative. It will change your perspective about what site sensitive modern architecture can be.

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Spotlight: Sverre Fehn

9 hours 20 min ago
son Lindman Nordic Pavilion in Venice. Image © Åke E:son Lindman

1997 Pritzker Prize laureate Sverre Fehn (August 14th 1924 – February 23rd 2009) was a leader in Post World War II Scandinavian architecture. “His work has an intuitive confidence in how to use the Nordic landscape and its particular light conditions within the built culture, and yet throughout his career each period has reflected a refined sensitivity to international changes and attitudes in architecture,” said his close collaborator Per Olaf Fjeld. “It can be compared to a poetic work conceived on an isolated mountain by a writer with an uncanny, intuitive sense of what is going on in the towns below.” [1]

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Revealing the Mystery Behind the Architect: What Was James Stirling Really Like?

10 hours 20 min ago
© Evan Chakroff © Evan Chakroff

James Stirling  (1926-1992) was a British architect who is considered by many as the premier architect of his generation and an innovator in postwar architecture. Some of his most famous projects include the Sackler Museum, No 1 Poultry, and the Neue Staatsgalerie. Through the influence of his teacher Colin Rowe, Stirling had a deep understanding of architectural history, yet never adopted a singular doctrine. His career began with designs that were more aligned with what would later be labeled as the deconstructivist style, but evolved into buildings that were a series of dynamic and often colorful arrangements. Stirling’s aesthetic tropes ultimately gave the final push that broke architecture free from the clutch of post-war European Modernism as he turned the Modernist canon of “form follows function” into a hyperbole by celebrating the expression of a building’s program with his over-the-top details.

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South 5th Suttles Residence / Alterstudio Architecture

10 hours 50 min ago
© Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn
  • Architects: Alterstudio Architecture
  • Location: Austin, United States
  • Principals: Kevin Alter, Ernesto Cragnolino, Tim Whitehill
  • Team: Matt Susarek, Daniel Shumaker
  • Area: 2990.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Casey Dunn, Nick Simonite

Tham & Videgård

11 hours 49 min ago
Tham & Videgård
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · House on Krokholmen . Värmdö Tham & Videgård Arkitekter . photos: © Åke E:son Lindman . + archdaily The site is a promontory on the relatively small island of Krokholmen in Stockholm’s outer archipelago: a typical archipelago landscape with windswept dwarf pines and soft mountain outcrops produced by the inland … Continue reading Tham & Videgård