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Golden Gate Bridge upgrade causes ghostly singing over San Francisco

New sidewalk railing slats installed along the Golden Gate Bridge earlier this week lit up the internet as concerned San Francisco residents took to Twitter to ask why a ghostly chime was suddenly ringing out for miles around. The additions were put in place by the city to cut down on the bridge’s wind resistance […]

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Wright Sites x PechaKucha Live

Curators from Frank Lloyd Wright’s public & private buildings will offer rare and unique insights with “20 x 20” talks honoring the famed architect’s 153rd birthday on June 8. The Westcott House Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and Wright sites across the nation are teaming up with PechaKucha to present a live online global event in celebration of […]

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Does architecture have a framework for applying material innovation?

There is a slide I like to show at the beginning of the architecture courses I teach that provides an overview of the last hundred years or so in design and technology. In the left column, a car from the beginning of the 20th Century (a Ford Model T) is poised over a contemporary car […]

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The Next 100 Years Project – Architect Edition

COVID-19. We’re on the front end of this thing. It won’t be days or weeks. It’ll be months or years. When we emerge from this worldwide catastrophe, everything will be different. We decided that we need relief from the harsh reality of this catastrophe. More importantly, we need big, dreamy, hopeful ideas that will help […]

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Andy Byford leaves New York to head Transport for London

Public transportation systems around the world are being ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, with ridership and fare collection in freefall as citizens social distance (ie, stay home). Now, five months after resigning as president of MTA New York City Transit, Andy Byford is reportedly heading home to helm another public transportation system in crisis: London’s. […]

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The Farnsworth House is (once again) besieged by floodwaters

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, certainly the most flood-prone site in the National Trust for Preservation’s storied portfolio, has once again found itself threatened following catastrophic rains that ravaged much of the Midwest during the first half of this week. (In Chicago, this May has been one for the books in terms of […]

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Venice Architecture Biennale pushed to 2021

In an unsurprising turn of events, the organizers of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale announced this morning that, due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the festival will be postponed to May 2021. Most businesses in hard-hit Italy are slowly beginning to reopen as COVID-19 rates decline, but the global nature of the Biennale, from […]

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A line of sight on exceptional performance

Brought to you by: Introducing KOVA Windows. Backed by world-class manufacturing capabilities and an optimized end-to-end supply chain, KOVA Windows are designed with one goal in mind: to offer premium performance at an exceptional value for customers. With superior ratings across all leading industry certifications, KOVA Windows can go toe-to-toe with, or outdo, the competition on […]

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WeWork tenants enlist legal help as billing for unused office space continues

Commercial real estate company WeWork, which has garnered headlines for its refusal to formally shutter locations during the coronavirus pandemic, is continuing to charge subtenants for full monthly rent despite the fact that many remain barred from accessing their workspaces due to state-enforced shelter-in-place orders for non-essential workers still instituted across the country. This includes […]

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A hidden victim of the coronavirus pandemic? NYC’s parks

In an unsurprising turn of events, new research released today from a coalition of New York City parks nonprofits has revealed that the coronavirus pandemic is having a severe impact on the city’s green spaces. An alliance of 25 nonprofits are officially partnered with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to help […]

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Tomorrow’s Human Experience: The Time is Now

The future has never looked less certain. For most, it’s business as unusual. Past success is not enough. The questions every business needs to answer are: Why should they move now? What experiences will resonate tomorrow? How can those experiences be designed to offer the most value, for customers and business? Uncertainty, as ever, raises […]

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Advancing AECO Technology Transformation 2020

As a technology, design or construction leader, you’ll see the many inefficiencies that exist in the daily tasks of your team. However, it’s not as easy as plugging and playing a new technology to fix these problems. That’s why this year, Advancing Construction Technology is returning as Advancing AECO Technology Transformation to ensure you have […]

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