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Blaine Brownell

Blaine Brownell

Blaine Brownell, AIA, is an architect and materials researcher. The author of the three Transmaterial books (2006, 2008, 2010), he is the director of graduate studies in the school of architecture at the University of Minnesota.

Blaine Brownell's Posts

Arachnid Architecture as Human Shelter Arachnid Architecture as Human Shelter

A spider-inspired ETFE-and-carbon-fiber shell shapes this year’s research pavilion from the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Computational Design and Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design. Read more

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Architecture and the Airpocalypse Architecture and the Airpocalypse

Columnist Blaine Brownell, AIA, shares five ways designers can address the negative effects of buildings and their construction on global air quality. Read more

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Contemporary Architecture in China, Part 2: What Works Contemporary Architecture in China, Part 2: What Works

Columnist Blaine Brownell, AIA, explores the historical materials, practices, and forms that are being revived in the next generation of Chinese architecture. Read more

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Contemporary Architecture in China: Unedited Contemporary Architecture in China: Unedited

Columnist Blaine Brownell, AIA, discusses material execution and performance in the country's new, high-profile projects. Read more

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The Architect’s Role in Material Conservation The Architect’s Role in Material Conservation

A growing scarcity of key physical resources will require AEC professionals to think more critically about the use of building materials. Read more

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Projects

Fannie Mae Headquarters Fannie Mae Headquarters

SHoP Architects, WDG Architecture

Avaza Aquapark Avaza Aquapark

JDS Architects

Brighton College Sport and Sciences Building Brighton College Sport and Sciences Building

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Messner Mountain Museum Messner Mountain Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects

ICD/ITKE 2014-2015 Research Pavilion ICD/ITKE 2014-2015 Research Pavilion

Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), Institute for...

West Berkeley Public Library West Berkeley Public Library

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Studio Dental Mobile Unit Studio Dental Mobile Unit

Montalba Architects

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

Stantec Architecture, KPMB Architects, HDR Architecture, Diamond Schmitt Architects

Ex of In House Ex of In House

Steven Holl Architects

Vitra Vitra

Studio Libeskind

International Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza International Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Exhibition Plaza Exhibition Plaza

KUANLU Architects

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