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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

When Architecture, Art, and Biology Collide When Architecture, Art, and Biology Collide

A recent symposium at the University of Minnesota explored the convergence of these three fields and the interdisciplinary design solutions that result in the built environment and beyond. Read more

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These Spider-Inspired, 3D-Printing Robots Are Coming to a Job Site Near You These Spider-Inspired, 3D-Printing Robots Are Coming to a Job Site Near You

And they evidence a paradigmatic shift in additive manufacturing technology, with the potential to replace human labor in decentralized construction processes. Read more

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Understanding Embodied Energy in Design Understanding Embodied Energy in Design

Architects know how to manage the energy generated and consumed by a building during its working life, but what about that used to create it? A recent conference at Columbia University explored that question. Read more

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Materials Research With a Social Focus Materials Research With a Social Focus

An assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is developing new digital tools and interfaces for children with autism. Read more

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Why Architecture School Needs Interdisciplinary Training Why Architecture School Needs Interdisciplinary Training

Collaborating with peers from other academic backgrounds teaches leadership, humility, and the role of an architect. Read more

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Projects

Bajalta California Bajalta California

SHoP Architects

2016 Venice Biennale: Australian Pavilion 2016 Venice Biennale: Australian Pavilion

Denton Corker Marshall, Aileen Sage Architects

Lake Michigan Beach Cottage Lake Michigan Beach Cottage

Ramsey Jones Architects

Mountain House Mountain House

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee Art Museum

HGA Architects and Engineers

WTS Paradigm WTS Paradigm

Eppstein Uhen Architects

Guest House Garden Pavilion Guest House Garden Pavilion

Vetter Denk Architecture

Redux House Redux House

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Linear Cabin Linear Cabin

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

685 First Avenue 685 First Avenue

Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Thamesmead Civic Quarter Thamesmead Civic Quarter

Proctor and Matthews, Mecanoo

The Nord Family Greenway The Nord Family Greenway

Sasaki Associates

Halifax Central Library Halifax Central Library

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

2016 Venice Biennale: Irish Pavilion, "Losing Myself" 2016 Venice Biennale: Irish Pavilion, "Losing Myself"

Níall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou

UNIC UNIC

MAD Architects

Biesbosch Museum Biesbosch Museum

Studio Marco Vermeulen

Dijon Concrete Housings Dijon Concrete Housings

Ateliers O-S Architectes

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