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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

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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Two Natural Rebar Alternatives for Concrete Two Natural Rebar Alternatives for Concrete

From basalt fiber aggregate to bamboo strips, researchers are seeking a way to green the common structural material, writes columnist Blaine Brownell, AIA. Read more

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Designing the Post-Natural Built Environment Designing the Post-Natural Built Environment

Columnist Blaine Brownell, AIA, argues that the architecture discipline must break out of its silo to embrace interdisciplinary collaborations that rethink the way people live, work, and build. Read more

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Projects

Songpa Micro-Housing Songpa Micro-Housing

SsD, Architect of Record: Dyne Architects

1200 Intrepid 1200 Intrepid

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Metz Metz

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Cardiff Interchange Cardiff Interchange

Foster + Partners

Second Home Second Home

SelgasCano

Art in the City Art in the City

Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, Moreau Kusunoki

COSMO at MoMA PS1 COSMO at MoMA PS1

Office for Political Innovation

Indefinite Hangar Indefinite Hangar

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux

Herzog & de Meuron

8600 Wilshire 8600 Wilshire

MAD Architects

Tor di Valle Roma Tor di Valle Roma

Studio Libeskind

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

La Casa Supportive Housing Project La Casa Supportive Housing Project

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, LEO A DALY

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