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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

4D Printing and the Designed Environment 4D Printing and the Designed Environment

The latest research on programmable matter shows an evolution in form. Read more

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Five Cutting-Edge Building Materials to Watch in 2016 Five Cutting-Edge Building Materials to Watch in 2016

These products and technologies draw inspiration from the natural world. Read more

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Natural Resources as Architectural Capital Natural Resources as Architectural Capital

Better baseline business practices could help the sector achieve its environmental sustainability goals. Read more

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The Promise of Radical Innovation in Sustainable Design The Promise of Radical Innovation in Sustainable Design

The recent climate summit in Paris talked a big game for energy reduction in the built environment, but critics say it's time for action. Here’s where the AEC sector stands. Read more

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Automating Creativity in Design and Manufacturing Automating Creativity in Design and Manufacturing

The machines are here to stay. Rather than push them away, designers must work them into the creative process. Read more

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Projects

National Arts Centre National Arts Centre

Diamond Schmitt Architects

The Spiral The Spiral

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Elytra Filament Pavilion Elytra Filament Pavilion

Achim Menges, Moritz Dörstelmann

Knoll Houston Offices and Showroom Knoll Houston Offices and Showroom

Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Arnhem Station Arnhem Station

UNStudio

The Cube, Beirut The Cube, Beirut

Orange Architects

City Market at O City Market at O

Shalom Baranes Associates Architects

Forest City Forest City

LSM Studio

1200 17th Street NW 1200 17th Street NW

ZGF Architects

Zoh Laguna Zoh Laguna

Escobedo Solíz Studio

Mi Casita Mi Casita

KUBE Architecture

Mextropoli Mextropoli

Escobedo Solíz Studio

Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Gottlieb Paludan Architects

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