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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

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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The Promise of ‘Enchanted' Architecture The Promise of ‘Enchanted' Architecture

The built environment needs to cut down on its screen time and find new ways to make existing products and spaces "smart." Read more

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Where the Wild Things Are: The Challenge of Preserving Natural Resources Where the Wild Things Are: The Challenge of Preserving Natural Resources

The Anthropocene upsetting of the natural world has led to a call for the creation of wildlife-only areas. How would that affect the way we design and build? Read more

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Projects

416-420 Kent 416-420 Kent

ODA New York

Augmented Tides Augmented Tides

California College of the Arts

Inverted Ecologies Inverted Ecologies

California College of the Arts

The Art of Eco The Art of Eco

University of Washington

The Living Link The Living Link

Iowa State University

Regenerating Water Avenue Regenerating Water Avenue

University of Oregon

NuernbergMesse Hall 3A NuernbergMesse Hall 3A

Zaha Hadid Architects

Sberbank Technopark Sberbank Technopark

Zaha Hadid Architects

Salerno Maritime Terminal Salerno Maritime Terminal

Zaha Hadid Architects

Writers Theatre Writers Theatre

Studio Gang Architects

Center for Sustainable Landscapes Center for Sustainable Landscapes

The Design Alliance Architects

Biosciences Research Building Biosciences Research Building

Payette, Reddy Architecture and Urbanism

H-E-B at Mueller H-E-B at Mueller

Lake|Flato Architects

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Rene Cazenave Apartments Rene Cazenave Apartments

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

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