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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

Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Architectural Authenticity Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Architectural Authenticity

Wood siding that has been beveled and sand-cast to emulate stone at the American Founding Father's residence raises questions of material sincerity in architectural expression. Read more

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Getting Inside Philip Johnson’s Head at the Glass House Getting Inside Philip Johnson’s Head at the Glass House

A comparative analysis of the midcentury architect’s famed residence and SANAA’s contemporary, sinuous River Building reconsiders the former’s legacy. Read more

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Architecture's Technological Moment Architecture's Technological Moment

The rapid pace of technological change stands to have a profound impact on the built environment and our relationship with it. Read more

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Do Ho Suh and "Unmeasurable" Architecture Do Ho Suh and "Unmeasurable" Architecture

The Korean artist's architectural installations use materials and light to explore the transient nature of home. Read more

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A History of Wood and Craft in Japanese Design A History of Wood and Craft in Japanese Design

The Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, in Kobe, Japan, explores the natural material's legacy in design and construction. Read more

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Projects

Clover House Clover House

MAD Architects

House MM House MM

OHLAB

52 Cubic 52 Cubic

JOSEP + Atelier Haumer

Utsikten Viewpoint Utsikten Viewpoint

Code Arkitektur

House P House P

Gangoly & Kristiner

K-House K-House

Office OU

H3 House H3 House

Luciano Kruk

Beus Center for Law and Society Beus Center for Law and Society

Ennead Architects, Jones Studio

Linear Cabin Linear Cabin

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Cloud Pavilion Cloud Pavilion

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

The Grove at Grand Bay The Grove at Grand Bay

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Tamalpais Residence Tamalpais Residence

Zack | De Vito Architecture

The Innovation Curve The Innovation Curve

Form4 Architecture

York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal

De Matos Ryan

One Family Under a Wireless Roof One Family Under a Wireless Roof

HARA Design Institute

MGM National Harbor MGM National Harbor

HKS Architects, SmithGroup JJR

Tanada Terrace Office Tanada Terrace Office

Atelier Bow-Wow

Grand Third Living Room Grand Third Living Room

Kengo Kuma & Associates

Reiryo Kohiten—Sen Reiryo Kohiten—Sen

Go Hasegawa and Associates

Chalet Blanche Chalet Blanche

ACDF Architecture

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