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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

Improving New Ideas by Building on Old Concepts Improving New Ideas by Building on Old Concepts

Blaine Brownell explores four strategies for finding future success with lessons from the past. Read more

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William McDonough Reconsiders Carbon and Its Misuse William McDonough Reconsiders Carbon and Its Misuse

The renowned architect behind the Cradle-to-Cradle design philosophy offers new terminology for the much-maligned element. Read more

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Finding Hope After the Death of Sustainability Finding Hope After the Death of Sustainability

While architects debate on a more meaningful way to carry out net-zero design, the U.S. election suggests that half of the general populace is indifferent. Read more

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T3 Becomes the First Modern Tall Wood Building in the U.S. T3 Becomes the First Modern Tall Wood Building in the U.S.

The seven-story high-rise in Minneapolis, designed by Michael Green Architecture and DLR Group, will be the largest mass timber building in the U.S. when it opens in late November. Read more

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What Draws Us to Japanese Contemporary Architecture What Draws Us to Japanese Contemporary Architecture

The success of projects by renowned designers such as SANAA and Toyo Ito lies in their ability to shift our expectations. Read more

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Projects

Sunday House Sunday House

Teeland Architects

Aitoku Kindergarten Aitoku Kindergarten

Kengo Kuma & Associates

Flotsam & Jetsam Flotsam & Jetsam

SHoP Architects

Faena Forum Faena Forum

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

New Permanent Garden New Permanent Garden

6a Architects, Gabriel Orozco

Blakeburn Blakeburn

A449 Architects

Sluishuis Sluishuis

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Barcode Architects

Fold House Fold House

Bossley Architects

Skardsøya Cottage Skardsøya Cottage

TYIN Tegnestue Architects

Atlas Hotel Hoian Atlas Hotel Hoian

Vo Trong Nghia Architects

West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium

Architecture Research Office (ARO), Heery International

M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity

Edouard Francois

The Courtower Houses The Courtower Houses

Hashim Sarkis Studios

Maison du Sport Vaudois Maison du Sport Vaudois

Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann Architects

Aro Hā Retreat Aro Hā Retreat

Tennent Brown Architects

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