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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

Where OMA’s Fondazione Prada Comes Up Short Where OMA’s Fondazione Prada Comes Up Short

A more inclusive layout and better wayfinding would improve the otherwise successful Milan art space by the Dutch firm. Read more

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Designing for the Expo Experience Designing for the Expo Experience

Three country pavilions at the Milan Expo 2015 offer material interventions that make for temporary installations worth remembering. Read more

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Arachnid Architecture as Human Shelter Arachnid Architecture as Human Shelter

A spider-inspired ETFE-and-carbon-fiber shell shapes this year’s research pavilion from the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Computational Design and Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design. Read more

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Architecture and the Airpocalypse Architecture and the Airpocalypse

Columnist Blaine Brownell, AIA, shares five ways designers can address the negative effects of buildings and their construction on global air quality. Read more

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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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Projects

2015 Solar Decathlon: Nest Home 2015 Solar Decathlon: Nest Home

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Artes Amant Artes Amant

SO – IL

Queensland University of Technology Education Precinct Queensland University of Technology Education Precinct

Henning Larsen Architects, Wilson Architects

Blackbird House Blackbird House

Will Bruder Architects

Patterson Mansion Renovation Patterson Mansion Renovation

Hartman-Cox Architects

8150 Sunset Boulevard 8150 Sunset Boulevard

Gehry Partners

2015 Solar Decathlon: Sure House 2015 Solar Decathlon: Sure House

Stevens Institute of Technology

NIHERST Science City NIHERST Science City

ArquitectonicaGEO

Zartosht Zartosht

Kamvari Architects

Folds Folds

Bureau de Change

CHS Field CHS Field

Snow Kreilich Architects, Inc., AECOM, Ryan Companies

Cultural Corridor Chapultepec Cultural Corridor Chapultepec

FREE Fernando Romero Enterprise, Frente Arquitectura, RVDG Arquitectura + Urbanismo

Heroes' Green Heroes' Green

Counts Studio

The Weight of Sacrifice The Weight of Sacrifice

Joseph Weishaar

Plaza to the Forgotten War Plaza to the Forgotten War

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Smith Residence Smith Residence

Archipelago Hawaii, Mokulua High Performance Builder

Paseo Verde Paseo Verde

WRT, Jonathan Rose Companies, APM

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