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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

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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Learning from the 'Red' and 'White' Schools of Japanese Architecture Learning from the 'Red' and 'White' Schools of Japanese Architecture

The two approaches, postulated by architectural historian and architect Terunobu Fujimori, can clarify intent and enrich process for designers worldwide. Read more

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A Tipping Point for Art and Design in the Digital Age A Tipping Point for Art and Design in the Digital Age

An exhibition at Minneapolis' Northern Clay Center featuring works by the likes of Rael San Fratello and Jenny Sabin challenges the notion of handcraft in ceramics. Read more

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Concrete's Moment of Reckoning Concrete's Moment of Reckoning

Manufacturers of cement, the concrete ingredient with the highest embodied energy, face many environmental concerns as well as opportunities to clean up their act. Read more

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The Annual Earth Overshoot Day Came Early, Again The Annual Earth Overshoot Day Came Early, Again

Humanity is consuming resources faster than the planet can make them, which should prompt architecture firms to use austerity, reuse, and new technology to cut projects' resource consumption. Read more

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Projects

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AAVP Architecture

HIVE HIVE

Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MoDA)

PLICO at the Flatiron PLICO at the Flatiron

Elliott + Associates Architects

Amoroso Studio Amoroso Studio

Modal Design

AHK KNDU Villas AHK KNDU Villas

Global Architectural Development (GAD)

Maggie's Centre Barts Maggie's Centre Barts

Steven Holl Architects

Amstelloft Amstelloft

WE Architecten

Hunters Point Community Library Hunters Point Community Library

Steven Holl Architects

New Paltz House New Paltz House

AlexAllen Studio

Studio Bell Studio Bell

Allied Works Architecture

Bloomberg Center Bloomberg Center

Morphosis Architects

Leeza Soho Leeza Soho

Zaha Hadid Architects

Reservoir Reservoir

Sanjay Puri Architects

LB House LB House

Shachar Rozenfeld architects

High Meadow Dwellings High Meadow Dwellings

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Menil Drawing Institute Menil Drawing Institute

Johnston Marklee

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