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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

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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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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Projects

Prism Tower Prism Tower

Christian de Portzamparc

CitySpaces MicroPAD CitySpaces MicroPAD

Panoramic Interests

Burrawong House Burrawong House

Bijl Architecture

S:t Erik Indoor Park S:t Erik Indoor Park

Utopia Arkitekter

The Big Bend The Big Bend

Oiio Studio

Lincoln Park House Lincoln Park House

HBRA Architects

Bosjes Chapel Bosjes Chapel

Steyn Studio

One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

Studios Architecture

1 Hillside 1 Hillside

Tim Cuppett Architects

Concrete at Alserkal Avenue Concrete at Alserkal Avenue

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Shaolin Flying Monks Temple Shaolin Flying Monks Temple

Mailitis Architects

New York at Its Core New York at Its Core

Studio Joseph

Oberholz Mountain Hut Oberholz Mountain Hut

Peter Pichler Architecture

Giacomo Zanella Primary School Giacomo Zanella Primary School

Giulia de Appolonia

De Maria Pavilion De Maria Pavilion

Gluckman Tang Architects

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