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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

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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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