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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

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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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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Projects

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

Asia Society Hong Kong Center Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, AGC Design, Associated Architects

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