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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

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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When Architecture, Art, and Biology Collide When Architecture, Art, and Biology Collide

A recent symposium at the University of Minnesota explored the convergence of these three fields and the interdisciplinary design solutions that result in the built environment and beyond. Read more

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These Spider-Inspired, 3D-Printing Robots Are Coming to a Job Site Near You These Spider-Inspired, 3D-Printing Robots Are Coming to a Job Site Near You

And they evidence a paradigmatic shift in additive manufacturing technology, with the potential to replace human labor in decentralized construction processes. Read more

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Understanding Embodied Energy in Design Understanding Embodied Energy in Design

Architects know how to manage the energy generated and consumed by a building during its working life, but what about that used to create it? A recent conference at Columbia University explored that question. Read more

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Projects

Light Box Light Box

ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects

Tour & Taxis Tour & Taxis

Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Crescent H Residence Crescent H Residence

Carney Logan Burke Architects

Rock & Branch Rock & Branch

Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Continuous Interior Continuous Interior

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Dunn House Dunn House

The Practice of Everyday Design

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Barcode Architects

The Word The Word

FaulknerBrowns Architects

Red Ice Red Ice

NRJA

Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building

Richärd+Bauer Architecture, GLHN Architects & Engineers

St. Ann's Warehouse St. Ann's Warehouse

Marvel Architects

Cleveland Civic Core Cleveland Civic Core

LMN Architects

Regeneracion Regeneracion

Sasaki Associates

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