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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

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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