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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

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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Materials Research With a Social Focus Materials Research With a Social Focus

An assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is developing new digital tools and interfaces for children with autism. Read more

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Why Architecture School Needs Interdisciplinary Training Why Architecture School Needs Interdisciplinary Training

Collaborating with peers from other academic backgrounds teaches leadership, humility, and the role of an architect. Read more

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AI2 Design

MLK1101 Supportive Housing MLK1101 Supportive Housing

Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects

La Part des Anges La Part des Anges

BUPA Architectures

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Urbantainer

Flying House Flying House

IROJE KHM Architects

Woodard Residence Woodard Residence

Archimania

Less Less

AAVP Architecture

HIVE HIVE

Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MoDA)

PLICO at the Flatiron PLICO at the Flatiron

Elliott + Associates Architects

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Modal Design

AHK KNDU Villas AHK KNDU Villas

Global Architectural Development (GAD)

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Steven Holl Architects

Amstelloft Amstelloft

WE Architecten

Hunters Point Community Library Hunters Point Community Library

Steven Holl Architects

New Paltz House New Paltz House

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Studio Bell Studio Bell

Allied Works Architecture

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