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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

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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The Promise of ‘Enchanted' Architecture The Promise of ‘Enchanted' Architecture

The built environment needs to cut down on its screen time and find new ways to make existing products and spaces "smart." Read more

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Where the Wild Things Are: The Challenge of Preserving Natural Resources Where the Wild Things Are: The Challenge of Preserving Natural Resources

The Anthropocene upsetting of the natural world has led to a call for the creation of wildlife-only areas. How would that affect the way we design and build? Read more

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The Architectural Impetus for Decentralized Water Systems The Architectural Impetus for Decentralized Water Systems

The public health crisis in Flint, Mich., should compel architects to explore the implications of alternative, net-zero water delivery systems. Read more

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Projects

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)

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

Rock Chapel Marine Rock Chapel Marine

Landing Studio

Writers Theatre Writers Theatre

Studio Gang Architects

Claire T. Carney Library Claire T. Carney Library

designLAB Architects, Austin Architects

Pinterest Headquarters Pinterest Headquarters

IwamotoScott Architecture, Brereton Architects

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