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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

Finding Hope After the Death of Sustainability Finding Hope After the Death of Sustainability

While architects debate on a more meaningful way to carry out net-zero design, the U.S. election suggests that half of the general populace is indifferent. Read more

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T3 Becomes the First Modern Tall Wood Building in the U.S. T3 Becomes the First Modern Tall Wood Building in the U.S.

The seven-story high-rise in Minneapolis, designed by Michael Green Architecture and DLR Group, will be the largest mass timber building in the U.S. when it opens in late November. Read more

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What Draws Us to Japanese Contemporary Architecture What Draws Us to Japanese Contemporary Architecture

The success of projects by renowned designers such as SANAA and Toyo Ito lies in their ability to shift our expectations. Read more

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Learning from the 'Red' and 'White' Schools of Japanese Architecture Learning from the 'Red' and 'White' Schools of Japanese Architecture

The two approaches, postulated by architectural historian and architect Terunobu Fujimori, can clarify intent and enrich process for designers worldwide. Read more

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A Tipping Point for Art and Design in the Digital Age A Tipping Point for Art and Design in the Digital Age

An exhibition at Minneapolis' Northern Clay Center featuring works by the likes of Rael San Fratello and Jenny Sabin challenges the notion of handcraft in ceramics. 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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