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Culture

  • Tongue-in-Cheek Drawings of Olympic Venues

    The Olympics are over, but you can’t stop dreaming about the architecture, you say? No worries. Clo’e Floirat drew “comical-satirical” versions of the 2012 venues for posterity's sake.

     
  • ‘This is Now’ Websites Show Off Cities’ Visual Hallmarks

    Experience major metropolitan centers through an aggregation of Instagram photos, thanks to one Australian startup’s first project.

     
  • Book: ‘Bridges: The Science and Art of the World’s Most Inspiring Structures’

    Author David Blockley dissects bridges as something beyond common infrastructure—more like an architectural suspension of science, art, and craft.

     
  • Book: 'Design for a Vulnerable Planet'

    The future of design must address nature and her vulnerabilities, says Frederick Steiner in 'Design for a Vulnerable Planet,' especially as a larger human population necessarily means more destruction from natural and unnatural disasters.

     
  • Landscape Architecture Put to Music in Film

    A coder and a musician put landscape architecture to electronic music in a film clip that also allows viewers to travel the world.

     
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    Exhibit: 'Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment'

    The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is holding a retrospective of the 1982 Pritzker Prize–winning architect, Kevin Roche. Through Dec. 2.

     
  • Book: 'Citizens of No Place'

    Jimenez Lai’s use of the cartoon as a vehicle for theory helps tone down (and poke fun at) contemporary architectural rhetoric.

     
  • Book: 'Dirt'

    A team of landscape architects wants to change your perception of dirt as "icky" through essays, interviews, and illustrations that explore the positive potential of the soiled substance.

     
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    Object: Chris Boardman's Lotus Type 108 Olympic Pursuit Bike

    An Olympic bike is one object among many featured at the London Design Museum's "Designed to Win" exhibit, about all the gear that helped athletes with their gold, silver, and bronze victories. Through Nov. 18.

     
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    Exhibit: 'Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture'

    Just in time for the Summer Olympics, Sir John Soane's Museum in London is showing an exhibition on how architects have used the stadium throughout history to push innovation. Through Sept. 22.

     
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    Exhibit: 'Loop Value: The How Much Does It Cost? Shop'

    A pop-up shop by the Chicago Architecture Foundation factors in all of the hidden costs that products use throughout their lives. Through 2012.

     
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    Blog: Betonbabe

    On this Tumblr site from a Princeton University School of Architecture grad student, you'll be escorted through the coolest lost-and-found of concrete items.

     
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    Book: 'Up on the Roof'

    A trained-architect-turned-photographer-pilot turns his camera on the rooftop lives of New York City, to find pools, gardens, restaurants, and more.

     
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    Exhibit: 'Lost Dallas'

    From the Dallas Center for Architecture comes a look at all of the historic buildings and places that were demolished to make way for the city's oil-fueled growth. Through July 13.

     
  • Film: Steven Holl Explains the Daeyang Gallery and House in Documentary Form

    Film, a new medium for AIA Gold Medalist Steven Holl, allows a dynamic exploration of one of his latest works: the Daeyang Gallery and House in Seoul, South Korea.

     
  • Book 'Engaging Spaces'

    The best of Kossmann.dejong's oeuvre of exhibition designs come alive through unexpected use of ordinary materials to make what the firm calls Engaging Spaces.

     
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    Exhibit: 'Judith Turner: The Flatness of Ambiguity'

    The University of Michigan Museum of Art has a new exhibition of photos by the acclaimed architectural photography of Judith Turner. Through Sept. 2.

     
  • Exhibit: Mini-Golf at the National Building Museum

    Practitioners from the D.C. region designed and detailed the holes for an architecturally inspired indoor mini-golf course. Through September 3.

     
  • Book: 'Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next'

    An enthusiastic, if not horrifying, glimpse at our possible future of airport cities. Co-authors Greg Lindsay and John Kasarda reintroduce the idea of the city of the future as the spokes surrounding the hub of an airport, and find evidence to justify their assertions.

     
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    Book: 'Vitamin G'

    A best-of compilation and sourcebook for lo-fi sustainable projects and green features includes small-scale and large-scale ideas alike.

     
 
 
 
 

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