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Some World Famous Buildings to Inspire You

Whether you’re a busy art director or an illustrator working from home, every creative needs some downtime. And there’s no better way to both relax and be inspired than jetting off somewhere you’ve never been before. Whenever we travel to far-flung places, we’re attracted to the famous buildings. Much like a photograph, architectural …

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A New Manhattan Tower With a Gothic Twist

A slender new condominium tower rising at 30 East 31st Street in Manhattan hopes to evoke both the golden glow of its neighbourhood’s past as well as the area’s emerging reputation as a retail design destination. “I didn’t want to build a glass tower that could be anywhere,” said Erik Ekstein, the …

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A Vacation Home as Minimal as a Gallery

While raising their daughter on rugged Orcas Island, Stacey Coleman and Shelley Kimball gave her treasure maps, rusty locks and eye patches to play with. “We more or less raised her like a pirate,” Mr. Coleman said. “In the best sense,” he clarified. “There was no pillaging or plundering.” Rather, …

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Placemaking: Movement, Manifesto, Tool, Buzzword—or What?

Amongst other placemaking-related news this year, the Boston Society of Architects’ Placemaking Network celebrated its 10-year anniversary by launching the Placemaking Manifesto in November. Co-authored by Christina Lanzl, Robert Tullis, and Anne-Catrin Schultz, the document set down six key ideas: “quality of life,” “sense of place,” “community identification,” “collaboration and communication” between “individuals of all backgrounds, interests …

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Can Automation affect Architects?

According to The Economist, 47% of the work done by humans will have been replaced by robots by 2037, even those traditionally associated with university education. While the World Economic Forum estimates that between 2015 and 2020, 7.1 million jobs will be lost around the world, as “artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and other …

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