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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

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Cardboard Chair Competition

CARDBOARD DESIGN COMPETITION: SEAT Submissions due: Monday, February 15th, 2010 Exhibition starts: Wednesday, February 17th 6:00pm DETAILS SUBMISSIONS: Designs must comfortably seat an adult. Designs shall use corrugated cardboard only (recycling is encouraged). Design submissions deadline is on Feb 15th, 2010. Entries shall compete in one of three levels – high school, college, or professional. [...]

Barry Bergdoll Lecture

When Wed, January 13, 7pm – 8pm Where Auditorium in the Central Branch Public Library How Much Free! What A lecture to kick off the year of 2010 with Barry Bergdoll and to say goodbye to the Marcel Breuer show. Barry Bergdoll is a Professor of architectural history in the Department of Art History and [...]

Zaha Hadid – The Lady of the Hour

I am kinda late to this party, because I had no idea who Zaha Hadid was till a fellow writer wrote about her and the Maxxi Museum in Rome. Evidently, this talented architect has won the commission to do the Broad Museum at Michigan State University. The project is primarily funded by Eli and Edythe [...]


In spirit of the season, some oldies but goodies! Enjoy, and Merry Christmas and a Designer New Year! http://www.dezeen.com/2007/12/20/designer-christmas-cards/ Image Source: Jill Dryer – where to purchase [via] Poppytalk

Arch App for iPhone

29GPS developed a really neat FREE App available at the iTunes App Store. “Architecture” is a GPS based pocket guide to architecturally interesting attractions anywhere in the world. The application gives you the history of the structure along with several full screen photographs. “Architecture” also provides a detailed map and walking/driving directions to the location, [...]

AIA Tour – Atlanta Marriott Marquis

ATLANTA - On Saturday, December 12, 2009, the AIA Atlanta Tours committee offers a lecture and guided tour of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  Reserve your place by clicking onAIAatlantaTours@gmail.com or through the AIA Atlanta calendar section of the AIA Atlanta website.  The lecture starts at 2 p.m., and tours run continuously from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lecture and tour are free [...]

Bomb-Proof Walls

Berry Plastics Corporation and the US Army Corps of Engineers created X-Flex which was “specifically engineered to protect structures that may be subject to acts of terrorism such as blast events or catastrophic occurrences.” X-Flex Blast Protection System is kinda insane. It is kinda sad that something like this had to be created, but it [...]

Save Water Bricks

The concept behind Save Water Bricks is pretty cool. They want to use the waste leaves and waste plastics that are thrown away each year, to create bricks that absorb and channel water. The designers Jin-Young Yoon and Jeongwoong Kwon from Korea, realized in their country that some 20tons of leaves are burned each year releasing [...]

The Suburban Paradox

In the winter of 2008, I was in my final year of graduate school in urban planning and policy design.  In hopes of having work lined up post-graduation, I began to search for openings in the field of urban planning.  I noticed a trend in the planner positions that were available; they were all in [...]

The One and Only… still proving that she’s more than a Woman

In an experiment aimed to prove a particular hypothesis, I asked a group of random architectural designers, interior designers, and urban planners to jot down the first thing that came to mind when a few of today’s starchitects were mentioned.  The results (as honestly as they were delivered) were as follows: Sir Norman Foster The Gherkin, [...]