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How To Create A Secular Saint - And Her Shrine

Local Essex woman Julie Cope never lived or died, but sure enough, in a peaceful Essex field you can find a building that commemorates her life in every detail. 110 more words

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Architects tell all in a global survey about the future of design competitions

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Architectural design competitions have long been a crucial element in the field — from the student level to starchitect status — that can provide an international 218 more words

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Hayne at Sea

Architectural Record‘s recent article “The Sea Ranch at 50” by Cathleen McGuigan looked at the forward thinking 1960’s architectural “utopia” and prompted us to dig through our archives… 76 more words


Designing Obama's Presidential Library

If Barack Obama is a ‘celebrity president’ then his Presidential Library has already attained celebrity status, despite lacking a building or even a site.

A flurry of media coverage has followed the low-intensity drama process of selecting the library’s host city, a decision now delayed until after Chicago’s mayoral election. 191 more words

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Goodbye to Beaux Arts Manhattan

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THESE BUILDINGS next time you’re in the area around Grand Central Terminal, because some of them may not be there much longer. 459 more words


Saving the Early History of Digital Architecture

40 years ago, not a single architectural drawing was done digitally. Now there is an entire industry of software-makers catering to the needs of architecture. In between now and then, however, architects were forced to make novel digital tools that remain unknown to the public and to the architectural profession. 129 more words