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Architecture in Film and Literature

Books and movies highlight our obsessions like few other mediums. Even if you’re not the type to dig into all the symbolism and crafted meaning, it’s easy enough to enjoy the aesthetics on the page or screen. Architecture is extremely similar, but due to its ubiquitous and practical nature, the word is sometimes shrunk to […]

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Design and Concrete Homes

Architecture and building materials are often in flux. Now, more than ever, the push towards sustainability and innovative design are expanding the limits of what might be a suitable, artistic, or practical building material. We see bamboo, recycled wood, and a number of other natural elements incorporated, but one thing that seems to have made […]

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Making the Most: Design and Studio/Garage Apartments

The mark of a good designer isn’t how much space you have to work with, but how much you can do with a little space. It doesn’t matter if you have a 10,000 square foot house or a 100 square foot apartment, a good designer can make the most of whatever layout they have to […]

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Shifts in Workplace Design

These days, the average person working in any industry spends nearly a third of their whole life at work. Workplace design is an integral part of employee satisfaction and well being, and you can see that happening in some of the largest companies across the world. Most businesses have begun steering away from the cubicles […]

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How Dark Interiors Impact Design

Dark interiors are something of a trend in 2019. People are slowly moving away from the classic all white design, and introducing a bit more color to their homes. Not quite a pop 70s revival of neon and orange, instead, people are trending towards greys, dark blues, and even darker shades of green as accent […]

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3 Countries with Successful Skyfarm Projects

Why Skyfarms?    Prototype of the vertical urban farm project, skyfarms have revolutionized the agricultural industry in a radical way. According to the United Nations Population Division (2009), the world population is set to jump from 6.9 billion in 2010 to 9.2 billion by 2050 — leaving an added 2.3 billion mouths to feed, and […]

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The Importance of Place in Architecture

“We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” declared Winston Churchill before restoring the bomb-destructed House of Commons.    More than 70 years later, his wise words continue to reign true, and rest at the forefront of many architects minds. These words taught us that buildings, roads, and houses are more than geographical […]

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Color in Architecture

For almost 20 winters starting in 1999, Starbucks red cups became the announcement that winter had finally arrived. The red cups appeared in the hands of Christmas shoppers at the mall, on conference tables during Friday office meetings, and in the hands of those standing in line to ice skate at the seasonal rink. Their […]

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Weather’s Impact on Architecture

Architecture has always been more than just a roof over your head. Since the beginning of time, architecture can be counted upon to reflect the identity of a region as well as the needs of the people living there. Take, for example, the igloos of the Arctic. Its unique design and the use of packed […]

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