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This Archtober, architects, journalists & design fans joined an AIA-sponsored tour of historic Battery Park

The Reinvention of a Carousel – and The Battery

Archtober Walking Tour Reveals Gems of Architecture and Urban Planning By Paul Hagar A recent AIA-sponsored walking tour of Battery Park highlighted a historic, picturesque link between New York Harbor and the continuing rejuvenation of Lower Manhattan. Focused on the…
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WIELD marked a day fully dedicated to inspiring both women and men to push for change in the workplace.

Women Inspiring Emerging Leaders in Design: Key Lessons from the Conference

Female leaders “wielded” stories of empowerment, encouraging young architects to strive for equity & pay it forward Live reporting by Stephen Parker, a D.C.-based architect with Smith Group JJR, and the AIA’s Young Architects Forum Advocacy Director. “We stand on the shoulders of…
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The Architecture & Design Film Festival engages architects & design aficionados from Seoul to NYC.

From Seoul to NYC, Architecture & Design Film Fest seeks to inspire design-conscious crowds

“Good architecture opens up possibilities, makes life richer and deeper” – “Coast Modern” film The Architecture & Design Film Festival kicked off in New York this month, celebrating a curated selection of themed movies, events and discussions. It’s been nearly…
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1-on-1 with the entrepreneurial architect who founded Architecture & Design Film Festival

1-on-1 with the entrepreneurial architect who founded Architecture & Design Film Festival

Architecture & Design Film Festival Hits New York Nov. 1 – 5 “At the end of the day, if society has a better sense of architecture and design, then as architects and designers, we’ll make better design,” says the entrepreneurial…
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Architectural League's Beaux Arts Ball

Sweet Treat: Chocolate Warehouse Hosts “Alchemy” themed Beaux Arts Ball

Architectural League of NY’s Ball Transforms Cocoa Facility at Brooklyn Navy Yard What happens when you host an architecture and design party at a cocoa factory in Brooklyn? The Architectural League of New York decided to test-drive the idea, locating…
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White but not vanilla – design goes dimensional on ceilings, walls, shades, façades & museum exhibits

Architects & designers are texturing, sculpting, polishing, dusting & glazing white surfaces for a fresh approach While the cooling properties and classic versatility of white still beckon, architects and designers are rethinking how they treat white surfaces: texturing and sculpting them…
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"Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion," architect Thom Mayne told the crowd, quoting Muhammad Ali.

Architect Thom Mayne Makes Nod to Muhammad Ali to Push the Possible at LA’s A+D Museum

“Work begets work. Conceptual thinking begets conceptual thinking.”-Architect Thom Mayne Katherine Mills contributed reporting to this article. Renowned architect Thom Mayne, whose award-winning projects span the globe, knows a thing or two about the concept of “impossible.” To him, it’s…
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Albion Library features a mix of both TERRART Large and Baguette glazed and natural vertical tiles. Photos by Lisa Logan Photography.

NBK terracotta façades bring eye candy & sustainability to Albion Library

NBK terracotta façades bring style & sustainability to new library in Toronto Albion Library, tucked into an underprivileged neighborhood in Toronto, is wowing visitors with a unique exterior featuring five brightly-hued shades of terracotta. The friendly, colorful design by Perkins+Will features…
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Techstyle® Graphic Lattice pattern panels in Latte.

How experts pick ‘Color of the Year’ & advice on choosing what’s right for your project

Hues like Benjamin Moore’s “Shadow” can play as neutrals & complement other shades, inspiring designers & architects to add color & pattern to ceilings. Recently we talked to color experts at Benjamin Moore about the role color can play in design. They scour the world…
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Techstyle® Graphic ceiling panels: Large Branches Print in Concrete

Patterns Play With Your Psyche: Impact of adding color & surface design to ceiling plane

Colors and patterns change spatial perceptions and inspire reactions. Applied to the ceiling, graphics have the power to better balance the atmosphere of a room. As designers look up towards the ceiling as an underutilized plane for introducing inspiring, personalized…
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