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“Freespace” Venice Architecture Biennale Opens

"An occasion to celebrate the best of creative practice" –Yesomi Umolu Architects, designers and industry journalists from around the world convened in Venice for the press preview opening of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale during the last week of May....
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10 Cool Things to Experience at NYCxDesign’s Design Pavilion

From free design talks to installations, here's a roundup of the best of the Design Pavilion   Author: Jake Frisbee Come check out 2018 Design Week in the heart of Times Square, anchored by architecture and design activity in the...
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Pratt students disrupt take-out food container design at NYCxDESIGN in exhibit on sustainability

Students propose improvements to materials + forms of single-use packaging for delivery food     For New York’s public design event, NYCxDESIGN, Pratt Institute students created the “Future of Take- Out,” an exhibit on waste reduction that envisions innovative re-thinks…
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Albion Library Wins Top Ten COTE Award Celebrating Best in ‘Great Design + Great Performance’

The Library as a Walled Garden: How the COTE-award-winning Albion Library is helping its neighbors   Public libraries like Toronto’s award-winning Albion District Library are built to serve the communities that surround them, and in this case, a rainbow terracotta…
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Design Pavilion’s hub of design conversations + installations takes over Times Square

  NYCxDesign Week’s free architecture events + installations expected to draw 3M visitors In mid-May, NYCxDESIGN, the annual public design event, is taking over Times Square with a Design Pavilion offering free programming that’s bringing design to the public eye….
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Bryony Roberts Studio | Primo Piano, The American Academy, Rome. Credit: Bryony Roberts

2018 Architectural League Prize Winners Address ‘Objectivity’ in Prestigious Design Competition

Exhibit of winning designs by young architects + designers on view in NYC during AIA For thirty-seven years, The Architectural League of New York has prompted young architects and designers to reflect on an annual theme and submit architectural portfolios…
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Central Saint Giles, designed by Renzo Piano, sets new facade standards with colorful NBK terracotta.

From High-Gloss to Hyper-Pigmented: The New Ways Architects Are Using Terracotta Façades

Architizer + NBK Terracotta explain the ins and outs of designing with terracotta Terracotta, an ancient building material once suited to adorn the Babylonians’ palaces and temples, is a buzzworthy, customizable and durable façade option. Architizer describes the long, sustainable…
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Key takeaways from the Architectural Digest Design Show

Takeaways from the Architectural Digest Design Show: Wood, Light + Objects

Inspired designs that caught our eyes at the AD Design Show Spring rings in a steady season of design and architecture tradeshows and events including the ICFF, BKLYN Designs and WantedDesign shows in New York, the Dwell on Design fair…
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Shells have stiffness because of their shape, so they’re very efficient and can achieve very light and delicate structures.

Form Follows Function: The Beauty of Structural Shells with SOM Engineer Toby Mitchell

This article is part of our coverage of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a curated series of design exhibits across the Windy City that make up North America’s largest architecture festival. The exhibit “SOM: engineering X [art + architecture],” presented the…
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For the concourse, Hunter Douglas custom engineered a metal ceiling panel system.

Call It a Comeback: Inside Downtown Detroit’s New Little Caesars Arena

HOK designs new game-day experience with fan amenities, custom elements & “the Via” The grand opening of Little Caesars Arena, a sophisticated $863 million sports facility designed by HOK, continues to signal an era of economic growth and an energetic…
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