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‘Downright Heavenly’ Light Shines from Dome at High Point’s Markor Art Center: 360-Degrees of Motorized Hunter Douglas Architectural Shades Manage Light Control

Light control plays central role in this High Point furniture showroom building designed by Freeman Kennett Architects By Zoë Zellers “A furniture showroom is a lot like a museum,” says Peter Freeman, of Freeman Kennett Architects. He explains that similar…
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Emerging Professional Honor Award Winner Stephen Parker Catches up With the Next Generation of Designers at AIAS FORUM

For the rising tide of young designers, this year’s Contra-themed AIAS Forum challenged contrasting beliefs, contradictory approaches, and controversial topics of discussion in architectural practice and education.    By Stephen Parker, AIA NCARB LEED AP BD+C, Architect + Planner, SmithGroup Editor’s Note:…
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Hunter Douglas Architectural Window Shade Components Transformed into Fashion at IIDA's Stitch

Hunter Douglas Architectural Window Shade Components Transformed into Award-Winning Fashion at IIDA Stitch Runway Show

Unispace designers partner with Hunter Douglas Architectural to create a surreal fashion ensemble made of window shade elements By Zoë Zellers A team of designers from Unispace collaborated with Hunter Douglas Architectural to transform window shade components into a stunning,…
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2018 AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference: Building Leaders

From student leader to design advocate: AIAS alum Stephen Parker shares his journey Editor’s Note: Architect and planner Stephen Parker, AIA NCARB LEED AP BD+C, based out of SmithGroup’s D.C. offices, is an architect, planner, community designer and advocate who...
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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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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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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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The Biennial's opening week party

Historic Chicago Cultural Center anchors Chicago Architecture Biennial

1-on-1 with Jamey Lundblad, CMO of Chicago’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs & Special Events During the four-month run of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Chicago Cultural Center has housed the main exhibition, with architectural models, sketches, and historic photographs. Beneath the Center’s…
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