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Inspired by nature’s cellular architectures via 3D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3D-printed materials. Inspired by natural cellular structures, researchers at Harvard and MIT have developed a new method to 3D print materials with independently tunable macro-and microscale porosity using a ceramic foam ink. Their approach could be used to ...

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Getty Acquires Gehry Archives

The Getty Research Institute recently announced the acquisition of a major archive of the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. The Frank Gehry Papers cover more than thirty years of his singular career and includes comprehensive material on some of his best-known projects. The acquisition is part purchase and part ...

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Illumination of the West Coast’s Tallest Building

Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles is now the tallest building on the West Coast, edging out San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower by a mere 30 feet. It rises 73 stories ...

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Crossing Millions of Colors on the Nhat Tan Bridge

As of this summer, Millions of colors now illuminate the Nhat Tan Bridge in Hanoi, transforming it into a magical work of art. Philips Lighting partnered with the Sun Group to install their cloud-based lighting management system, which can create a staggering 16.7 million ...

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Building Architecture on the Beach

New York-based sculptor, Calvin Seibert, is known for turning beaches into galleries for the Brutalist architecture. Not your typical sandcastles, those by artist Calvin Seibert are modern, geometric structures whose designs express elements of Brutalism*, Modernism and Constructivism. The chunky, non-ornamental buildings made of sand ...

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Ordinary Things Become Magical and Wondrous – Shih Chieh Huang

Shih Chieh Huang combines his longstanding fascination with technology and the materials of modern life to transform mundane manufactured objects into novel and remarkably complex sculptural forms. Huang elevates circuit building, transistor rewiring, and other hardware operations into an art that connects not only with our senses but ...

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Pantone-like Building in Paris

Designed by French architecture group Périphériques, the atrium of the Jussieu University of Paris is a brilliant splash of colors that answers the question of how it would feel to walk through a Pantone book. With each floor being color coded with pastel shades, the colors end up serving as ...

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Model Buildings Brought to Life

“Stagecraft: Models and Photos” recently was on display at Columbia University. It was commissioned by The Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Columbia GSAPP). Stagecraft explored the synergy between architectural models and photography and the ...

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MoMA Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

Marking the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth on June 8, 1867, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition that critically engages his multifaceted practice. Now through October, MoMA celebrates the legend. Wright was one of the most prolific and renowned architects ...

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