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Let’s get right to the point. Property in Australia doesn’t come for cheap. As some of you might already know, even though it is a huge continent, most of the population lives only on the coast. And land in those...
By David Erik Chase, AIA, NCARB, LEED®GA @ chasearchitect-aep.com It can happen to any entrepreneur in any design profession, however, due to licensing requirements, contractual responsibilities, and client-owner expectations, a licensed architect is particularly at risk for liability claims.  How can...
Washington, DC (May 1, 2018)—The factories may be gone, but millennials are flocking to affordable, once-industrial cities like Baltimore, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. Areas like Cleveland’s University Circle and Washington Avenue in St. Louis are throbbing with energy and excitement....
Washington, DC (January 10, 2018)—Transportation is on the cusp of revolutionary change. With electric, automated, and shared vehicles no longer imaginings of a distant future, we have the potential to create a dream transportation system: one that reduces traffic...
Washington, DC (March 29, 2018)—In 1988, before he was an internationally-renowned urban design expert, Mikael Colville-Andersen was hit by a car while crossing the street. Witnesses were convinced he couldn’t have survived, but fortunately the then-student sustained only minor...
“Supported by urban histories and incisively presented data, Christof Spieler sets the rules of engagement for effective transit and offers a roadmap for achieving it.” —Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates; former NYC Transportation Commissioner Washington, DC (September 28, 2018)—What are the...
Washington, DC (July 2, 2018)—Around the world, countries marvel at the Netherland’s impressive cycling culture and infrastructure while an insidious “that would never work here” attitude prevents real change from happening. But the Dutch overcame many of the same...
Washington, DC (October 18, 2018)—Thought leader David Orr wrote, “If our industrial civilization was entered into an intergalactic design competition, it would be tossed out in the qualifying round.” In The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing the Creative Potential of...
“Has there ever been a smarter, more illuminating, jargon-free, and deeply useful guide to making more sociable, healthy, prosperous, charming neighborhoods, towns, and cities?” — Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland and host of public radio's Studio 360 “What a tour de...
Over the past couple of years, drones have caught the attention of the masses. Everyone wants a drone, even if they don’t know what they want it for. But that doesn’t mean that they’re useless. One of the main uses...
Google Maps is by far the most used and most influential software used daily by millions of people to plan out their commutes. These routes often encompass small walkways and paths which might create problems for people who are...
Well, any parent aware of the recent trends in brain-building activities may have noticed a significant rise in the popularity of LEGO bricks and similar construction toys. A lot of educators are steadily made aware of the learning opportunities that...
Premise  War is the most serious reason for causing the damage to both artificial and natural landscape. Syria, one of the oldest civilizations in the world is entering it’s another year of debilitating violence at a moment of geopolitical flux....
Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views of the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. We are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on...
To most people, technology is a welcome generator of opportunity, expanding the possibilities of everyday life — but not everyone feels that way. Some view it more dispassionately, even considering it an annoyance and a reminder of everything it...
Developing a sound, academically credible architecture essay requires you to take an in-depth, invested look into the industry. Whether you're an architecture student or expert, you know that architecture is about more than just designing landscapes and buildings. It's...
Taking bustling chaos of the Venice Biennial as its cue, the firm experimented with scale and proportion until — after much prototyping — they were left with a scaled down, minimal retreat embedded within Venice's Time Space Existence exhibition.  The video...
Don't we all take bathrooms for granted? The normal, able bodied, young men and women among us, rarely give a second thought to a bathroom, let alone a first. In some parts of the world where a private place...

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