Learn Better – Rephrasing Education Through Architecture

Premise  Children are sent to school with the best intention, with the belief that formal education is the road to a happy lifestyle. Meticulously, parents...

Stowa Antea | Legendary Bauhaus Design Under the Microscope

If we delved a little into the history of chronometry, we would notice that the world never stopped perfecting the ancient art of watchmaking...

2nd Universal Light Surfaces | How Unios Is Driving the Importance...

After launching Universal Light to success in September 2018, Australian lighting designer, Unios have published the second edition of the educational lighting-based magazine. The...

31 of the Most Inspiring Japanese Zen Gardens in the World

A calm sense of serenity, along with an abject desire for meditation, inner discovery, and spirituality, is what best defines Zen gardens. Inspired by the...

Life After Carbon | The Next Global Transformation of Cities

Washington, DC (August 24, 2018)—A new urban model is emerging worldwide to address the realities of climate change. Cities today produce 70 percent of...

The Heart of the City | Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a...

Washington, DC (May 7, 2019)—As long as downtowns thrive, we can be certain of a prosperous and thrilling future for the American city. Some...

Design as Democracy | Techniques for Collective Creativity

Washington, DC (November 15, 2017)—For decades, collaborative design has helped enliven neighborhoods and promote racial, economic, and social justice. But in an era marked...

Beyond Mobility | Planning Cities for People and Places

Washington, DC (November 20, 2017)—Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming...

Resilience for All | Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design

Washington, DC (April 18, 2018)—Town halls and other traditional methods of community engagement are failing vulnerable communities, where power imbalances, structural racism, and classism...

The Community Resilience Reader | Essential Resources for an Era of...

Washington, DC (September 12, 2017)—Resilience is often conflated with climate change adaptation and infrastructure, but this oversimplification may be limiting our ability to overcome...

Design for Good | A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

Washington, DC (August 31, 2017)—Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a question of aesthetics; they literally shape our ideas about...

Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise – Green and Gray Strategies

Washington, DC (November 20, 2018)—The memory of devastating flooding from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Florence, and other disasters are fresh in our nation’s...

Plastic Soup | An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

Washington, DC (March 8, 2019)—Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make,...

Designing Climate Solutions – A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy

Washington, DC (November 1, 2018)—With the effects of climate change already upon us, the need to cut global greenhouse gas emissions is nothing less...

Twenty Years of Life By Suzanne Bohan

Why the Poor Die Earlier and How to Challenge Inequity Washington, DC (April 18, 2018)— In Twenty Years of Life, award-winning health journalist Suzanne Bohan...

10 Best Laptop for Architects and Designers

Both architects and architectural students need to make quick, frequent trips between the site of construction, the designing studio, your school,  and of course,...

Revolution!? by Lars Hesselgren, Director of Research at PLP Architecture

Lars Hesselgren is a leading researcher and academic in architecture and urbanism. His research in PLP Labs focuses on the technologies that underpin design...

How to Repaint a Fireclay Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

Few years back, painting old or scratched fireclay farmhouse sinks seemed unimaginable. Still, this may come as a surprise to many people. There are...

“Ars et Ingenium – Toward Leonardo da Vinci’s Legacy of Similitude...

Dialogue through art amongst people with different cultural backgrounds has been one of the fundamental principles of Florence Biennale since its foundation, a new...

The Rise of Barndominiums and Why You Should Buy One

Hearing the word “barndominium” can be enough to throw you into the void of confusion, especially if you’re not familiar with the various types...