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T2 retail shop / General Design

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  • Architects: General Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  99
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2009

Mountain Research / General Design

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Minamisaku District, Japan
  • Architects: General Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  261
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2008

House in Sakurajyosui / General Design

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Suginami, Japan
  • Architects: General Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  121
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2008

AD College Guide: CAED at CalPoly San Luis Obispo

The economy is an issue on everyone’s mind and has been since the Crash of 2008. People around the world are cognizant of global issues precisely because we have all finally realized that nations do not and cannot behave as independent economic entities. The multiple economic crises reverberate through economies on all continents. 

Given this situation, professionals in the architecture field—practitioners, teachers, and writers—have each tried to address the subject in meaningful ways that acknowledge the hardships while reassuring their colleagues and potential students that, eventually, things will be alright.

La Baldufa Kindergarten / ONL Arquitectura

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Olesa de Montserrat, Spain

Huis aan ‘t laar / 51N4E

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Zoersel, Belgium

Usagui Teahouse / Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio

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G1 House / Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos

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Guayllabamba, Ecuador
  • Architects: Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos: Gabriel Rivera, Cristina Vargas
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012

3m Italia Headquarters / Mario Cucinella Architects

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House in Blacksod Bay / Tierney Haines Architects

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Mayo, Ireland

Drents Archive / Zecc Architecten

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  • Architects: Zecc Architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  3300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012

Arteology / Atelier 37.2

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  • Architects: Atelier 37.2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012

Two Degrees of Separation, Part 2: Architects Must Lead on Climate Change

Last week I asked how architecture can ramp up its efforts to do all it can to help limit climate change. Sandy is a turning point. It will take action on the part of the profession and its members to make this turning point meaningful. Turning points are easily forgotten after the panels have been convened and the articles written. The vicarious thrill of crisis abates and everyone returns to business as usual, feeling better for having contributed to the discussion. If we listen to the scientists, we must not lose that sense of crisis and we must do more.

Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics / Mata y Asociados

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Salamanca, Spain
  • Architects: Mata y asociados: Euroestudios, A2V ingenieros
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2010

Planter House / no.555

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  • Architects: No.555
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  188
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012

AD Architecture College Guide: Domus Academy

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If there is one characteristic that defines “architecture” it is innovation. And if by innovative, you think responsive, then  Domus Academy certainly qualifies. It was started by Maria Grazia Mazzocchi, daughter of Domus Magazine founder, Gianni Mazzocchi after people kept writing letters asking her to start a design school. And in 1983, she did just that. 

For the basics, the school is very clear. Your accreditation comes from an affiliation with the University of Wales, in Cardiff, UK, which is awarded upon completing 180 Master’s level credits. And you also receive a Diploma Supplement from them which proves that you have a degree that is equivalent to major universities across the globe. And it’s sited in Milan, which if one is interested in Italian design, is an ideal locale. It’s a one year program, so it doesn’t require the extensive 2- and 3-year commitments that many programs across the world demand. It will cost a similar amount, however, at €23,790 Euro. But the best aspect of that admittedly large tuition fee is that it is for a single year—11 months to be exact. That means one can immediately begin searching for a job to pay off what is, after all is said and done, a relatively small student loan compared to average ones that are three times that size. There are also unrestricted scholarships available that defray costs from between 20%-50%. And in case you’re wondering, classes are taught in English. 

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House rehabilitation in Bellaterra / YLab

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Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  • Architects: YLAB Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  442
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012

The Indicator: Two Degrees of Separation

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“…clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.”

Carl Sagan, The Demon Haunted World

Hurricane Sandy painfully clarified the deadly implications of climate change. In fact, the superstorm was so forceful as a reminder of just what climate change means in real terms that it played a decisive role in the presidential election. 

Here in the US, the issue defines political divides. A recent Pew Research Center survey shows 85% of Democrats believe climate change is a scientific fact, while only 48% of Republicans believe so. Another poll shows 68% of Americans believing climate change is a serious problem and 38% believing it is a very serious problem.

The impact of Sandy may have played a role in bumping these numbers up but there is still no slam dunk on the issue when roughly 30% of the population still believes climate change is not real. For those of you outside the US this is your cue to roll your eyes and say, Stupid Americans. 

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