How One Art Exhibit Challenged the SF Housing Crisis Head On

  The housing crisis in San Francisco has hardly gone unnoticed. Rents are astronomical, available properties are scarce, and homelessness is at a record high. As a result, scores of illegal secondary units have popped up across the city. One solution has been under everyone’s nose the whole time, according to Gregory Hurcomb for Architect’s […]

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Expert Interview with Colin McCrate Of Seattle Urban Farm Company On Urban Farming

According to a study conducted by Mission 2014, 20% of the world’s undernourished population lives in cities. This is in spite of the fact that in New York City alone, there are 5000 usable acres for urban agriculture. A single community garden of 9 raised beds and 10 round planters can produce 250 pounds of […]

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Airstream to Archisteam: VT Architects Mobile Ed Center

  The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been all about education these days, and the AIA Vermont chapter is taking that message on the road in a mobile education center. From an old, 1969 Airstream to a newly outfitted Archistream, this project hopes to educate the public – and everyone else involved – along […]

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Seattle Develops a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Park

It’s been nearly 50 years since the untimely death of rock legend, Jimi Hendrix. And now, after four years of planning, the city of Seattle is moving ahead with design and development of The Jimi Hendrix Park. No ordinary outdoor space, this tribute to the man is set to include elements for everyone. Whether you’re […]

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Can Architecture be a Responsive, Living Thing?

Architecture has changed so much just in recent years. Large strides have been made toward more efficient design with less waste and less reliance on fossil fuels. But what might you say about a building that’s alive? And what is life, anyway? Minimizing waste isn’t the same as being alive. But what about a building […]

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University of Miami Gets a New School of Architecture Building

It’s long overdue, according to many observers. But some also say that the new University of Miami School of Architecture design studio building isn’t shaping up to be what anyone had expected. Still, hopes are high. And if nothing else, everyone is excited about a new, more modern place to study and work. Critics are […]

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Experimental Architecture will Shape the Future

Architecture finds a need and designs a building or structure or even a community to suit it. In generations past, that has meant anything from sticking with what’s solid, dependable and works, to creating from the innovative side for something different and better. But is it really different if the only thing new about it […]

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Expert Interview with Kevin Patel Of Signature Automation On Learning Automation

“We put a plan of attack together that delves into the technology solutions that are best suited for our client and the steps that are required to implement these solutions. Much of this work is done early on in our projects. Once we have this understanding in place, we begin the execution phase where we […]

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A Renewed NYC Tax Exemption Has Housing Advocates Up in Arms

  Enormous tax breaks for the enormously wealthy might make some people cringe, but if they fall under legislation that’s already in place, what’s the problem? The problem is that the New York legislation in question, known as 421-a, was designed to promote affordable housing in the city. And unfortunately, multi-million-dollar condos can hardly be […]

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A New Architectural Design Built for Young Entrepreneurs

  Young, new business owners have a lot on their plate. There are the business startup costs, and then running the business is an ongoing and expensive concern. Factor in personal expenses, particularly housing, and you’ve got a heavy burden for up-and-coming entrepreneurs to bear. Those are the concerns that Arquidromo architects factored into the […]

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