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Equity by Design Workshop at the AIA National Convention

Equity by Design Workshop at the AIA National Convention

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At this years AIA Nation Convention to be held in Atlanta, Rosa Sheng and friends will be holding a half-day workshop inspired by the sold-out 2014 symposium, Equity by Design: Knowledge, Discussion, Action!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- Unité d’Habitation

Pictures of the Week- Unité d’Habitation

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The Unité d’habitation is the name of a modernist residential housing design principle developed by Le Corbusier, with the collaboration of painter-architect Nadir Afonso.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Process: The Saratoga House

Process: The Saratoga House

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The Saratoga House, one of our current projects at Mark English Architects, first began its design development over two years ago. Understanding that having a new home designed and built is a big commitment, our clients wanted to take some time before making the final decision to move forward with the project.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- Modern Marseille

Pictures of the Week- Modern Marseille

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Marseille is the second largest city in France after Paris and the centre of the third largest metropolitan area in France after Paris and Lyon.  In recent years, exciting new architecture has been woven into the ancient fabric of the city.   Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- Fountains of the Inca

Pictures of the Week- Fountains of the Inca

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One of the most spectacular examples of Inca hydraulic engineering is the “Stairway of Fountains,” built sometime after 1450 at the city of Machu Picchu. The fountains supplied the city’s inhabitants with clean, fresh water.

Monday, February 16, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- Inca Salt Springs

Pictures of the Week- Inca Salt Springs

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Since pre-Inca times, salt has been obtained in Maras by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream.

Friday, February 13, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Façade Studies: Atherton House

Façade Studies: Atherton House

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In our previous post, we discussed the importance of the continued practice of hand-making physical models and the role it has in aiding the architectural design process and allowing for a deeper understanding of the project. In this post we discuss the ways in which 3D rendering technology has opened up a world of possibility for design exploration and visual communication.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans

Pictures of the Week- Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans

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The Saline Royale (Royal Saltworks) is a historical building at Arc-et-Senans in the department of Doubs, eastern France. It is next to the Forest of Chaux and about 35 kilometers from Besançon. The architect was Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736–1806), a prominent Parisian architect of the time.

Monday, February 09, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- La Tourette

Pictures of the Week- La Tourette

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Sainte Marie de La Tourette is a Dominican Order priory on a hillside near Lyon, France designed by architects Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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