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An Urban Experiment in Northwest Arkansas

An Urban Experiment in Northwest Arkansas

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There’s a bold plan afoot to transform Bentonville, AR from a rural business hub into an international, cosmopolitan destination. (Image is from one of the competition winners, Kevin Daly Architects)

Friday, July 06, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Structural-Architectural Integration

Structural-Architectural Integration

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Using 3D visualization tools and other methods, one design team worked out a cost saving of $220K without sacrificing the building’s structural integrity.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Arcosanti: Why?

Arcosanti: Why?

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“It’s legendary within urban planning and architecture as a utopian idea… and yet it seemed sad. A failed experiment. It’s romantically inspired, but It’s not an appropriate response to the climate. Unlike the original Pueblo settlements, it’s not self-sufficient.” (Images: Mark English)

– Mark English, AIA

Thursday, June 07, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Minnesota Street Project: Ecosystem for the Arts

Minnesota Street Project: Ecosystem for the Arts

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“If we don’t do something soon, there won’t be an arts community in San Francisco at all. It’ll become a city of millionaires and homeless people.”

– Andy Rappaport, co-founder

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Cannabis Developers Threaten Affordable Housing

Cannabis Developers Threaten Affordable Housing

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“How would buildings full of plants and a few caretakers help to create a lively urban context? People not plants!”

– Mark English, AIA

Monday, March 26, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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AIA Small Firm Exchange: Team-Building in Louisville

AIA Small Firm Exchange: Team-Building in Louisville

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“There’s a growing awareness at national level that small-firm architects are more than just residential. We’re valuable to the profession.”

– Chyanne Husar, architect, 2018 SFx Chair

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Why is Art Better than Tech?

Why is Art Better than Tech?

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Could art help people to act as “disruptive innovators” and “agents of change” in a different kind of way? Gary Hutton: “Any fool with enough money can buy a Ferrari.”

(Photo: Matthew Millman)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Gary Hutton: Becoming an Art Collector

Gary Hutton: Becoming an Art Collector

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“Start by educating yourself. Art should make you think, shake you up, see the world differently. Building the next great widget is a laudable task… But art speaks to the soul rather than the pocketbook.”

(Photo: Matthew Millman)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Carlo Scarpa: A Tactile Experience

Carlo Scarpa: A Tactile Experience

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A visit to a former Olivetti showroom in Venice, now a museum, yields new insights into Scarpa’s unique genius.

Image: Mark English Architects

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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