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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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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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Archaeology of the Perverse: Damien Hirst at Punta della Dogana

Archaeology of the Perverse: Damien Hirst at Punta della Dogana

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Is “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” really the most expensive artistic flop in living memory, or are these art critics missing the real point?

Image: Mark English Architects

Monday, December 11, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue

Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue

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A correspondent from Mars visits the Monterey Design Conference. Who are these strange creatures called “architects”? Architects possess a unique language and culture all their own – a purpose and a place in the world.

Images: Mark English Architects and Sou Fujimoto

Monday, November 20, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Portuguese Modern: An Architectural Tour

Portuguese Modern: An Architectural Tour

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“The Paula Rego House is all about form. The mechanical systems are so integrated with the building that they’re invisible.”

Image: Mark English Architects

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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