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We select here the best Articles that we find around the blogosphere. We hope that you will enjoy them.
Today's archidose #148
By John - October 30th 2007
Mock-up of the rooftop louvers for the Art Institute of Chicago addition by Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
The Efficient Materials Trap
By Philip Proefrock - October 29th 2007
Efficient materials can sometimes seem to be the ideal path for green building. If we can find a way to more efficiently produce the materials we need to build our buildings, it would seem that we would be well on our way to reducing our impact on the planet....
By David Colman
Great design is like the Bill of Rights. We get so used to having it around, we don’t even think about it anymore. And as much as we might complain about what we don’t like, much of New York is fantastically thought-out. Street signs, dinner china, perfume bottles, sofa fabrics; we forget that, at some point, someone put serious effort into making the mundane beautiful.....
Work on New FSC Classroom Structure Begins
By Robin Williams Adam, The Ledger - October 27th 2007
... Architect Robert Stern, dean of the Yale School of Architecture and a Frank Lloyd Wright scholar, is designing the building. He also designed the Residential Life Center now under construction along Lake Hollingsworth....
Architecture in Africa: 'Lasting Foundations'
By Readexpress.com - October 26th 2007
THE SHOW ABOUT art and architecture is OK in "Lasting Foundations: The Art of Architecture in Africa," which runs through Jan. 13 at the National Building Museum.
Between the lines is a better show about time, the extreme tests of which, on these huts, houses, mosques and palaces found throughout Africa, have no parallel in a society that produces the Toll Brothers' Santa Barbara Foyer.
Green Building Elements: Building Controls
By Philip Proefrock - October 24th 2007
For all our technological advances, our buildings remain incredibly dumb constructions. Automobiles have multiple onboard computers that help maximize their performance and improve efficiency and coordinate the various systems....
Stuffy Irish Architects Complain About U2's Clarence Hotel
By Steve - October 23rd 2007
We've been working long hours lately and we desperately needed a good laugh. Thankfully, the gods answered our pleas in the form of this piece in Ireland's Independent paper: "Architect Survey Rejects U2 Hotel."...