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Calling for an Architecture That Connects Us to Our Bodies

Common\Edge started an email correspondence with Dr. Nikos A. Salingaros a couple of months ago, that began with a complaint about the diminishing spatial abilities of young architects.
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For architects, Trump’s wall reveals as much as it promises to close off

Walls that divide one country, or one ideology, from another are like that. We think of them as being pinned along an edge by necessity
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Finally, Boston architecture gets its act together

Boston may finally be getting a dose of good architecture. It’s coming from an unlikely source: a luxury residential developer
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"MIPIM is one big performance with the purpose of speaking cities into existence"

Is it possible to speak buildings into being? The exhibitors at annual property fair MIPIM may try, but they need to come up with far more extreme fictions, says Sam Jacob in his latest Opinion column. “The beginning, as every one knows, is of supreme importance in everything, and particularly in the founding and building of a city,” so says

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Classical architecture makes us happy. So why not build more of it?

The key to a happy life, it’s been discovered, is living near to Georgian architecture and a Waitrose …
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Vikings Stadium: Reflector of Light, Murderer of Birds

The Minnesota Vikings’ new football stadium is a beautiful example of contemporary architecture … unless you are a bird
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‘Architecture of Independence’ in Africa’s Fast-Growing Cities

“Architecture of Independence — African Modernism” is a captivating study of the development of modernist building in five African countries
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All under one roof: how malls and cities are becoming indistinguishable

Suburban malls may be a dying breed, but in cities from New York to Hong Kong, new malls are thriving by seamlessly blending into the urban fabric
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The Nine-Step Architectural Beauty Detox Plan

Early 21st century architecture resembles 18th century opera with starry soloists impressing audiences with their stylings and ornamentations …
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Planning for the Worst

Disaster is an opportunity — with the need to escape comes a potential fresh start.
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