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Presidential Libraries: Taking Stock as Obama Readies His Own

Paul Gunther | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Gunther

With the decision pending in just a couple of weeks on Library #14 for President #44, the binding force of these successive projects is the fact that there is not and never should be a single political narrative. Such shifting values rely instead on the bedrock of freedom to sustain the dynamic bonds of the social contract it upholds.

The 150 Best Ideas for Mini-Interiors

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.12.2015 | HuffPost Home
J. Michael Welton

How can one live comfortably in a small place? Not only is it possible, but also it can be done in style with clever ideas that adapt to the needs and lifestyle of the occupants of a given space.

At RISD, an Artisan Who's Now President

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.26.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

"One of the strengths of an artist is that if you learn to deal with ideas and systems and structures, it all contributes to leadership."

Finding Good Below Ground Zero

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

They've designed architectural spaces that don't necessarily tell the visitor all there is to feel or know. Instead, they invoke a visceral reaction -- for example, at the sight of a fire truck, crushed and shorn of its cab.

This Great Architect Achieved The Perfect Balance Between Tradition And Modernity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

Modern architecture produces truly innovative work: glittering, staggeringly tall buildings, opera houses that look like folded origami, even museums ...

Halfway (Or So)

Stanley Ely | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Stanley Ely

I am one who believes that there's merit in being satisfied halfway up the rungs on that ladder. This, I confess, may stem from my climbing that far at most in a late-day writing life.

Architecture at the End of the World

Lance Hosey | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green
Lance Hosey

The end is near! Or so it seems. In mid-March, a University of Maryland study concluded that civilization is racing toward collapse, due to extreme economic inequality and over-consumption of resources stretching the earth's carrying capacity.

PHOTOS: Architect Builds Amazing Tiny Home

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

When it comes to amazing architects, Pritzker Prize-winner Renzo Piano is up there with the greats. After all, he did design The Shard in London, Euro...

25 Architects To Follow On Instagram

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 08.28.2013 | Arts

(Originally published here) Last year, we published a post (one of our most popular of all time) on the four Apps that every architect should have ...

Why More Women in This Field Is Good for the Environment

Lance Hosey | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women
Lance Hosey

By virtually every measure, women are smarter about and better for the environment. How does this affect architecture?

The Best Advice For Young Architects

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts

By David Basulto (Read original story here) Since ArchDaily started, we have interviewed close to two hundred architects to understand the diversi...

PHOTOS: The Most Impressive Homes You Can Buy Now

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 06.04.2013 | HuffPost Home

These properties have designer cred and rarely come up for sale.

Why Modern Airports Have to Change

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.

PHOTOS: The World's Ugliest Skyscrapers

Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel

They spark our wanderlust, they inspire citizens and, occasionally, they stand as monuments to human ingenuity. But oftentimes skyscrapers also proudl...

Crusading Architects Out Asthma-Causing Building Materials With Online Initiative

ARTINFO | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts

Over a decade ago, when New York architect Peter Syrett and interior designer Chris Youssef were designing a cancer center for Brooklyn's Maimonides H...

Traffic Solutions for the Future

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

After decades of urban and suburban infrastructure designed by traffic engineers who've delivered tangled and ever-slowing meaning to the word oxymoron, Audi is turning to the architecture community for new solutions.

Warsaw Fires Architect Of Planned Art Museum

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts

WARSAW, Poland — Officials have fired the Swiss architect tapped to design an ambitious museum of modern art in Poland's capital, throwing the w...

Number Of Job Openings Hits Highest Level In Years

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of available jobs in the United States jumped in December to near a three-year high, supporting other data that show a b...

Moshe Safdie's New Crystal Bridges Museum Wows Viewers

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

For those familiar with the remote and quiet beauty of the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, the sudden appearance of the Crystal Bridges Museum of Americ...

PHOTOS: When Architects Design Christmas Trees

Tom Mallory | Posted 02.17.2012 | Arts
Tom Mallory

For architects, Christmas is that special time of the year when even they can afford to stop being rational for a while and indulge into some festive ...

Highlights From Frieze 2011

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Frieze Art Fair showcases the best and most innovative contemporary art from around the world - and this year represented over 170 galleries. From tho...

Rod Kurtz

Scott Spector, Spector Group: 27 Million and Counting | Rod Kurtz | Posted 07.27.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Pritzker Prize Winner Announced

AP | By JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, whose buildings are praised for their careful use of natural materials and their unexpecte...

Top 10 Computer-Designed Buildings

Adel Zakout | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
Adel Zakout

The advent of the industrial revolution, mass production and large-scale manufacturing industries during the last two centuries has had a revolutionar...

So Long McMansions: Houses of the Future Are Tiny, Mobile and Fast (SLIDESHOW)

Damaris Colhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Damaris Colhoun

The recession squeezed the housing market -- and not just in terms of value. As prices dropped and belts tightened, architects were left to imagine a more efficient place to call home.