Architecture mirrors society's aspirations and beliefs, and represents its attempts to master the land -- to tame the elements and shape geography to suit itself. The sacred earth and stone mountains of early civilizations have given way to landscapes of steel... [more]

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This Design Arts feature is a collection of posts of forward architecture at a pivotal time in our culture. These posts explore the question: How do you engage in experimental design at a time of economic contraction? From Zoe Rollers piece on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, which reports on a type of development that is largely stalled in the U.S. and Europe, it posits a model based on virtually unlimited budgets coupled with a determined and specific cultural agenda. Will these fantastical structures come to embody failure or success for architecture? My posts are examples of widely different strategies for keeping architectural research viable within a successful practice. Kengo Kuma's Tea House, although completed before the world economic collapse, demonstrates
The goal of urban planning is to improve the functionality of a city. It is a goal that can be quantified, measured and accomplished to varying degrees. People and freight will move more quickly, density will be higher or lesser,
One of my greatest regrets in life is that I missed the golden age of World's Fairs by about a century. I would mope around the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and read The Devil in the White City
The bubble of journalistic interest in the United Arab Emirates that grew perilously large in the past few years seems to have popped pretty abruptly. Since Dubai generated most of the interest (most of it puritan disapproval mixed with veiled envy),

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    A freestanding wall with a hidden pull-out cantilevered gate of fir strips to divide a living space from a home office. Designed to intersect and complement the linear design of a bookcase/display wall.
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Name Your Favorite Bridge. But Don't Jump From It.

Ponte Rotto in Rome, Italy
Posted over 5 years ago by Anomie
Bandra Worli Sea link, Mumbai
Posted over 5 years ago by Raheema Begum
Golden Gate Bridge
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oresund bridge....
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Brooklyn Bridge
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