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Sharjah Architecture Triennial

Architecture Reckons with the Future at the First Sharjah Architecture Triennial

  The first Sharjah Architecture Triennial, titled Rights of Future Generations and curated by Adrian Lahoud, opened last month and runs until February 2020....
View of St Peter’s Square, Vatican City. Credit: Ioannis Syrigos

Saint Peter’s Basilica: A Magnificent Renaissance Icon

Nothing speaks of greatness as much as the Renaissance period does. Filled with grandeur, classical elements, magnificence, and elegance, this artistic and architectural...
In Beatriz Colomina's X-Ray Architecture, the Metaphor Escapes Control

In Beatriz Colomina’s X-Ray Architecture, the Metaphor Escapes Control

In X-Ray Architecture, historian Beatriz Colomina argues, among other things, that treatment centers like Alvar and Aino Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium (1933) supplied modern...
Vectorworks BIM Software Helps this Architecture Firm Make a Big Impact

Vectorworks BIM Software Helps this Architecture Firm Make a Big Impact

Sponsored by:   “I think my team appreciates that their best talents are being put to use designing and not hacking away doing drawings and...
Evolving Architecture

Aesthetica Magazine – Evolving Architecture

“Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together.” Ludwig Mies der Rohe’s (1886-1969) quote is a fitting entry point to Susie...
social equity

What is the Social Impact of Sustainable Architecture?

Panelists discussing social impact included Tracy Backus, Director Sustainable Programs, Teknion; Rand Ekman, Principal and Chief Sustainability Officer, HKS; Angie Brooks, Principal, Brooks...
Detail of one of the eleven arches of the Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge (caocao191 / Adobe Stock)

Depth and Beauty: Grand Vizier’s Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic’s Bridge

The Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is considered to be one of the most remarkable in the world. It...
Let There be Shade: A PoMo Church Looks to Gothic Architecture and Algorithms to Solve its Solar Problem

Let There be Shade: A PoMo Church Looks to Gothic Architecture and Algorithms to...

Eleven thousand glass panes make up Christ Cathedral, which opened 40 years ago. Initially, only a thin reflective coating shielded congregants from the...
Thomas Jefferson's Democratic Architecture Concealed Enslaved Labor

Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic Architecture Concealed Enslaved Labor

William Goodacre, Capitol of Richmond, Virginia, 1830s. Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Tunstall Courtesy Chrysler Museum of Art Thomas Jefferson may have carefully studied the...

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