design

Smart cities and animated architecture

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Flip the Media, as part of its South by Southwest coverage, highlights several panels that discussed how…

The hidden history of African modernism

Between 1957 and 1966, almost two-thirds of all African nations declared independence from their colonial rulers, ready to cast off nearly a century of imperial hierarchy by forging new social structures…

Museum marvels and bike-lane battles

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Condé Nast Traveler offers its top picks for the most beautiful museums in the world, with a…

Timber and paper

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Newsweek profiles the Portland skyline and the city’s brewing construction revolution. 2. designboom highlights Zupagrafika‘s pre-cut, recycled…

Build and destroy

1. World Architecture News profiles the ten-story timber-framed condominium proposed for Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood. 2. The Architect’s Newspaper features Le Petite Architecte‘s online game where players become architectural interns tasked with “improving” Le Corbusier’s…