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  • A Quieter City through Design and Architecture Ever thought that the sounds surrounding you are an "ear-sore"? The New York Times architecture critic Kimmelman agrees with you. He recently published a neat little piece titled " Dear Architects:...

  • I'm trying to promote Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) and Energy Improvement Mortgages(EIM) as a no-extra-cost way to improve energy efficiency, both in terms of bring new construction further than code and in improving existing housing, but haven't...

  • How Non-Profits Shape Cities This week we had "Giving Tuesday", big money for renewable energy promised by Gates, Bezos and Zuckerberg in Paris, international mayors promised 10% of their budgets towards resilience, Facebook founder Zuckerberg...

  • We are accepting submissions now, but the deadline is coming soon! Registration payment and project materials must be received by 5:00 pm EST / 2:00 pm PST on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten...

  • Water Wars and the City Why should city residents care about water? You turn the faucet on and out it comes, what is there to be concerned about? Worrying about water is for those with wells, those in the desert, farmers or shoreline residents...

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  • Scientists predict that extreme meteorological events are becoming more frequent and destructive. For instance late last year, Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded in the world so far, decimated central island cities in the Philippines....

  • Read original article here . (Image by SXC) Our bodies are covered in skin that helps protect and regulate our internal temperature levels. In a similar fashion, a building’s envelope protects its internal functions and acts as a transitional...

  • Reflecting on one of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Repositioning themes, “Innovate” inspires ideas on building a better world. It brings to mind a new blog series called “ Building as Unusual ” by Geekie-Award-winning ...

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  • ( View original article at the Coverings Blog ) Ceramic tile has been a popular building material for over 4,000 years. It played a prominent role in the history of building construction from the oldest pyramids in Egypt to the tile mosaics...

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