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  • An Architectural Ode to Joy in Hamburg There is little that that the Second Avenue subway line in New York and the new concert hall Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg have in common. Except that both projects were recently completed after decades...

  • If you think of architecture as urban and agriculture as rural, you will have classified the two phyla of a Built Domain containing shelter, movement open space, and life support divisions. The Built Domain is habitat for a species that is capable...

  • The floor area ratio FAR is a zoning regulation originally created to protect public health, safety, and welfare from excessive construction in urban areas. It is a project measurement equal to gross building area divided by gross land area in square...

  • Mr. Hosack's fine, lucid and thoughtful essay addresses an area of our country few devoted urbanists take time to study, to ponder, to embrace fully--rural America. Thank you Mr. Hosack William M. Singer, ------------------------------ William...

  • The 28 winning projects of the 2016 Faith & Form/IFRAA awards program for religious architecture and art are on the Faith & Form website: http://faithandform.com/feature/2016-awards-program/ Faith & Form ...

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  • In a similar fashion as the leading international sporting events, the Olympic Games that alternate with the Summer and Winter Games, the architecture world has its own version embodied in the Venice Architecture Biennale . As with the Summer Game,...

  • What would you do if you found yourself with an abandoned airport on 1000 acres of formerly beautiful land surrounded on three sides by a fjord---AND it's on the outskirts of a city which also happens to have a housing shortage? If you're the city...

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  • COD members who attend the Norway conference in June will be treated to an in-person overview of current work there but for those who can't wait, or who can't attend, one of the best resources online is Architecture Norway, the NAL's (the Norwegian...

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  • We'll be visiting the Rundeskogen housing designed by Helen & Hard on the Stavanger segment of COD's upcoming Norway conference in June. COD Chair Jim Childress says, "It makes you look at everything differently afterwards. They're pushing the...

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  • This past May, the Committee on Design's Spring Conference in New York featured many outstanding tours, including the first two segments of the High Line. The third and final segment of the elevated greenway has recently opened, linking 22 blocks...

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