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  • Ghazala Thank you for your thoughtful response.  I agree with the utility of your Think 3-d idea.  My question is, once you have mastered the ability to Think 3-d, what do you use it to do?  We all strive to be better at predicting how our designs will ...

  • The 2017 Faith & Form/IFRAA International Awards Program is now open to architects, designers, liturgical design consultants, artists, landscape architects, interior designers, clergy, and professors and students. Information about and submissions to ...

  • Hi Michael, I agree about the differing opinions or at least conclusions from empirically derived science. In my research I found the same view of beauty's role in science, but I don't find it incongruous with the classic definition of beauty. ...

  • Don’t forget that the majority of the public sees beauty in off-shite vinyl siding, white vinyl windows, SUV’s and Pick-up Trucks, and looking like their neighbors. They want no maintenance houses and no government. ------Original Message------ Daniel, ...

  • THE END OF CREATIVE DESIGN This is 46th year of practice. I have completed 202 projects. I have witnessed dramatic transitions both within and surrounding my profession, and I'm sad to share that what used to be known as "architecture" is coming to an ...

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  • Thank you to COD Secretary Donald Henke, AIA for his drawings of buildings from the Austin Conference in February 2017. Tower at University of Texas, Austin. Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin, renovated by Clayton & Little. ...

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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 ...

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