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  • Making the Invisibles Seen   The film   Visages, Villages   (Faces, Places) quite literally shows that buildings and structures are supposed to be about people, a realization of which some architects need to be reminded from time to time. ...

  • An upcoming issue of Faith & Form will explore the theme of "Materials of the Sacred," how the very substance of religious art and architecture conveys a sense of the holy. When we choose stone, wood, glass, metal, paint, tile, or any of the materials ...

  • I'm sure someone out there knows of the above reference publication by the AIA released in the early '90s. I had one but lost it. I would like to get another copy but have not found a place to buy one. I tried Amazon but to no avail. If you have one and ...

  • I applaud the  optimism that maintains a  faith in science and the  human mind.   I wish I didn't believe that  it is sadly misplaced. ------------------------------ Eugene Ely AIA Emeritus, LEED AP San Jose, CA ------------------------------

  • Architecture and the Nobel Prize for Physics   This week's steady trickle of news about the Nobel Prize winners is soothing the soul amidst the barrage of disasters which can debilitate the most resilient mind. This year's Nobel crop with ...

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  • How do we solve the design challenges after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Jose? As many government agencies embark on spending Billions of dollars for the reconstruction and redevelopment of the affected areas, I think it is imperative for ...

  • 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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