Placemaking: Movement, Manifesto, Tool, Buzzword—or What?

The High Line in New York has arguably been one of the great successes of placemaking principles. Image © Iwan Baan

Amongst other placemaking-related news this year, the Boston Society of Architects' Placemaking Network celebrated its 10-year anniversary more

The Stories Behind 7 of the Most Iconic Eyeglasses in Architecture

Eyeglasses: the quintessential accessory of the architect. They are mini pieces of architecture you can wear, and an outward expression of your inner persona. Whether they be square, round, or wire-frame, black, white, tortoiseshell, or bright neon tones, they represent our more

WAN:: M-City Tower by Core Architects Inc in Mississauga City

M-City spirals upwards CORE Architects have won the competition to design a landmark building with offset floor plates for a master-planned community in Canada Source: WAN:: M-City Tower by Core Architects Inc in Mississauga City

How Drones Can Be Used in Architecture (And How To Use Them Without Breaking...

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Researchers and firms are already experimenting with building with drones. In 2012, Swiss architecture firm Gramazio Kohler Architects and more

StudioAC opens up interior of century-old Hilton House in Toronto

Toronto firm StudioAC has gutted a Victorian property in the city to reconfigure the layout and create more spaces for entertaining.

The Hilton House, which dates back almost 100 years, is located east of the Wychwood Barns arts centre, northwest of Downtown Toronto. Previously divided into two apartments, the more

"We cannot truly serve our diverse communities if we ourselves do not reflect this...

If architecture firms cannot embrace gender, racial and ethnic diversity in their own workplaces, then it's unlikely that they will be able to do so with their buildings, argues White Arkitekter director Alexandra Hagen.

It was a mixture of curiosity and disappointment that I read the results of the <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" more

Guests Pavilion / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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Villa in Herzliya Pituach / archiFETO

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  • Architects: archiFETO
  • Location: Hertsliya, Israel
  • Architects In Charge: Tomer Ben Dor, Federica Manca
  • Area: 320.0 m2
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Urban-Think Tank develops low-cost housing for South African slum

Urban-Think Tank has completed the next phase of its Empower Shack project, bringing safe low-cost housing to residents of South Africa's informal settlements.

The design strategy collective first started studying Khayelitsha, Cape Town's second largest township, in 2012 and designed and built the first four prototypes more