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Intuit Marine Way Building / WRNS Studio + Clive Wilkinson Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> As Silicon Valley evolves to compete with growing innovation centers in walkable, networked areas, …

Architecture

Intuit’s new green-roofed campus is an indoor/outdoor dream office

Intuit’s new Marine Way Building (MWB) in Mountain View, California, aims to become an antidote to the trend of building insular campuses across …

Silicon Valley

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Urban landscapes reimagined – in pictures

For Serbian photographer Nikola Olic, the built environment is a canvas for his inventive compositions. Using only a single camera and minimal Photoshopping, Olic creates abstract images that present the metropolis in a new light: “Instead of just taking a photograph, I move around a building and …

New York City

How to Get Over the Anxiety of Public Speaking?: Watch the Stanford Video, “Think Fast, Talk Smart,” Viewed Already 11 Million Times

How many of us fear public speaking more than death: four out of five, nine out of ten, 99 out of 100? We've all heard a variety of statistics, all …

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Public Speaking

Mecanoo completes its first Seoul office tower with black linear patterns

<b>Mecanoo</b> <b>has completed its first project in Seoul with stark linear facade patterns - the Namdaemun Office Building in Seoul stands out from the</b> …

Toronto’s booming tech scene is squeezing its existing supply of office space — and there’s little relief in sight

When ReUp outgrew its cozy digs in a Toronto incubator last year, the tech firm was immediately thrust into the cold waters of the downtown property …

Inside the Rock 'n' Roll Life of Mexican Architect Michel Rojkind

Today, Michel Rojkind is widely known as one of Mexico's most successful, and at times flamboyant, architects of the 21st century. But in spite of …

Mexico City

7 Myths in Architectural Detailing that Are Changing in the Digital Age

The recent availability of automated design and production techniques is changing the development of building details. With parametric and …

Fabrication

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Lorient Multimodal Hub / AREP

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Lorient multimodal hub is part of the “Bretagne à Grande Vitesse” project (“High-speed for …

Urban Design

A Close Look at the Gehl Institute's Free Toolkit for City Planning

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "The Gehl Institute’s Toolkit for the Creation of Great Urban Spaces."</i><p>Jane Jacobs was …

Need to Memorize a Speech? Here's the Neuroscience Behind It (and 3 Apps to Help) | Inc.com

You've heard of "zero-effort" guides to memorization or tricks to streamline the memorization process.<p>But at the root of all of those quick hacks is the basic truth: There's no substitution for practice and rehearsal. Rote memorization is a necessary evil--and how could it really be pure evil if …

Public Speaking

Revealed: The world's most expensive skyscrapers for office rents

​Office rents in London’s skyscrapers are the highest in Europe, according to estate agents Knight Frank’s global cities 2018 report published today. …

Skyscrapers

Parque Toreo / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> There is a clear trend in leading cities worldwide towards urban transformation that is above all the …

Henning Larsen Architects: Building Ambitions for Society

Louis Becker says that architecture is first and foremost about seeing things grow. With architecture your dreams become physical, Becker explains: …

The Arts

Is the World Slouching Toward a Grave Systemic Crisis?

History is punctuated by catalytic episodes—events that can become guideposts toward a more open and civilized world.<p><i>On August 5, Philip Zelikow delivered the following keynote address at the annual meeting of the Aspen Strategy Group, a discussion forum for experts and government practitioners.</i> …

Political Science

Behind the Story: Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski—United in Politics and in Life

<b>Publication:</b> New York Magazine<p><b>Story:</b> “Donald Trump Is Not Invited to the Wedding”<p><b>Reporter:</b> Olivia Nuzzi<p><i>Olivia Nuzzi has made a name for herself of late by profiling people most of us only know of and want to know everything about (think Kellyanne Conway and Jon Ossoff). She most recently turned her</i> …

Donald Trump

Office and Retail Building Nowy Świat 2.0 / AMC – Andrzej M. Chołdzyński

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nowy Świat 2.0 office and services building, located between the former headquarters of the Polish …

Architecture

Diamond Schmitt’s Mixed-Use Tower Will Be the Largest Urban Development in Canada

Ground has been broken on a key component of Canada’s largest urban development undertaking, in the form of a 236,000 square foot mixed-use tower in …

Urban Design

'Hansel and Gretel': Charlie Rose

On "Charlie Rose," a conversation with architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, and the artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. Their newest …

Charlie Rose

20 Beautiful Quotes That'll Make You Appreciate the World Around You

Here's your reminder to stop and smell the roses.<p>"A beautiful life begins at home" — that's our motto. Be mindful of the things, places and relationships that give you joy by contemplating these eloquent words of wisdom.

"New(er) York" Imagines What New York's Historic Structures Would Look Like if Built Today

<i>The New York Times</i> recently reported that over 40% of the buildings on the island of Manhattan wouldn’t be granted construction permits in 2017. Most …

Skyscrapers

Kunming Rubber Factory Renovation / Kokaistudios

<i>An urban renewal project in the dense area of a post- industrial city</i><p>The Kunming Rubber Factory occupies a hectare site area in the central Xishan …

China

Glass corridors connect hemlock-clad cubes at New York artist residence by Gluck+

Taking cues from farmland in Upstate New York, Manhattan architecture studio Gluck+ organised simple volumes of this home in a grid-like array, …

New York State

Why Instagram Should Be a Part of Every Architect's Design Process

#officeofadrianphiffer_torontoisland<p>A post shared by Office Of Adrian Phiffer (@officeofadrianphiffer) on Jan 18, 2017 at 12:39pm PST<p>Instagram is an …

OMA's Feyenoord City Masterplan and Stadium Given Green Light by the City of Rotterdam

A large-scale masterplan for Feyenoord (or Feijenoord), a suburb-city of the Dutch city of Rotterdam, has been approved by Rotterdam City Council. …

Design

Chilmark House / Gray Organschi Architecture + Aaron Schiller

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Chilmark’s long agrarian history on the windswept southern edge of Martha’s Vineyard underpins the …