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12 Architecture Schools to Offer "Integrated Path" to Licensure Before Graduation

In an ongoing effort to ease the path to licensure, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has accepted proposals from 12 …

Arckit's architectural building blocks make LEGOs look like child's play

1/10<p>Arckit-architectural-model-kit-1<p>Until the recession began in 2008, architect Damien Murtagh built bespoke scale models for his architectural …

Architecture

Jon Watts who? One director's super-size leap to 'Spider-Man' reboot

Jon Watts was in the back of a taxi speeding toward New York's John F. Kennedy Airport in late June when he got a phone call that changed everything:<p>Sony Picturesand Marvel Studios were hiring him to direct the next film in the "Spider-Man" franchise.<p>Watts was asked not to tell anyone until the …

Passing Through the World's Most Magnificent Train Stations

Sometimes the act of travel can be just as beautiful as the destinations themselves. Case in point: these 18 stunning, well-designed train stations around the world.<p>Liège-Guillemins Railway Station, Liège, Belgium<p>Estación de Atocha, Madrid, Spain<p>Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, India<p>Milano …

Trains

Omar Sharif: a life in pictures

We look back at the life and career of Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor who has died at the age of 83

Film Industry

[Summer Break of the Future] Incredible Architectural Sandcastles

Your upside-down bucket houses will be put to shame when you see Calvin Seibert's beachside masterpieces.<p>Architectural and analytical precision unite in "sanditectural" genius Calvin Seibert's geometric sandcastle masterpieces. Seibert takes his inspiration from architects like Marcel Breuer, Kenzo …

Articles about 7 warm cabins canada on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you harbor a love for the great outdoors, then it's time to visit the Great White North.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>It's a wild world—gift accordingly.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision …

Two World Trade Center: BIG Redesign Deconstructs Skyscraper

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ]A long-standing design proposal from Foster + Partners has been scrapped by developers in …

How Building Information Modeling Saved One University $10 Million

Mo money, mo problems.<p>In most architectural projects, budgets far exceed projections. The eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge notoriously cost $5 billion more than projected and a new transit hub near the World Trade Center in New York is similarly billions over budget. Those are just two …

Disney Princesses Reimagined as Raptors in Honor of JURASSIC WORLD

For Some Animals, Baby's First Meal is Its Mother

Franco Andreone, Wikimedia Commons // CC BY-SA 2.5<p>There are many animal moms that go above and beyond to give their children a leg (or wing or fin or …

Pets

Counterfeit Memory Card Sellers Are Sometimes the Ones Getting Scammed

This past weekend, we wrote about how one photographer received a counterfeit memory card from eBay and lost a number of important photos when the …

Architizer

After a 7-Month Sleep, Philae Phones Home

Philae, the little lander sent to explore a comet, has woken up after seven dark months of hibernation.<p>Late in the evening of June 13, the European Space Agency’s operations center in Darmstadt, Germany received an 85-second long transmission from Philae — the first sign of life from a lander that …

Space

Leaked Game of Thrones Finale Video Hints at a Dramatic Season 1 Character Return

It would seem that the “previously on” for tonight’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> finale has leaked early. If we know anything about these videos that run before each episode of the HBO series it’s that they hardcore telegraph the content of each episode they precede. This particular “previously on” has a <i>very</i> …

Review Poetics of Architectureal Developmentalism

img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/uru_dieste_churchatlantida.jpg" /br/bCarlos Brillembourg walks us through emLatin America in …

Anish Kapoor's Swirling Vortex of Black Water

Famed artist Anish Kapoor is back and this time he's showing a never-ending, swirling vortex of black water. At the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's first biennale for contemporary art, Kapoor has created an intriguing installation called <i>Descension</i>. Surrounded by a circular gate, the black water …

Heineken Reveals the Legendary Side of Ordinary People

Last month Heineken put on a mind-blowing interactive theater show at New York's The McKittrick Hotel. It was part play, part …

Articles about sustainable solar powered family retreat california on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest...<p>Balancing public and private spaces and …

Flexhouse: Eco-Friendly Row Homes in Chicago

Flexhouse is a modest set of energy efficient row homes in Chicago’s residential neighborhood of Logan Square. A full team pulled this project …

La Luge House by YH2 Architects

YH2 Architects designed a holiday home in the forest of Quebec, Canada.<p>Description from YH2 Architects<p>Nestled on its site, surrounded by dense …

Foz do Douro II House by José Carlos Cruz

José Carlos Cruz has designed the Foz do Douro II House located in Porto, Portugal.<p>Project description<p>The house is placed on a hill between two …

What If? 19 Alternate Histories Imagining a Very Different World

Alternate history, long popular with fiction writers, has also been explored by historians and journalists. Here are some of their intriguing …

The Most Successful Movie Studios Of 2013

We talk a lot about movies here — those that bomb on the weekly and that do well over the course of the year.<p>At the end of 2013, how did each studio fare? We took a look at the seven biggest movie studios of 2013 — Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, Sony, Fox, and Lionsgate.<p>Despite …

Sorry Assiduous (adj.) SAT-Takers, Linguist In Dudgeon (n.) Over Vocab Flashcards

When I took the SATs a very long time ago, it didn't occur to us to cram for the vocabulary questions. Back then, the A in SAT still stood for "aptitude," and most people accepted the wholesome fiction that the tests were measures of raw ability that you couldn't prepare for — "like sticking a …