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50 Years After His Death, Architect’s Buildings Are Still Shaping History

Seventeen projects designed by Le Corbusier have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.<p>Le Corbusier, the pioneering modernist architect who is lionized for his ideas as much as his buildings, got another boost this week when his body of work joined the ranks of cultural landmarks like the …

Negotiation 101: How To Sell Design Ideas To Skeptical Clients

5 persuasive tactics for faster buy-in<p>You know that nervous feeling you get when you recommend something to clients?<p>It’s because you know they’re going to wonder why, and you’re going to have to spit out some sort of explanation. And you’re going to stutter through it with meaningless phrases: …

PBS Doc “Memory Hackers” Shows The Future Of Memory Manipulation

Once the realm of science fiction, advances in technology, neurochemistry, and cognitive science are redefining what memory is, enabling us to erase …

A visual history of human knowledge

How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches; other times it grows as a complex and interconnected …

Inside BIG Ideas, the Incubator Where Architects Become Inventors

How do you turn dreams into reality? Make it your business, say Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange of the architecture firm BIG.<p>A common complaint with architecture today is that the experimental, exciting design presented at the beginning rarely finds itself expressed in the final building. That which …

RIBA awards 2015 in pictures: Britain's best new buildings - Telegraph

Six Lessons in Critical Thinking from a Professional Critical Thinker

We sat down with Risa Mish, Professor of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Leadership at Cornell University, for <i>Spartan Up! The Podcast</i> to find out how to maximize our own critical thinking. Through her research, Mish found that analytical thinking, developing interpersonal relationships, and …

Defensive critics by Seven Leading Architects on the World’s Most Hated Buildings

Centre Pompidou’s bold “exoskeletal” architecture was thought to clash violently with the old houses surrounding it upon its opening in 1977. The …

10 Life-Changing Things To Try In June

Because we tried them for you in May!

Common And Powerful Healing Plants You Can Find In Your Back Garden

So many of us oppose GMOs, Big Pharma, pesticides being sprayed on our food, the poisoning of our air, water, soil and earth. We can’t stand the …

Why can't we face up to the true horrors of the first world war?

The savagery of the Great War shattered Europe – yet, when it comes to art, we hide the shocking, gory images in favour of something more palatable<p>I recently wandered into the gift shop at a National Trust property and peered into the bargain bin. Most of the products being sold off cheap were …