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19 things to know before starting architecture school

• <b>You’re in a Permanent, NO WAY OUT, Relationship.</b><p>Yes. You need to understand this, absorb it, and create your own mantra out of it. You are taken for …

Frank Gehry
Architecture

Like It Or Not, Architect Le Corbusier's Urban Designs Are Everywhere

What do an Ikea showroom floor, urban housing projects and Kanye West have in common? They've all been inspired, at least to some degree, by the Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier. Though his name has fallen out of the popular imagination — Frank Lloyd Wright is much more likely to ring a …

The sounds of our lives suck! How to make cities better by ending the blight of noise

Bad sound is “as detrimental to quality of life as bad streetlights or poor sidewalks,” according to one expert<p>If you grew up in Calgary in the 1980s, you probably heard the city’s unofficial theme song. “Hello Calgary,” a vague but peppy ode to the Canadian prairie city, struck certain denizens as …

New York reaches for the sky again

The final two contenders to design a replacement for the Twin Towers are locked in a David and Goliath contest. Giles Worsley talks to them<p>The process of architecture can seldom be described as exciting - it all takes too long. But the concluding drama of the competition to build on the site of the …

Skyscrapers

Bjarke Ingels Will Make You Believe in the Power of Architecture

• This talk is from WIRED by Design, a two-day live magazine event that celebrated all forms of creative problem solving.*<p>A few years ago, the city of …