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We have got to stop second-guessing parents

Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University in California, has criticized “highly educated parents and academic schools” for producing, in the words of a Sunday Times headline, a “generation of no-copers” who achieve perfect grades in school but “cannot cope with the real …

Parenting

A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors

You can't tell by looking which students at Mount Sinai's school of medicine in New York City were traditional pre-meds as undergraduates and which weren't. And that's exactly the point.<p>Most of the class majored in biology or chemistry, crammed for the medical college admission test and got …

Architizer

Hey, Designers! Test Your Eye By Guessing These Colors As Fast As You Can

If you have 15 minutes to kill, try Kolor, a quick online game that asks you to identify a specific color as fast as you can from a palette that becomes increasingly similar. The objective is straightforward and simple, but trust us, you won’t want to stop until you’ve gotten a perfect …

Architizer

Drum Fill Friday, With Sō Percussion

May is international drum month! To celebrate, we bring you a discussion in percussion with a group of guys who will bang on almost anything (including a cactus). The members of Sō Percussion are the guest quizmasters for this week's Drum Fill Friday. Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Silwinski …

ACSA to Host Architecture School Webinar Series

Looking for a professional degree, post professional degree, or want to learn the difference? Want to see what a degree in architecture can mean for …

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Design

5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020

In the next five years, we’ll start to rethink a lot about education, from what’s in school lunches to what a college degree really means.<p>We asked the world’s most innovative companies in education to school us on the future of the classroom, with predictions for the next five years.<p>Here’s what we …

A Movement to Restore Neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas

Where we stand:<p>Let’s start with the big misconception. For most people, Fair Park means Ferris Wheels, Big Tex, and corny dogs. But that’s only …

Johnson County Justice Annex / el dorado

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Johnson County presented the design team with a unique challenge: Renovate an abandoned Dillons grocery …

Tintern Middle Schools / Architectus

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located at the geographical centre of the Ringwood campus,(suburban Melbourne) the new Middle School …

HISTORY OF IDEAS - Romanticism

Why The Most Radical Innovations In Education Will Be In The Developing World

That’s why some of the most radical education innovation could happen in poorer markets, not rich ones. While we’ve seen many impressive startups …

Education

Designing like you give a damn - about what exactly? Exploring the ethics of 'humanitarian' architecture

A leitmotiv that architects have an essential role within solving world problems has become common rhetoric. However, recent discourse surrounding …

The Most Interesting Car At The Detroit Auto Show Is Actually A Bike

Two new concept “cars” at this year’s Detroit Auto Show also happen to be bikes. To get anywhere, you’ll have to pedal, but the vehicles also have …

Detroit Auto Show

Why I Am Not a Maker

When tech culture only celebrates creation, it risks ignoring those who teach, criticize, and take care of others.<p>Every once in a while, I am asked what I “make.” A hack day might require it, or a conference might ask me to describe “what I make” so it can go on my name tag.<p>I’m always uncomfortable …

Framing

Bet the House - gb&d

Many architecture students enter their university programs seeking to change the skylines of the world with the next generation of iconic buildings. …

Housing

Architecture Continues To Implode: More Insiders Admit The Profession Is Failing

Architecture is suffering a crisis of confidence. More and more mainstream figures in the field are admitting that the profession has lost its way. As I previously mentioned, Frank Gehry, the world’s most famous architect, recently said that “98% of everything that is built and designed today is …

Watch How The U.S. Stole Land From Native Americans

This land was not our land.<p>A new interactive map from the science and humanities magazine Aeon tells a vital story that Americans tend to conveniently forget: this land was not our land. Hit “play,” and you’ll see every cession of land from native peoples between 1784 and today. From the birth of …

New Home

The “Adventure” refers to the journey, this amazing collaborative exchange, or the choreographed sequence of events that have to take place to make …

The Greenhouse Project is a Roof Garden Atop a NYC School

One of the most difficult challenges New Yorkers face is finding space — space to live, space to work, space to build — and finding space for a …

Experiential Learning: Just Because It's Hands-On Doesn't Mean It's Minds-On

<b>Experiential Learning: Just Because It’s Hands-On Doesn’t Mean It’s Minds-On</b><p>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Authentic Education<p>I recently visited Thetford Academy …

The Top Places To Watch Architectural Lectures Online

The online lecture, similar to the podcast, is an easy, often entertaining way of absorbing knowledge and the opinions of thinkers and practitioners …

Here's a Plan to Turn Around U.S. Education -- and Generate $225 Trillion

Break down any political discussion of education policy and you’ll get the kind of rhetoric typical of a wealth manager. The need to invest in our kids. The untapped resource of our young minds. Children as our greatest asset.<p>There’s a reason, of course. When you look at massive public spending …

Articles about french architect brings brilliant color tokyo on Dwell.com - Dwell

A French architect and designer makes her saturated mark on Tokyo’s streetscape.<p>Storied California ceramics company Bauer Pottery opens its first showroom in Tokyo, a mirror of the original in Los Angeles.<p>The new movie Tokyo!—a triptych of short films directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong …

Mutations