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Detroit’s new starter home

For impoverished locals, tiny houses are an avenue to ownership<p>Detroit is grappling with both devastating poverty and a hot real estate market. One third of the city’s households earn less than $15,000 per year. While some areas of the city are experiencing a resurgence, remarkable inequity remains.<p>…

Housing

7 Skills Managers Will Need In 2025

As you plan your management career years from now, here are the skills you’ll need to succeed.<p>We all know that the work landscape is changing. The jobs that will be in demand are shifting as more are automated by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robots. Teams are becoming more …

Emotional Intelligence

Science Is Proving Why Urban Design Matters More Than Ever

Benches and greenery may seem inconsequential, but a new study quantifies how deeply they impact the civic life of a city.<p>It’s easy to make our cities attractive. Plant a few flowers, pick up litter, put up a sculpture or two. But cosmetic improvements don’t necessarily translate to meaningful …

Urban Design

SketchUp Guide: 12 Essential Plugins for Advanced Architecture Modeling

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared some insightful guides on how use SketchUp — one of architecture’s most used modeling applications — for those just starting out with the software. If you are looking for an introduction to the program, check out Michael LaValley’s “quick start” tutorials, …

Tutorials

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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Books

The 23 best business books to read before the end of summer

Summer's winding down, and that probably means you're going to need something to read during your final days in the sun.<p>Might as well squeeze in …

The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today

If current economic trends continue, the average black household will need 228 years to accumulate as much wealth as their white counterparts hold …

Chip Off the Old Block: Reinventing Courtyard Housing in Berlin

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Lucien Kroll and the dilemma of participation

Choose your AR subscription package:<p>Joint packages:<p>The only architecture magazine with a social conscience, your subscription is designed to deepen …

11 classic novels every leader should read

When we think about "leadership books," we tend to think about non-fiction titles like "Talent Is Overrated," "High Output Management," or the …

Do you feel like you're wasting too much time in meetings? These tips might help

When you've had too many unproductive, time-draining meetings, you can find yourself full of dread any time one appears on your schedule.<p>Even worse, …

The Netherlands moves closer to leaving gas and diesel cars in the dust

<i>The parliament of The Netherlands has passed a motion which would require that all new cars sold by 2025 will have to be electrified in some way [...]</i><p>…

23 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks you should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book …

Paris Is Redesigning Its Major Intersections For Pedestrians, Not Cars

The new designs make sure pedestrians get at least 50% of the public space, lanes of traffic be damned.<p>Right now, the Place de la Bastille in Paris is basically a traffic island: A huge memorial sits in the middle of a road packed with cars. There’s no way to easily cross the street on foot. But …

Four Mental Habits Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs tend to see circumstances as being within their control and have a high tolerance for ambiguity.<p>Every entrepreneur faces challenges, but only some do so successfully–and there’s no shortage of theories as to why. Some experts point to others to “mental toughness.” However you choose …

personaldevelopment

Sugar Hill housing development in Manhattan by Adjaye Associates

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ShedKM and Urban Splash let residents design layouts for modular Manchester homes

Residents were invited to plan the layouts of these new homes in Manchester, England, as part of a pioneering housing project by property developer …

Architecture

Towers in Communities: How High is Too High?

My Vancouver east side neighbourhood of Commercial Drive was featured in the media recently for opposing another “high-rise” tower. Commercial Drive …

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass on investing in the future

A year ago, the design-focused software firm Autodesk announced it would stop selling standalone perpetual licenses of its desktop software and instead sell subscriptions. Early last month, it began implementing that switch, a move that will be complete by mid-year, when the company’s older …

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Revamped Melbourne house hides a giant toy box under its floors

A floor that doubles as a toy box and a vivid yellow bathtub both feature inside this remodelled Melbourne house by local studio Austin Maynard …

Rem Koolhaas: The reason I became an architect (Jan. 14, 2016) | Charlie Rose

Adamo-Faiden adds giant conservatory to updated Buenos Aires townhouse

Buenos Aires studio Adamo-Faiden has refurbished a local 1970s townhouse and constructed a huge glazed enclosure at the back.<p>The glass structure is …

DANCE WITH ARCHITECTURE

Apply Now: DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Students from Developing Countries 2017/2018

<b>Application Deadline:</b> Varies by University between August & October 2016. Please check the relevant deadlines of the universities in the DAAD …

Which Project Management Software is Best for You?

I recently was in the market for project management software for my firm, Space Command. I had been using paper to-do lists for too long. After …

Embassy of France and French Institute in Jakarta / Segond-Guyon Architectes

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> French Embassy is established in Jakarta since 1975, along the prestigious avenue of Jalan Thamrin. …

To Motivate Employees, Do 3 Things Well

Given the extraordinary low levels of engagement in the U.S. workforce — a recent Gallup poll showed that 70% of employees are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work — many leaders are looking for solutions. Some turn to material perks (bonuses, game rooms, free food) in the hopes of making …

Employee Engagement