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Smart Cities: Why They’re Important

Smart Cities: Why They’re Important

It is not a secret that we're going through many changes in pursuit of creating a better and efficient world for all to benefit from. Let's talk about the benefits that smart cities would provide. Great infrastructure, which includes adequate water supply Guaranteed...

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Green Building Sustains Environmental Responsibility

Green Building Sustains Environmental Responsibility

Green Building. First of all, let’s say that there are many events today that are the beginning of great things to come. As you probably already noticed, just about every company in every industry is starting to do something towards environmental causes and...

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Sustainable Architecture and Skylights

Sustainable Architecture and Skylights

There are always new buzzwords that make something that has been around for a long time seem like it was just invented. Sustainable architecture is currently trending everywhere -- from real estate sites to architectural magazines, we’re seeing how this practice is...

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Understanding Sustainable Lighting

Understanding Sustainable Lighting

The word sustainable seems to be the latest buzzword for just about every industry lately. Well, we have news for you -- the lighting industry is so ahead of every other industry in this area that even though we didn’t necessarily talk about it, we were already doing...

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Peter Zumthor: Architect and Conservationist

Peter Zumthor: Architect and Conservationist

Peter Zumthor was born on April 26, 1943, in Basel, Switzerland. He is a world-renowned award-winning architect, but he is also a conservationist. Peter Zumthor himself stated in an interview back in 2018 for dezeen.com, “Architects may be limited in their power to...

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Who Was Buckminster Fuller?

Who Was Buckminster Fuller?

“Real wealth is ideas plus energy.” -- R. Buckminster Fuller Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. You could say his creativity knew no bounds. Buckminster Fuller was born Richard Buckminster Fuller on July...

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Eero Saarinen Freedom in Design

Eero Saarinen Freedom in Design

Eero Saarinen was the son of a well-known Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen. Although Eero Saarinen was born in Kirkkonummi, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire, he was nationalized in 1940, and ever since then, considered himself Finnish-American. Eero Saarinen’s...

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Who Was Walter Gropius?

Who Was Walter Gropius?

Walter Gropius was a German-born architect, best known for being the founder of the world-renowned Bauhaus Arts School in Germany. The Bauhaus School had a unique approach to design. In an attempt to bring art to the masses, the idea was to take a unique individual...

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Antoni Gaudí: An Architect Rebel or Just Ahead of His Time?

Antoni Gaudí: An Architect Rebel or Just Ahead of His Time?

Antoni Gaudí is a Spanish architect, considered an important pioneering figure in the Catalan Modernism and Art Nouveau movement. Gaudí passionately disliked straight lines and angles; he felt that they did not occur naturally. This is interesting since Antoni Gaudí...

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The Place to Be at Is…the Getty Center!

The Place to Be at Is…the Getty Center!

The news hit the streets like a lightning bolt. After being closed for over a year, the Getty Center is finally reopening its doors! First and foremost, there are strict guidelines because of COVID restrictions. We need to tell you that as of the writing of this blog,...

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The Glass House Provides a Transparent Mystery

The Glass House Provides a Transparent Mystery

The Glass House is located on 798-856 Ponus Ridge Road in New Canaan, Connecticut. She was built to be Philip Johnson’s private residence and the signature piece that defines him. The Glass House is virtually hidden from the street since it’s surrounded by trees and...

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Apple Park

Apple Park

Apple Park is the headquarters of Apple Inc., the creator of the iPhone, Mac, iMac, iPad, and any other descendants. Apple Park is located in Cupertino, California. The street it is located on is conveniently called One Apple Way. If you notice, the shape of the...

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Designing Spaces for Mental Health

Designing Spaces for Mental Health

There’s no doubt that there’s a direct correlation between our environment and our mental health. Designing spaces for mental health, while not specifically called that, has been done for more than 5,000 years through the ancient art of feng shui. Promoting calmness...

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San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

Anyone who has an ounce of creativity will be inspired by visiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (and by the way, her friends call her SFMOMA). If you are so inclined, her address is 151 Third Street, in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Museum of...

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Norman Foster Has Always Been Ahead of His Time

Norman Foster Has Always Been Ahead of His Time

Norman Foster is a British architect, and his architectural style is of a modern, high-tech type. Foster is also associated with being in the forefront of the beginnings of energy-efficient construction techniques. Although he is Ivy League-educated (his formal...

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Who is Ludwig Mies van der Rohe?

Who is Ludwig Mies van der Rohe?

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was an American architect who was born in Germany. He is famous for and prided himself on creating the elegance of simplicity in the rectilinear form. Some of his most famous creations include Farnsworth House, the Seagram Building, and the...

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