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Post image for Illustrating the Invisible Spaces of Migrant Detention

Migrant detention centers are almost as invisible as the people they hold, their plans classified, photography prohibited. Toronto-based artist Tings Chak created a visual narrative through Canada’s centers that’s a mix of graphic novel and architectural design.

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How Museums Affect the Brain

by Laura C. Mallonee on November 17, 2014

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It seems self-evident that architecture impacts our emotions.

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Post image for UK Planning Inspector Blocks “Unexceptional” Frank Lloyd Wright House

The construction of the first Frank Lloyd Wright house in the UK has been officially derailed by planning officials who just can’t see what all the fuss over Wright is about, Architect’s Journal reported.

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Post image for How Hungary’s Painted Homes Rebelled Against the Socialist System

As a reaction to the bleak uniformity of suburban housing in post-war Hungary, many homeowners painted their houses in vibrant designs.

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Post image for Assessing the Gender Gap in Architecture

Here’s your daily dose of gender gap reality: although more women seem to be going into architecture, parity between the sexes remains far off in the field.

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Post image for Living Inside Art with Federico Babina

Everyone dreams about having a great piece of art to one day hang in their home or office. But to illustrator Federico Babina, that’s dreaming too small. Why not have the building you inhabit be itself a work of art?

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Post image for Moshe Safdie Calls on Architects to Rethink How Cities Are Built

In his keynote speech closing the World Architecture Festival last week, Moshe Safdie called for a reevaluation of how we design our cities, Dezeen reported. The 76-year-old architect argued that his profession’s understanding of “what urban design is all about” needs a “reorientation.”

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The Eiffel Tower Gets a Facelift

by Laura C. Mallonee on October 6, 2014

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“I ought to be jealous,” engineer Gustave Eiffel said, after his 1,070-foot iron lattice tower was erected in late-19th-century Paris. “She is more famous than I am.”

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Getty Foundation announces recipients of Keeping It Modern grant initiative for 20th-century modernist architecture

This week, the first awardees in the new Keeping It Modern grant initiative from the Getty Foundation were announced for 20th-century modernist architecture that requires long-term conservation planning.

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Post image for Fictional Collaborations Between Artists and Architects

What if the day Picasso and Le Corbusier had spent wandering the Unité d’habitation in Marseille turned into a real structural collaboration? Italian illustrator Federico Babina has imagined such collisions of visual artists with architects in a series called Artisect.

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