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March 17, 2010

Wednesday News Roundup: Green, Green and More Green

Wednesday News Roundup: Green, Green and More Green

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and we’re all wearing green to avoid the pinches. (Even Bank of America Tower is in the spirit!) So, let’s go green with our Wednesday News Round-up as well. First up, a house made from garbage and recycled materials. Next, a conversation on how we know whether or not the green products we pay are really green. And finally a radical idea on reducing Her Majesty’s carbon footprint.

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March 16, 2010

The Park Has Arrived!

The Park Has Arrived!

We had a wonderful special delivery here at the Dallas Center for Architecture yesterday—an almost eight-foot-long model of the Woodall Rodgers deck park. It will live here for the foreseeable future and is a great way to see what our new front lawn will look like when completed next year. It also gives us an excuse to post some other park-related news stories from hither and yon.

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March 12, 2010

Friday Fun: Find the Naughty Word in the Architecture

At several recent DCFA events, we've discussed the symbolism of architecture. Seems the architect of the El Com Mall wanted to make his message pretty explicit. Click here for more.

March 10, 2010

Architecture Food for Thought

Architecture Food for Thought

Today's grouping of goodies are meant to make you think. They're not just news stories, but musings on architecture and its culture in this day and time. Settle in for some opinion and philosophical thinking and join us after the jump.

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March 05, 2010

Architecture at the Oscars

Architect and designer Sam Rockwell is designing the sets for the Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre which he also designed. From the Los Angeles Times, here's the article and photos.

March 04, 2010

Architecture News and Notes

A few architecture tidbits for you on this sunny day in Dallas. One on the ultimate in adaptive reuse. Reports/reviews from around the world on the new American Embassy in London. And an artistic offering from Herzog and de Meuron.

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March 02, 2010

Earthquakes and Architecture

Earthquakes and Architecture

The recent tragedy in Haiti already had architects, engineers and other industry professionals asking questions about how to rebuild...in a way that would head off such calamities in the future. Now, the quake in Chile offers the opportunity to compare and contrast. How could an earthquake FAR more powerful than the one in Haiti have done so much less damage? Here are a few collected thoughts from around the world.

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February 24, 2010

Wednesday News Roundup: The Local Edition

For this week’s mid-week dose of architectural news, we turn to some stories rather close to home.

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February 22, 2010

What Famous Architect Would You Want To Meet?

Styleture.com asked folks that question, and...oh, come on, you didn't think I'd give it away here, did you.? After the jump, the list...and another list you'll find interesting.

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February 19, 2010

Architecture Things to Do This Weekend

Looks like it's going to be a great weekend in North Texas to get out and about and check out some architecture. Here are some ideas.

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