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Architect Online: A premier site for Architecture Industry News & Building Resources

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architecture online - arcspace is an architecture and design magazine that features today's most creative projects as well as the most influential of the past. Top 100 Architecture Blogs | International Listings Blog Posted in Features on October 17, 2007 If Modernism was the twentieth-century architectural trend that developed a new way of thinking, then Urbanism appears to be the twenty-first century architectural mindset. This trend is breeding urban explorers (urbex), the greening of major metropolitan areas, and a focus on merging habitats and commercial structures with politics, culture, history and the arts. Public discourse and scholarly research have found meeting grounds in this global landscape, and the results are evolving. But, this evolution has affected how individuals and partnerships present their materials on Weblogs and Photoblogs.To that end, we’re treating you to the top 100 bloggers who focus on everything from architectural news to urbanism and from the junction of design and technology to the landscape. Top Ten The following ten sites were plucked from this list’s topics as the ‘best of the best’ of the blogs that were chosen for this list. Topics Covered In This List Landscape

World Architecture News, Official Home Page, architecture news, ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide Archinect | Connecting Architects Since 1997 e-περιοδικό για την αρχιτεκτονική Architecture basics This article is sponsored in part by Lexus. For More Insights On How To Admire, Experience & Savor The Best Things On Earth, Check Out Charter — AskMen's Guide To Living Life To The Fullest. Goethe once called architecture “a kind of petrified music.” And we’re not going to recommend that you repeat that quote to anyone, because you won’t have left this article with any clearer sense of what it means. Why accumulate this kind of casual knowledge? The first step to approaching an architecture discussion with confidence is to learn some names to drop. Big name: Le Corbusier How established a name is this early 20th-century Swiss architect? Le Corbusier once declared, “A house is a machine for living in,” and therein lies both his approach to his craft and his ultimate legacy. Big name: Walter Gropius German Walter Gropius was the founder of the Bauhaus school of design. We've covered the big names, so let's move on to some esoteric ones to wow them with...

2009.0603 Next to the defunct blast furnaces of the former Bethlehem Steel plant in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania — a poignant symbol of changing times — stands a growing arts complex with industrial heritage at center stage. Those massive furnaces (and their smaller predecessors) once helped produce steel for such iconic structures as the Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building, and Hoover Dam, along with armaments for World Wars I and II. Located on the Lehigh River, in the middle of Bethlehem, the plant employed generations of workers and forged the town's industrial identity. "We all grew up here and it was within eyeshot of our homes," says Joseph Biondo, a principal at ArtQuest Center designers Spillman Farmer Architects. "We remember the furnaces with their flames and smoke and sounds. Founded as an iron works in the mid-1800s, the Bethlehem Steel Corporation grew to become one of the largest steel producers in the United States.

TED | Profile More About Me An idea worth spreading "The developed world has a vast, under-utilized asset that is not being leveraged to its best advantage: idealistic people who want to make the world a better place. For most of a century, idealistic people have been encouraged to use anger, protest, lobbying, and legal action in order to make the world a better place. While most certainly some of these behaviors and activities were necessary, we have reached the point at which the social benefit of such behaviors is decreasing. Comments BLDGBLOG Ένας κόσμος από αγάλματα στα έγκατα της θάλασσας - Τέχνες - Entertainment Οι καλλιτεχνικές ανησυχίες του Βρετανού Jason de Caires Taylor ξεπερνούν την κοινή φαντασία. Ο ευρηματικός καλλιτέχνης έχει φιλοξενήσει εκατοντάδες γλυπτά, κυρίως ομοιώματα ανθρώπων σε φυσικό μέγεθος, τα οποία και έχει βυθίσει στον πυθμένα της θάλασσας στις περιοχές της Γρενάδας, του Μεξικού και των Δυτικών Ινδιών. Το πιο ενδιαφέρον της υπόθεσης είναι ότι δεν πρόκειται για γλυπτά που απλά τοποθετήθηκαν κάτω από τη θάλασσα. Σκοπός του καλλιτέχνη είναι να αποτελέσουν σταδιακά κομμάτι του υποθαλάσσιου περιβάλλοντος και να αποκτήσουν νέα διάσταση μέσω των φυσικών διεργασιών του βυθού. Και έτσι συμβαίνει. Κοράλλια, πεταλίδες και φύκια αλληλεπιδρούν με τα γλυπτά καθώς περνά ο χρόνος, δίνοντάς τους μια όψη που αν μη τι άλλο εντυπωσιάζει, ενώ η μετατόπιση της άμμου στον πυθμένα του ωκεανού σε πολλές περιπτώσεις επηρεάζει ακόμη και τις θέσεις τους. Το πιο σπουδαίο έργο του βρίσκεται στο Cancun στο Μεξικό. Δες περισσότερα στην προσωπική ιστοσελίδα του καλλιτέχνη

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