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Real Architecture hangs in a Museum

Real Architecture hangs in a Museum

Real Architecture hangs in museums. Challenging the viewer. Bringing into question the status quo. Real Architecture is crafted from polymers and vinyl toys into the shape of societies resolve. But, it wavers, spreads itself about a stretched canvas of time and place, and reminds us of what we could…

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Crank call an Architect

Crank call an Architect

Tomorrow is “Crank call an Architect Day”. It seriously is. I, in no way, have made that up. So, tomorrow when you get to work, pick up the yellow pages and turn to the “A’s”. Then throw the yellow pages in the recycling bin, because……

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4 inch diameter toddler heads

4 inch diameter toddler heads

Recent advancements in Genetic Engineering may lead to drastic improvements in handrail design. . . Scientist in Norway have genetically altered the DNA of toddlers resulting in a minimum of 4″ diameter heads. Additionally, by splicing the Y chromosone, Toddlers can be prevented from climbing ladders. Architects around the world have…

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Rules for Surviving Studio

Rules for Surviving Studio

Architecture is hard, and your classes are going to be hard too. In fact, Architectural Studio 301 is going to break you. V.I.U.* isn’t interested in cranking out a profession full of p###ies. So, Studio 301 is going ride you hard and put you away wet….

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Lars can’t sleep

Lars can’t sleep

Lars always worked too hard, trying to impress his boss. At 10pm on most days, Lars would be closing up his programs, and shutting down the computer. He’d dump the files onto his portable drive, just in case he wanted to touch up some of the…

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Architectural Statistics

Architectural Statistics

If you were to line up all the Architects in the world end to end they would circle the globe 17.45 times. Architectural firms would then lay-off 202,175 interns to reduce the distance to an even 17 times around the globe. If you were to assemble…

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