This Week in Research: Illuminating Cities at Night, Detecting Structural Defects, and a Light-Sensing Digital Eye

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      A new report from Arup explores illuminating cities at night, plus a tool to gauge the effect of light on humans and a damage-detecting structural skin, and more.

This Week in Research: Illuminating Cities at Night, Detecting Structural Defects, and a Light-Sensing Digital Eye

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      A new report from Arup explores illuminating cities at night, plus a tool to gauge the effect of light on humans and a damage-detecting structural skin, and more.

40th Pritzker Prize Laureate Frei Otto Excelled in Lightweight Structures

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      Born in 1925, the late German architect designed structures were economical, ecological, and subject to the strict rules of physics.

SculptureCenter Renovation and Expansion

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      Andrew Berman talks about his recent work reimagining the SculptureCenter in Long Island City, N.Y.

Up and Running: Words for Advice for Young Firms

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      To close out this series, we asked firm leaders to think back to the early days of their practices to offer some tips to architects thinking about starting their own businesses.

Editorial: Jon Jerde the Apostate

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      As a master of architectural spectacle, Jon Jerde demonstrated that architecture really can be a good time.

Jiminez Lai’s Youthquake at the Graham Foundation

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      Lai sits down to discuss his Graham exhibit "Treatise," the youth movement in architecture, and his move to L.A.

Innovative Detail: Wood Innovation and Design Centre

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      Michael Green Architecture has designed the world’s tallest timber structure for the city of Prince George, British Columbia.

AIA Feature: New Rules

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      Lessons learned in finding new ways to represent architects in the 21st century.

Best Practices: Time Management

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      A mixture of meticulous planning and some simple tech tools can help manage the workflow of your team so the firm can stay on pace with its projects without its employees working excessive overtime.

Hennepin County Walker Library, Designed by VJAA

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      Vincent James and Jennifer Yoos discuss how this reimagining of a legacy library helped to reinvigorate the streetscape in this neighborhood in northern Minneapolis.

HAWE Factory, Designed by Barkow Leibinger

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      With this factory in Kaufbeuren, Germany, the New York- and Berlin-based practice created a humanistic work environment, while still maintaining a recessaion-era budget.

Snøhetta’s Ryerson University Student Learning Center in Toronto

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      Columnist Aaron Betsky notes the trend of digital hubs at Ryerson University's new Student Learning Center in Toronto.

This Week in Research: Infrastructure-Mapping Drones, Robotic Roaches, and Stronger Steel

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      This week, we bring you drones and robotic bugs that can help survey damaged sites and aid in disaster relief, plus solar cells that replicate the human eye to absorb more light, and nanostructures to toughen steel.

Up and Running: Keep Your People Informed and Involved

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      In a field as collaborative as architecture, communication within an organization is essential to creating quality design and moving projects forward.