The Constructed Environment’s Updates

  • Caryn Brause - Winner of the International Award for Excellence for The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, Volume 7

    The Constructed Environment Research Network is pleased to announce the selection of “Strategic Additions: Reconsidering Architecture’s Stepchild,” Caryn Brause, as the winner of the International Award for Excellence for TheInternational Journal of..

  • Mark Blizard Joins The Constructed Environment Advisory Board

    The Constructed Environment Advisory Board is honored to welcome our newest member - Mark Blizard.

    Mark Blizard, a Graphic Designer and Registered Architect, is an Associate Professor and former Department Chair in the Department of Architectur..

  • The Frank Gehry Story

    New York Books | Article Link | by Ingrid D. Rowland

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    Artists are a biographer’s nightmare. The most important events in their lives are usually the ones that take place quietly, slowly, in the repetitive act..

  • The Untold Story Of The ISS, The Most Complex Structure You'll Never Visit

    Fast CoDesign | Article Link | by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

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    "One of the pleasures of great works of architecture and engineering is that you can visit them," writes architect David Nixon. That's impossible for the In..

  • Chinese Government Has Had It with “Oversized, Weird” Architecture

    Hyperallergic | Article Link | by Claire Voon

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    Architects in China apparently need to tone down the quirkiness of their designs and quit erecting buildings that pass as giant pants, penises, and ancient coins..

  • A New Old Story

    Cityscapes Digital | Article Link | by Vanessa Watson

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    Urban design and architecturally-inspired visions of fantastical new cities of the future seem to be in fashion again. Not since the days of French architect Le C..

  • In Memoriam: Important Buildings Lost in 2015

    CityLab | Article Link | by Kriston Capps

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    Brutalism lost the good fight in 2015. One of its most important icons, the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, New York, fell to the wrecking ball this year ...More

  • Should We Save Mid-Century Modern Icons That Hurt The Environment?

    Fast Co Design | Article Link | by James Timberlake

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    Last week at the climate talks in Paris, world leaders committed a full day to discussing public policies and financial solutions to reduce carbon emissions withi..

  • Urban jungle: wooden high-rises change city skylines as builders ditch concrete

    The Guardian | Article Link | by Melanie Sevcenko

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    The concrete jungle has a rival: forests. Two urban building projects, in New York City and Portland, Oregon, will be changing their city’s skylines with an envi..

  • Inside Lavasa, India's first entirely private city built from scratch

    The Guardian | Article Link | by Marr Kennard and Claire Provost

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    The All American Diner plays 1950s rock’n’roll through a tinny speaker, the retro booths are traditional red and the burgers are suitably over..