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Architecture

A Building, Not a Colt Revolver

Seminole Canyon State Park sits on tableland between the in-flowing Devils and Pecos Rivers, about 150 miles down the Rio Grande from Big Bend. This area, once forested grassland, was the epicenter of a cliff dwelling culture that flourished from perhaps 13,500 to 5,000 years ago. Overgrazed in the 19th…

Trumping the Triangle

For more than two centuries Washington has struggled to reconcile the lofty ideals of the national capital with the quotidian dealings of a contested city. No site reveals these tensions more fully than the Federal Triangle In July 1790 the U.S. Congress, meeting in its first session in Federal Hall…

Free as air and water

I formed a very resolute determination that if I could ever get the means, I would build an institution and throw its doors open at night so that the boys and girls of this city, who had no better opportunity than I to enjoy means of information, would be enabled…

The Layers of Architectural Design

This article is part of a series of interviews with practicing architects who use Concepts in some part of their workflow. In each interview, we explore their design process and the tools they use to create lasting architectural designs. 1. Tell us a bit about you — what you do, what your passions are,…

Mapping the future of digital cities

With Australia’s growing population set to reach 36 million by 2050, it is time for city planners to evaluate their current model for creating an accurate representation of a city’s infrastructure. Even now, our roads, transport services, and public systems are under increasing pressure to support growing demand. While opinions…