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Active design: A trend with legs

Along with ways to make buildings more sustainable and healthier, researchers, professionals and governments are looking at how building design can promote physical activity as well. Growing concern about the health risks and high cost of obesity, overly sedentary lifestyles...

source: By Michael J. Berens
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We have some great news; our National Office is getting a makeover! I don't know if you saw the old office but we were kind of stuck in the 1960s. Thanks to our good friends at IKEA, now we are new and innovative! We are going to use this office to the fullest and with...

source: AIAS

Consider it the Super Bowl for architecture buffs. Open House Chicago returns this weekend to give visitors from around the globe the rare opportunity to step inside some of the city's most treasured landmarks typically closed...

source: The Huffington Post

In the past several years, architects and designers have widely explored applications for shipping containers, with results ranging from humble animal shelters and changing rooms to high-end retail spaces. Leading the pack, a Dutch firm recently designed an entire "extended...

source: PSFK

Concertina wire, bars and high windowless walls — the architecture of insecurity marks many of the Los Angeles neighborhoods that Camilo José Vergara has been documenting for nearly 20 years. He has found dozens of examples of grim concrete "lock box" buildings...

source: Los Angeles Times

David Easton, the founder of a Napa, California, company called Rammed Earth Works, has built more than 300 rammed-earth homes in 35 years. He completed another in 2013, this time with one crucial difference. This relatively modest...

source: Dwell

The Canadian Design-Build Institute recently announced the winners of its 2014 Design-Build Awards of Excellence on Oct. 17 with the Glacier Skywalk, in Jasper, Alta., being recognized as this year's outstanding design-build project.

source: Daily Commercial News

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