‘City of Big Data ‘Makes the Invisible, Visible”

For the exhibition Chicago: City of Big Data, CAF turned its centerpiece Chicago Model—a 320-square-foot resin replica of the city’s downtown, updated annually to reflect additions and subtractions—into an interpretive piece through which to "view" the city’s data. Encompassing everything from tweets to demographics to air quality, so-called big data is increasingly employed by city governments, developers, and designers to create smarter infrastructure that better integrates the urban environment with its populace.
 

David Benjamin’s The Living Evolves

Just before the debut of a summer-long installation in New York, architect David Benjamin announced that Autodesk has acquired his research-focused firm.
 

Lessons from Tadao Ando

Just before the opening of his expansion for the Clark Art Institute, Tadao Ando shared his thoughts on art and architecture.
 

Along the Huangpu River: The Future of Shanghai

As the Pearl of the Orient continues to expand, areas up- and downstream of these central landmarks have filled with large construction sites. High-profile firms—including Foster + Partners; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM); David Chipperfield Architects (DCA); and Arquitectonica—are involved in projects on a grand scale.
 

Beam by Beam, a Mega-Project Grows

The steel platform that is vital to the $20 billion Hudson Yards mega-project in Manhattan–what will allow three high-rise tower to be built atop of working railroad tracks on the eastern half of the site–is taking shape, after a slow start.
 

AIA Convention 2014: Tony Hsieh Can’t Wait To See What’s Next

Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO and bestselling author delivered the final keynote address at the 2014 AIA Convention in Chicago on Saturday. Hsieh has recently turned his attention to urban development and the way in which a corporation like Zappos can make a positive impact on a city.
 

AIA Convention 2014: Design With A Purpose, Because Life Depends On It

The internationally recognized Ed Mazria delivered two keynote address at the 2014 AIA Convention in Chicago on Friday. His message to attendees: design with a purpose, because life depends on it.
 

AIA Convention 2014: Jeanne Gang’s Sense of Purpose

Chicago’s own Jeanne Gang posed several questions to the audience at the opening of the 2014 AIA Convention this morning. "How do you get purpose?," was her first. And one that echoed throughout the talk.
 

AIA Convention 2014: Theaster Gates, Rule-Breaker

The internationally-acclaimed artist, potter, educator and breaker of rules, Theaster Gates, addressed the 2014 AIA Convention in Chicago today and argued that his role, as well as that of artists and design professionals, is to push the envelope.
 

AIA Convention 2014: Rahm Emanuel Says Your Efforts are Essential

Two days after announcing that Chicago will host its own architecture biennial in 2015, Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened the 2014 AIA Convention here this morning, where he called both the convention and the field of architecture essential to the future of all cities, and Chicago in particular.
 



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