The definition of urban living is constantly evolving. As soon as we think we understand it, rapid changes push it in new directions. The BMW Guggenheim Lab is focused on always understanding the evolving urban challenges cities face around the world and has been conducting cutting-edge research during stops around the globe at Berlin, New [...]
Since its opening in 2008, the Power House—home to Cannon Design’s St. Louis offices—has continued to draw attention and praise from both the profession and the media, earning numerous national design awards and lavish coverage in major professional journals. In “Cannon Design’s St. Louis Office Makes Old Meet New,” Modern Midwest talks with project designer, [...]
Twenty years ago, the only thing I thought maps were any good for was helping people not get lost on road trips. That’s it, that’s all I ever saw anyone use a map for as a child. Today, my understanding of maps has evolved a great deal. Most of us don’t use maps to get [...]
NPR’s Krulwich Wonders blog has published some research data that looks at cataloging regions or social districts though the use of money circulation data (the Where’s George project) and cell phone records. It’s actually quite interesting and the data helped create the map below. If you’re unfamiliar with the Where’s George project, it’s a website [...]
There is no denying the world is urbanizing at an incredibly fast clip. Seven out of every 10 people on Earth will live in a city center by the year 2050. Several cities on the planet will qualify as “mega-cities.” As a design firm focused on solving the world’s greatest challenges, it’s important for us [...]
The Lansdowne Park project in Ottawa is being presented and featured at this week’s 2013 Sports Facilities & Franchises and Ticketing Symposium in Brooklyn this week. The presentation, “From The Ground Up: The Vision and Execution of Ottawa’s Sports City,” is being delivered by Bernie Ashe, CEO, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, John Clifford, Principal, [...]
I ran across this blog post on the NPR website, “The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save the Earth,” and found it to be quite an interesting analysis of population density and the amount of land it would take to support 7 billion humans. The photographs included from Michael Wolf of skyscrapers in Hong Kong really [...]
Divining the path to design innovation is challenging enough when dealing with the present. It becomes even more difficult when trying to imagine the technologies and resources available five decades from now … it also gets very futuristically cool. As it has for the past seven years, eVolo Magazine challenged architects to envision our skyscraper-filled [...]
A new online tool enables you to search through a map of income and rent in every neighborhood in every city in America. All one must do to access the information is enter a city name or address and pick a state and they’ll be instantly sent to a close-up map of the area. Below [...]
The Architizer A+ Awards are in their final week of voting and both the St. Louis Public Library, Central Library and Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) / Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) are up for the prestigious award. The St. Louis Public Library holds 32% of the vote and the GVI/CTRC currently has 17% of the [...]
The escalating global population is a development that cannot be ignored. Fortunately, researchers Bimal Mendis and Joyce Hsiang are currently looking into the challenges by designing a city with a population of 7 billion people (the current global population). Recognizing the need for such research and the ingenuity and effort behind it, the American Institute [...]
Offering in-depth stories and editorials on the latest facilities management issues, Tradeline’s Exclusive Reports are a must-read resource for those individuals in the healthcare industry; particularly facilities managers and planners. In Tradeline’s reports for February, the Gates Vascular Institute/Clinical Translational Research Center is among those projects profiled. The building’s unique design that stacks a translational [...]
Fast Company offers us another interesting look into our possible future with this article, “Is This What Urban Buildings Will Look Like In 2050?” As the article reminds us, 2050 is not far enough off to imagine the urban environment will be very different from today – but some current trends offer us a glimpse [...]
I recently authored the article, Poetic Cities, published in the January issue of Chicago Architect, describes succinctly our approach to the total design of our environment. We are learning that natural systems are the organic structures of the future city. Here we describe our work in India and its relevance toward the restructuring of our [...]
Brett McQuillan - 14 Jun 2013
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architectrix - 05 Jun 2013
To keep learning and to keep teaching and to keep listening and to keep tal...
Yemm & Hart Ltd - 03 Jun 2013
"Personally" - to bring "heart" into everything I do. ~ Deborah Hart Yemm
Iryna - 28 May 2013
Hi all team of Cannon Design! I have visited your office on Doors Open eve...
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...