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Link Roundup: Week of Feb. 11-17, 2019 Featured

BluEdge Staff   |   February 19, 2019   |   Link Roundups

Celebrate 100 Years of Bauhaus with These Free Online Documentaries

Celebrate 100 Years of Bauhaus with These Free Online Documentaries

It's a big year for Bauhaus. Founded in 1919, the avant-garde movement is currently celebrating its centenary. To commemorate the occasion, we've crafted a selection of fascinating and free documentaries and lectures—all of which you can watch from the comfort of your own haus. In order to cover all of the Bauhaus bases, we've picked videos about a range of topics. [My Modern Met]

Stunning Drone Footage of the Colorful Geometric Block Towers Rising Up Above Kowloon, Hong Kong

Stunning Drone Footage of the Colorful Geometric Block Towers Rising Up Above Kowloon, Hong Kong

Scores of New York buildings will open their doors to residents in 2019, and at least a handful of those have the distinction of having been designed by bona fide starchitects. The buildings on this list were designed by firms like Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Rafael Viñoly Architects, and Jean Nouvel, who among them carry big-time accolades and name recognition beyond the design community. [Laughing Squid]

The Best Drawing Tutorials for Architects on YouTube

The Best Drawing Tutorials for Architects on YouTube

The slightly trembling linework, the distinctive crossed corners, the parallel hatching, and the uppercase letters: it is undeniable that architects have developed a style of drawing over time. And though free-hand perspectives are no longer the only (or even primary) form of representation for architectural projects, they still have enormous importance during the design process. They are a design tool rather than a form of representation. [ArchDaily]

9 Beautiful Examples of When Historic and Modern Architecture Come Together

9 Beautiful Examples of When Historic and Modern Architecture Come Together

Architecture, both new and old, defines city skylines and has a lasting impact on our perceived memory of a place. And while historic architecture has its own charm, it's no secret that, at its best, modern architecture has the ability to be inspiring. Examples abound, including almost any building designed by figures such as Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Santiago Calatrava, and Frank Gehry, among others. Their buildings, much like a force of nature, have the ability to transform a neighborhood (almost always for the better). [Architectural Digest]

Architecture's 'Lego' Trend: Build Rooms Halfway Across the World, Then Snap Together

Architecture's 'Lego' Trend: Build Rooms Halfway Across the World, Then Snap Together

In the city of Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, large boxes — 65 feet long and 13 feet wide — dangle in the air from a 600-ton crane. They're being stacked on top of each other like Legos. "They fit together like Lego blocks," said architect Arthur Klipfel, who is developing the 68-unit apartment complex. "One box has the bedroom in it. The other box has a living-dining-kitchen in it." [PRI]

Is The Revolution Of 3D-Printed Building Getting Closer?

Is The Revolution Of 3D-Printed Building Getting Closer?

There's a soft buzzing sound coming from a tent that stands next to a hotel in a village in the Netherlands. Inside, an arm attached to a large orange-and-black printer on tracks applies concrete to a disc, like frosting on a cake. This is followed by a second layer. A man operates the laptop that’s connected to the printer. Here in Teuge, about 60 miles east of Amsterdam, a small building is being assembled layer by layer with a 3D printer. [CityLab]

22 Emoji Decorate An Apartment Building As Modern Day 'Gargoyles'

22 Emoji Decorate An Apartment Building As Modern Day 'Gargoyles'

Quick, what are the most recognizable icons of the 21st century? Architect Changiz Tehrani thinks they're emojis. And he's so sure of it, that he has just put 22 of them on a building in the Netherlands. "In classical architecture, they used heads of the king or whatever, and they put that on the facade," he told the Verge. "So we were thinking, what can we use as an ornament so when you look at this building in 10 or 20 years you can say 'hey this is from that year!'" [Bored Panda]

Architects Anticipate Robots On Construction Stes

Architects Anticipate Robots On Construction Stes

Here's a good sign that robots are moving beyond academia and into the real world: Architects are using robots to get ready for the future of construction. The automotive industry has already proven how helpful robots can be for industrial settings where they can do the heavy lifting, but construction sites are messier and always changing. Despite the challenges of a less-structured environment, the construction industry can still gain major efficiencies by introducing additive manufacturing and automation to equipment. [ZDNet]

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