A New Year’s Resolution for Designers

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In 1962, biologist Rachel Carson published ‘Silent Spring’ – arguably the first rather convincing book about environmental damage. In the decades since, unprecedented scientific research and discourse revealed how homo sapiens’ numbers and modern lives are affecting planet Earth. Relentlessly, the consequences of our disruptions of environmental cycles and processes are making themselves felt. As climate change, micro plastics and

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The Responsibility of an Architect

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I decided to write something quite personal in this article, to write about my access to architecture and the question about the responsibility as an architect towards the society. When I started to study architecture I thought my responsibility is to design nice buildings. That was five years ago. The more I got to know about the various fields of

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The Curves of Oscar Niemeyer

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A lot of Brazil’s distinctive modernist architecture and the style it exudes can be credited to the Brazilian Architect, Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, or simply Ar. Oscar Niemeyer. His buildings and public spaces are considered till today, works of art, inviting visitors to admire the landscape and the construction techniques, sometimes even inspiring reflections about Life and

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