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  • History Meets the Future as Charleston Tussles Over Architectural Vision

    Clemson University has withdrawn its plans for a modernist building in historic Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Framing a Two-Pitch I-Joist Roof

    To maintain a continuous air barrier, special attention needed to be paid to the seams that formed the joint at the wall plate where the rafters would sit.

  • Digitally-Drawn Facade

    Check it out, urges Roe: New exterior materials "drawn" in a new way.

  • Mixed Reality: The Future of Building Design?

    Is augmented reality just a smart-phone party trick or could it be solace for an increasingly populated planet?

  • A House Too Ugly for the Beach?

    A new home's boxy modern design in raising eyebrows in Kennebunk, Maine — and prompting calls for a new town rule to regulate architectural style.

  • Kabul Suicide Bomb Claims Lives of Skateistan Students

    Four of six children killed in a suicide-bomb attack in Kabul this month were volunteers and youth leaders at Afghanistan's Skateistan, a novel design initiative funded in part by Architecture for Humanity.

  • Notes From the Biennale: Politics and Pavilions

    Twitter reactions to the second public day of the 2012 Venice Biennale include more pavilion pics, and the first signs of the preview crowds moving on.

  • Smithsonian Security Guard Commits Suicide at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    A security guard for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No others were injured in the shooting.

  • National Academy for Environmental Design Seeks Executive Director To Launch Operations

    A design-world equivalent of the National Academy of Science or National Institutes of Health, the brand new National Academy of Environmental Design is conducting a search for an executive director.

  • High Marginal Tax Rates for the Wealthy Are Good for Architecture

    A high marginal tax rate for the wealthiest citizens, such as the one recently imposed in France by President Francois Hollande, would do wonders for architecture in the United States. Derek Thompson, Dylan Matthews, Hamilton Nolan, and Matthew Yglesias debate the point.