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Folly 2016: Sticks

Sticks by Hou de Sousa was the winner of Folly 2016. Read an essay on this functional structure by Pasqualina Azzarello, Socrates Director of Public Programs; a roundtable discussion featuring the designers among other participants; and a look at this year’s other notable competition entries.

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The Architectural League Prize 2016: (im)permanence

Announcing the winners of the Architectural League Prize 2016: (im)permanence

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As Seen On [ ]

A collection of the winning essays from the fourth annual Urban Omnibus writing competition, As Seen On [ ].

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Folly 2015: Torqueing Spheres

Torqueing Spheres by IK Studio was the winner of Folly 2015. Explore an interview with Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim, a photo essay on the fabrication, and other notable entries from this year’s competition.

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The Architectural League Prize 2015: Authenticity

Watch interviews and lectures from the six winners of the 2015 Architectural League Prize: Clark Thenhaus, Erin Besler, First Office, Landing Studio, mcdowellespinosa, and Thom Moran.

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Henry N. Cobb

Photos and remarks from the dinner honoring Henry N. Cobb as the 2015 recipient of The Architectural League’s highest honor, the President’s Medal.

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In Conversation: Sheila O’Donnell + John Tuomey with Kenneth Frampton

O’Donnell + Tuomey discuss their vision for Irish architecture, creating mobility in static forms, and bringing the rigors of traditional craft to contemporary work.

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5KL: Water

Documentation of a symposium addressing issues of water supply in the context of climate change, considered through case studies of Los Angeles, New York City, and the Great Lakes.

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In Conversation: Marlon Blackwell and
Rick Joy

Blackwell and Joy reflect on first meeting 15 years ago, approaches to teaching, and a shared sensitivity to place while “transgressing the vernacular” in their work.

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A Walk Through the University of Arkansas School of Architecture

In 2013, Marlon Blackwell Architects expanded the school’s home with a renovation and addition honoring the historic building in a contemporary language. Blackwell toured the school with Tom Phifer.

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Making HeartBeat

Follow Stereotank as they transform two plastic septic tanks into a glowing, pulsing sound machine in their winning design for the 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart competition.

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Emerging Voices 2015

View lecture videos, read roundtable conversations, and see profiles on each of the eight 2015 Emerging Voices.

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Waterworks: Architecture and Landscape

In anticipation of the 5KL: Water symposium, we look back at the history of New York City’s most critical piece of civic infrastructure: its water supply.

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In Conversation: Farshid Moussavi and Elizabeth O’Donnell

Two architects and educators discuss the state of architectural education, the place of research in the discipline, and the contemporary role of the architect.

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200 Years of American Architectural Drawing

Revisiting a 1977 exhibition and publication on the previously unexplored role of drawing within the profession of architecture through the work of 85 accomplished architects of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

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5KL: Land

Documentation of a symposium on rethinking land and its value in light of climate change, organized by the League in conjunction with The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, including video of a conversation on Land, Climate, and Culture with Rebecca Solnit and Cassim Shepard.

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The Five Thousand Pound Life

A multi-year initiative on new ways of thinking and acting on climate change, architecture, and our economic future.

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Architectural League Prize 2014: Overlay

Explore filmed interviews and full lecture videos for the six winners of the 2014 Architectural League Prize.

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Emerging Voices 2014

View a series of interviews and lecture videos for the eight firms selected as 2014 Emerging Voices.

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Common Shares

A collection of all three winning essays from this year’s Urban Omnibus writing competition, Common Shares.

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