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Arup’s Audio Renderings

[images via Arup] While writing a previous post on the audio perception of space, I was reminded of an article in the June 2008 issue of Dwell aptly title Audio Architecture, describing the Arup Soundlab. The SoundLab is a room where Arup engineers can create what is essentially a rendering of a building’s acoustics, allowing […]

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Dwell on Design – A Visit from the Mayor

That’s right, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom came by the Dwell on Design conference to end the day with a surprise speech. He lead off by saying that he’s proud of his city and of the fact that when visitor’s leave here, they’re thinking “why can’t it be like that everywhere else?” He’s proud that […]

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Dwell on Design – Dan Maginn

This morning’s most entertaining presentation was given by from Dan Maginn, principle of the Kansas City-based architecture firm el dorado inc.Speaking as a representative of the Counterintuitive Comparison Institute of America (“like you – only more so”), Maginn’s presentation, “The Big Chart: Recent Developments in Counter-Intuitive Comparison” was a hilarious look at a unique design […]

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Dwell on Design: San Francisco

This morning didn’t start well. I woke up to find that someone had knocked over my scooter. A potential disaster, but thankfully it only suffered minor damage and a flooded engine.  After a short wait a quick fix, I was sputtering and chainsawing my way to Dwell on Design.  Alas, another problem. I got lost […]

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Dwell on Design: This Weekend

Dwell on Design is this weekend, and Life Without Buildings will be there. Check back often on Friday for updates, lecture reviews, and photos. Maybe I’ll even seeya there.And speaking of magazines, there’s an article in this month’s Architect Magazine about the state of the architectural blogosphere. “Meet The Bloggers: With an Unorthodox Mix of […]