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  • EMBRACING A SHIFT: BOSTON AS THE CITY OF THE FUTURE

        A Letter From the Editor It has been four years since I set SHIFTboston in motion and during a half-decade of exploration – together - we have challenged ourselves and our city to adopt a new way of thinking. This challenge has resulted in a hunger for change. Could this new desire prove to be the spark that ignites [...]

  • Modern Houseboat Design – A Sustainable Houseboat From the Future!

    Niall McLaughlin Architects have designed a houseboat built for two as part of a Swedish design competition. Small on size, but big on innovation, the houseboat takes in thee design considerations; light, space, and construction. The architects took their inspiration from a light-weight, traditional Celtic  fishing boat called “currachs.” Woven carbon-fiber was used to create [...]

  • Archipelago Logic: Environmental site-specific arts

    Few weeks ago, MIT Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) Program invited for Monday’s lecture series: “Experiments in Thinking, Action, and Form“ Taru Elfving, the artistic director of Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA) exhibition and research project.The exhibition of more than 20 site-specific art works and events took place in the Turku Archipelago during last summer. In the event, artists [...]

  • PHOTODOTES: LIGHT GARDEN

    Can structure and landscape occupy equally space? Is the border between them blurred? Junya Ishigami has addressed these questions through a series of installations. Many other architects have also discussed similar issues regarding the famous “nature-structure couple” theoretically and in-practice. At the same time, schools like Harvard Graduate School of Design, have lately emphasized landscape [...]