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Welcome to our new weekly column by The Principals, where every Friday they summon someone or something to the Principals office. Lessons will be learned, tears might be shed, parents could be called.

Riding the theme of “architectural gimmicks” put forth by a commenter last week, today we’re calling the Arduino into our office.

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The Principals Office

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Newsflash: Architects have given up on designing dynamic-yet-uninhabitable buildings, lower focus to unwearable clothing!

The 3D Printer has long been in use to produce children’s toys or machined parts, so it was only a matter of time before architects latched onto it as the panacea for their collective ignorance.  Two recent articles describe the depth of their hubris; via the 3D Printer, architects are now attempting to design anything from Clothes to Moon Bases.  Now, we’re all about exploiting advances in technology, heck we’ve been exploited all our lives!  But we can smell a fake a mile away, and this shit smacks of “first time at the rodeo-itis”.  So for the good of mankind, to absolve us of the collective future sins architects will most definitely commit, 3D Printer we’re calling you into The Principals Office, it’s our only hope!

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Bunkie, Your PreFab Cabin by the Lake… or wherever

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A collaboration between 608 Design and BLDG Workshop.

via, designmilk

The ABC of Architects

Now The Chinese Are Knocking Off Architecture

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Their new victim, Zaha Hadid.

There We Go…

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Allegedly, the Church of Scientology has an “Alien Space Cathedral” in New Mexico.

Oscar Niemeyer, Rest In Peace

The legendary Brasilian architect was 104 years old

Openings & Parties: The Everlane Workshop

The Principals designed the interior of Everlane’s pop-up workshop in the Meatpacking District. They invited us to the opening party to celebrate, and we obliged.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

“evolutionary architecture”

SunRay Kelley seems at peace in his handcrafted compound in the foothills of the Cascades.

Respect The Chinese Duck Farmer Who Wouldn’t Move

The Chinese government went ahead and built a highway around his home anyway.

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That Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Private Island Estate You’ve Been Unknowingly Buying Lottery Tickets For

The Massaro House on Petre Island in Lake Mahopac in Putnam County, New York.

Note: the house was based off of “designs of a never-constructed project conceived by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright”

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70,000 abandoned buildings

How Detroit Became the World Capital of Staring at Abandoned Old Buildings

photo by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

Pop Out! Guggenheim Museum

Put together in six easy steps.

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The Chief Architect of Gangsta Rap

From The Documentarian:

“A quiet, meditative biography of Dr Dre incorporating thoughts on utopian architecture, Le Corbusier and the evolution of rap.”

Manhattan, 2017

Do we really need buildings taller than the Empire State Building?

A View From The Top: The Transamerica Pyramid

Anyone who has ever been to San Francisco has seen the Transamerica Pyramid. You can’t miss it. Unfortunately for the public, gaining access to the building the and the remarkable views it affords is near impossible. Recently though, Colin M. Day was able to get inside the building and make it all the way up to the top of the spire, which is a full 17 flights of stairs (approx 100′) above the 48th floor conference room where the trip up begins. Here are some photos from his experience which he likens to being “in a greenhouse high above the city.”

UNDERNEATH PROVIDENCE, Findings Thus Far Vol. 2 (The Blue Book)

Alex Lukas is back with a new zine continuing his exploration of the history of the East Side Railroad Tunnel.

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Inside The Barclays Center

“The arena of the future” aka the most recent building for sports and entertainment.

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A Skateboard Park for Her, and a Piano Rehearsal Room for Him

The Skate Park House by LEVEL Architects in Tokyo, Japan.

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