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Blaine Brownell

Blaine Brownell

Blaine Brownell, AIA, is an architect and materials researcher. The author of the three Transmaterial books (2006, 2008, 2010), he is the director of graduate studies in the school of architecture at the University of Minnesota.

Blaine Brownell's Posts

Finding Hope After the Death of Sustainability Finding Hope After the Death of Sustainability

While architects debate on a more meaningful way to carry out net-zero design, the U.S. election suggests that half of the general populace is indifferent. Read more

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Architecture's Technological Moment Architecture's Technological Moment

The rapid pace of technological change stands to have a profound impact on the built environment and our relationship with it. Read more

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These Spider-Inspired, 3D-Printing Robots Are Coming to a Job Site Near You These Spider-Inspired, 3D-Printing Robots Are Coming to a Job Site Near You

And they evidence a paradigmatic shift in additive manufacturing technology, with the potential to replace human labor in decentralized construction processes. Read more

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Materials Research With a Social Focus Materials Research With a Social Focus

An assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is developing new digital tools and interfaces for children with autism. Read more

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Natural Resources as Architectural Capital Natural Resources as Architectural Capital

Better baseline business practices could help the sector achieve its environmental sustainability goals. Read more

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