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September 30, 2009

Tomorrow night there is a screening of Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman at Dallas’ Magnolia Theatre. Visual Acoustics is a documentary film on architectural photographer Julius Shulman. For more infomation on the screening visit the Dallas Center for Architecture’s website. Here’s the trailer (the film is narrated by Dustin Hoffman):

September 29, 2009

From the North Texas USGBC website:

September 28, 2009

We are in the process of further developing a design graphic-resources library. Over the next few months we’ll be collecting and cataloging various graphic resources many of us have and use throughout the office. Eventually the Design Corner on the source will act as a gateway to the various graphic resources we have on the server (such as entourage, cars, landscaping, material maps, sky backgrounds, etc). And, while we have many of those resources identified, we are asking you to send us what you may use that others may be unaware of, so that we all have access to all graphic resources.

September 25, 2009

A new exhibit is opening on Saturday at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Read more below from the Nasher’s website:

September 24, 2009

Here’s a photo slide show from the New York Times about recycled homes constructed out of salvaged material by Dan Phillips of Huntsville, Texas.

September 23, 2009

I found this video of 2,000 Symbols in 2 minutes, it’s like a double shot of inspiration to start your day. Designers and artists across all disciplines use and appreciate symbols and symbolism. Whether it is the basis for an architectural structure, or the simplified form of communication expressed in a logo. Is there a designer out there that does not appreciate the simplistic beauty of symbols?

September 22, 2009

Deadline: September 30, 2009 (just one week left!)

September 21, 2009

Well, I recently came across this video from TED (ideas worth talking about). Chris is an accountant turned artist who turns everyday statistics into meaningful artistic abstractions that help give meaning to what would otherwise be another number. Social art with a cause—it is both inspiring and motivational. Perhaps architects can and should do the same…

September 17, 2009

No matter what your take on graffiti is, reverse graffiti artist, Moose, is helping people to realize that some graffiti can benefit your environment.

September 17, 2009

Hearts and Hammers 2009 is just around the corner. The work day is scheduled for Saturday, September 19.