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Issue 4:1


From new design procedures, to the physical testing of materials and production techniques, to alternative construction methods and workflows, the process of advancing an architectural concept from initial idea to full material realization makes use of a broad array of strategies. This issue investigates the means by which the design concept becomes translated into the built environment.

The Translation of Meaning
“Research,” “scholarship,” and “information gathering” are terms that can be used indiscriminately...
Creative Framing, Systematic Exploration
The value of translation—of bridging the divide between concept and realization, between academia and practice—has...
Creative Framing, Systematic Exploration
Research, Practice, and the Making of Architecture
The old dichotomy of research vs. practice continues to play out in the constructed division between academia and...
Research, Practice, and the Making of Architecture
Performance-Based Engineering Provides Path to More Compelling Mass Timber Projects
Over the past decade, the rise of engineered mass timber products has enabled several tall wood buildings to be...
Performance-Based Engineering Provides Path to More Compelling Mass Timber Projects
Building Dusty Robotics
The construction industry is one of the largest industries in the world, employing over ten million workers in...
Building Dusty Robotics
Racial Equity and the Future of Work
Automation is changing the nature of work in ways that are profoundly impacting the social and built environments.1...