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I Look Up Film Challenge 2016 Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 I Look Up Film Challenge Winners! With only one month to find stories, build a team, and execute, 47 teams completed beautiful and compelling short films about architecture for the 2nd annual I Look Up Film Challenge. They have all inspired us with what can happen when two storytellers – architects 

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I Look Up Film Challenge: Meet the judges

The second annual I Look Up Film Challenge is well under way. Talented filmmakers and architects are connecting to find and share stories of the surprising and inspiring ways architecture can change lives. Entries explore the theme of Architecture As A Solution. Architects do more than create spaces where we live, work, and play; they 

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I Look Up Film Challenge: Designing a startup-friendly city

The is the second post in our I Look Up Film Challenge “Meet The Contestants” series. We’ve asked filmmakers across the country to tell stories about the power of innovative design.  Participant: MF Architecture Location: Austin, Texas AIA: What inspired you to “Look Up” and compete this year? MF Architecture: There is no doubt that Austin, 

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The architecture that keeps us safe

 By Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson Today, society continues to debate the role that architecture should play when it comes to security. There’s an abundance of abysmal examples: buildings buttressed by jersey walls, metal spikes, barbed wire, bars, and berms or surrounded by a phalanx of security; defensive architecture designed to function like a fortress or retrofitted 

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Rural Studio: A Story of Solutions

When homes caught fire in Newbern, Alabama, they often burned to the ground while residents stood by watching helplessly. With a population of 184, the small town in Hale County went 110 years without a single new public building—including a firehouse. Residents had to wait for help to arrive from neighboring towns. Rural Studio, a 

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