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The National Building Museum has an extensive library of audio and video recordings of lectures, award ceremonies, and more events presented at the Museum. Take a tour of local green places or the Museum's exhibitions. You can also listen to audio from hundreds of lectures.

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Why Scaffolding?


March 6, 2015
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Danish Expo Pavilion Timelapse


January 29, 2015
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Spotlight on Design: 11th Street Bridge Park

Spotlight on Design
January 8, 2015
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Kurt Andersen and Charlie Rose

Vincent Scully Prize
November 19, 2014
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Charlie Rose Accepts the Vincent Scully Prize

Vincent Scully Prize
November 18, 2014
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True or False: It only takes one ember to set a house ablaze.


May 11, 2014
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True or False: Living behind a levee completely eliminates your home's risk of flooding.


May 11, 2014
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True or False: Tornadoes form when opposites collide—cold, dry air meets warm, humid air.


May 11, 2014
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True or False: Given a level ground or sloped terrain, wildfires will take the high road.


May 11, 2014
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Which building form is safest in an earthquake?


May 11, 2014
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Why might an older brick building be X-braced?


May 11, 2014
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True or False: It only takes one ember to set a house ablaze.


May 11, 2014
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Recent Audio Recordings

 

Sharon Davis Design: Needs Beyond Architecture

Women of Architecture
March 4, 2015
Sharon Davis, principal of the New York-based Sharon Davis Design, emphasizes social justice, economic empowerment, and sustainability in such projects as the Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda (completed June 2013), which has been featured in Architectural Record and Metropolis and which earned the 2011 World Architecture Festival Award for Best Future Educational Project.
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Turner Prize: Department of Architectural Engineering of the Pennsylvania State University

Henry C. Turner Prize
December 3, 2014
The Department of Architectural Engineering of the Pennsylvania State University received the 2014 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction. On the occasion, Karen Sweeney of Turner Construction Company led a panel discussion "University-Industry-Government Collaboration on Innovative Building Research and Education."
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Bio-architecture

Architecture 101
August 16, 2014
Bio-architecture demonstrates the growing influence of nature in Western buildings through the predominance of organic, nature-inspired patterns and shapes. Ruth Connell, AIA explains this unusual philosophy of architecture, exemplified by the work of architects like Antoni Gaudí and Santiago Calatrava.
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Traditional Japanese Architecture

Architecture 101
August 9, 2014
Mira Locher, FAIA, LEED AP discusses why thick, thatched roofs, rough mud-plaster walls, and precisely woven tatami mats are grounded within the natural environment and culture of Japan.
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