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The Druk White Lotus School: Ladakh

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See how local cultures can sustain their way of life while also utilizing technologically advanced methods.

Greening the Federal Government

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Observe efforts to elevate government architecture across the country through the hiring of the best architects "of the day".

Melbourne Reborn

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In this video, find out how the city of Melbourne, Australia revitalized its downtown community. By the mid-1970s, Melbourne was a dying city.

The Art and Science of Renzo Piano

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Learn how Renzo Piano took on the challenge of creating one of the greenest museums in the world.

Egypt's Treasure Guardians | Full Program

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Meet Egypt's "treasure guardians," a group of archaeologists, scholars, conservators, and engineers working to guard national heritage, following years of political upheaval, by building a museum. To preserve its rich history and to tempt visitors back, Egypt is building the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)—the greatest Egyptian monument since the pyramids! Archaeologists across the country are opening new dig sites to find artifacts for display, with the hope that teaching the public about important historical areas will keep those places protected in the future.

New Orleans: The Water Line

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Learn how community groups and outside organizations are making it possible for one New Orleans community to rebuild.

Architecture & Trigonometry

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Students ask, "Why learn trigonometry?" This architecture career video uses graphic overlays on real architectural structures to engage students and explore the many ways that architects use trigonometry in their jobs.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium: The Most Eco-Friendly Stadium Ever | Things Explained

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This episode of Things Explained explores Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium and what makes it the most sustainable sports facility in the world. 

Thinkport | Solving Linear Equations

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Learn how an architect uses scale drawing and other mathematics to represent floor plans of buildings under construction in this video from MPT. In the accompanying classroom activity, students watch the video and then create a scale drawing of a rectangular area in or near the classroom, choosing an appropriate scale and explaining their strategies for calculating scaled measurements. In the process, they are exposed to an algebraic strategy for calculating dimensions to scale. To get the most from the lesson, students should have experience solving equations of the form ax = b. For a longer self-paced student tutorial using this media, see "Solving Linear Equations" on Thinkport from Maryland Public Television.

Thinkport | Systems of Equations

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Learn about the role of math in architecture in this media gallery from MPT. In the accompanying classroom activity, students design a triangular roof and find equations for the lines that include the sides of the triangle. They verify that the point at which the two lines intersect satisfy both equations. To get the most from the lesson, students should be comfortable finding the equation of a line from two points and graphing linear equations, and they should be familiar with slope and y-intercept. For a longer self-paced student tutorial using this media, see "Systems of Equations" on Thinkport from Maryland Public Television.

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