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The Urban Death Project: Bringing Death Back Into the Urban Realm

The Urban Death Project: Bringing Death Back Into the Urban Realm

We speak with Katrina Spade, founder of the Urban Death Project, about Recomposition Centers, urban community centers where the deceased can decompose into soil.

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The Enduring Lives of Saša Machtig's Modular Creations

The Enduring Lives of Saša Machtig's Modular Creations

The plug-in craze of the experimental architectural groups of the 1960s spawned mostly paper fantasies. In Slovenia, one scheme was actually realized.

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Improved Delivery for Improved Healthcare

Improved Delivery for Improved Healthcare

HMC Architects reflect on how contractor-integrated design is reviving the healthcare industry.

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How a Pawnshop Trombone Inspired Canada's National Music Centre

How a Pawnshop Trombone Inspired Canada's National Music Centre

For Canada’s new National Music Centre, Allied Works Architecture crafted sculpture-like models. “It’s an art exploration,” says principal Brad Cloepfil. “I’ve avoided saying that forever, but it’s true.”

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At Snøhetta's Latest Museum, The Cave Paintings Steal the Show

At Snøhetta's Latest Museum, The Cave Paintings Steal the Show

The new Lascaux 4 museum uses contemporary architecture to reconstruct the moment of the discovery of the prehistoric paintings.

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Brooklyn's Latest Co-Working Space is Focused on Design

Brooklyn's Latest Co-Working Space is Focused on Design

A/D/O in Greenpoint is a workspace, startup accelerator, lecture hall, and public space rolled into one—and it kicks off its Design Academy today.

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Back to the Beginning

Back to the Beginning

When Nemschoff realized the need for comfortable, residential-style furniture in the health-care sector, it began looking into its archives for inspiration.

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Healthy Communities, Healthy People

Healthy Communities, Healthy People

As part of the Metropolis Think Tank series, Susan S. Szenasy talks to HKS, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas about the shifts occurring in the health-care industry.

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Made in Taipei

Made in Taipei

Taipei's designation as this year's World Design Capital—chosen by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design—is a recognition of the city's pioneering, design-led urban strategies.

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Portable Privacy

Portable Privacy

Collaborating with renowned designers Peter Stathis and Michael McCoy, Pablo Designs developed Corner Office, a reconfigurable desktop unit that fosters privacy in the workplace.

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The Best of the 21st Century: Products

The Best of the 21st Century: Products

We asked leading practitioners to share their picks of the best products of the past 16 years. The following designs not only redefined conventional products but reshaped our lives.

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