December 2013

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Life in Transition

Life in Transition

The Janus House looks to both the past and the future.

Comfortable Gourmet

Comfortable Gourmet

Matt Orlando and Gubi bring fine dining to Copenhagen’s industrial waterfront.

Real Estate on Steroids

Real Estate on Steroids

An obsession with size kills the dream of building a high-tech, twenty-first-century Machu Picchu.

Shine On

Shine On

The range of beautiful and smart lighting solutions available today is mind-boggling.

The Phoenix Experiment

The Phoenix Experiment

Our columnist rides the rails in a city known more for sprawl than transit.

Creative Iteration

Creative Iteration

Shuttling between computers and handcrafting, Xavier Mañosa and Mashallah develop the Scotch Club lamp collection for Marset.

Seamless Solar

Seamless Solar

Lumos’s frameless solar panels have a distinct aesthetic and functional edge.

Illuminating Moment

Illuminating Moment

After years of Development, OLEDs are poised to transform lighting design.

African Studies

African Studies

The continent’s first design museum starts as a hip hangout in a post-industrial Johannesburg neighborhood.

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

Great designs, designers, and institutions mark important milestones this year and next.

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

What are the most important buildings, products, or events of 2013 that have ramifications for the future?

Rooms with a View

Rooms with a View

The Airbnb Headquarters in San Francisco may be the ultimate reflection of both the brand, and the tech world’s new way of working.

Worth Preserving

Worth Preserving

As the gap between the rich and the middle class widens, the challenge to save midcentury modern buildings becomes even more vexing.

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