February 2014

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Modern Well-Being

Modern Well-Being

The scope and approaches of health-care designs today have multiplied.

Ballet of the Sidewalk

Ballet of the Sidewalk

Author Jeff Speck asks how lively streets can make for not just walkable cities, but good and just ones.

Daily Delights

Daily Delights

Christian Haas’s delicate tableware is designed to stand up to everyday use.

Big Data, Big Questions

Big Data, Big Questions

The smart-city movement spreading around the globe raises serious concerns about who controls the information, and for what purpose.

R&D for All

R&D for All

Research at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design is transforming the practice—and the very definition—of universal design.

The Charms of Suburbia

The Charms of Suburbia

A comprehensive history rescues the garden suburb from the periphery of urban design, and repositions it at the heart of the debate on cities.

Instant Feedback

Instant Feedback

A richly interactive software program shifts modular construction away from its one-size-fits-all straitjacket.

Health Monitors

Health Monitors

The latest combinations of gadgets and apps make tracking one’s well-being easier than ever.

Not Just Cosmetic

Not Just Cosmetic

A history of the dressing table touches on issues of identity and power.

Hazardous Living

Hazardous Living

Can China use its design intelligence and inventiveness to overcome environmental dangers?

Unnatural Nature

Unnatural Nature

Embracing the city by transforming industrial blight into urban amenity

Troubled Times

Troubled Times

Three exhibitions on Italian design between the world wars reveal a culture producing great beauty in an era of turbulence.

Fit for Life

Fit for Life

A multigenerational recreation complex in Fort Washington, Maryland, sets a high standard for community facilities.

A Culinary Education

A Culinary Education

The Edible Schoolyard project brings farming and cooking into the classroom.