February 2017

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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.

Hospitality’s New Wave: Five American Studios to Watch

Hospitality’s New Wave: Five American Studios to Watch

These five emerging studios are reshaping the hospitality industry in the United States.

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.”

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.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater Has a New Neighbor

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater Has a New Neighbor

In modernizing the student residences at Fallingwater, the key was architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jacson's sensitive touch.

The Robots Have Eyes, Vitra Design Museum Exhibit Warns

The Robots Have Eyes, Vitra Design Museum Exhibit Warns

Today’s robots come in unexpected forms, says curator Amelie Klein. Designers must prepare themselves for the ramifications.