July-August 2013

Meet the Mayors

Meet the Mayors

Running a city today requires quick and nimble decision-making, along with a clear, long-term vision for the future.

Informal Education

Informal Education

Designers ensure that learning can now happen anywhere—and be all the more entertaining because of it.

Digital Drama

Digital Drama

With the Punch Ball XL, Tom Dixon puts innovative manufacturing center stage.

Parting Light

Parting Light

Luceplan’s Synapse system is an illuminating solution for open- plan interiors.

Oakland Made

Oakland Made

A small army of artists, designers, and makers has set up shop in the once-bustling factories and warehouses here. Will the city finally take them seriously as a potent urban force?

Architecture's Lean In Moment

Architecture's Lean In Moment

The recent controversy over Denise Scott Brown and the Pritzker Prize served as both a litmus test on the status of women in the field, and a wake-up call for an entire profession struggling for relevancy and respect.

A 21st-Century Still Life

A 21st-Century Still Life

“A driver stuck in traffic enjoys a host of automotive pleasures.”

All Natural

All Natural

Two Philadelphia University students successfully grow a lamp and a chair from mushrooms.

Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin’

Bold and colorful outdoor products are ready for their moment in the sun.

Stilted Architecture

Stilted Architecture

In the wake of devastating hurricanes and superstorms, a strange new kind of house is emerging.

The Power  of Ideas

The Power of Ideas

Why Bjarke Ingels and the next wave are essential to rethinking architecture

Inside Guides

Inside Guides

A London-based duo gives locals and tourists a unique perspective on cities in North America and beyond.

Ready to Build

Ready to Build

The two partners at Matter Design excel at converting their avant-garde ideas into reality.

Urban Characters

Urban Characters

A salute to those special places—some humble, some utterly utilitarian—that give a city its unique personality and collective soul.

Clear Line of Sight

Clear Line of Sight

Faced with the ultimate universal design challenge, LTL Architects creates a new student center based on DeafSpace principles.

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