March 2013

The Creative Process | Improvisational Thinking - OMA NYC

The firm takes free-form trial and error to almost dizzying heights before locking onto a final direction.

The Creative Process | Scale & Detail - Piero Lissoni

The architect might take two hours to draw a house or a chair, and then spend two years methodically refining it.

The Craft of Reuse

The Craft of Reuse

Rebuilding Exchange brings construction waste and the local community together.

The Right Price

The Right Price

Alain Berteau’s Objekten line convinces customers to balance cost with quality.

The Creative Process | Human Factors - Niels Diffrient

By drawing complex diagrams of our bodies, the designer transforms constraints into sources of creativity.

Life Starts at 50

Life Starts at 50

Having reached architectural early middle-age, ARO now seems poised for greatness.

Sound and Light

Sound and Light

Philips and Kvadrat join forces to integrate LED displays into a noise-absorbing panel.

Personality Test

Personality Test

A recent trip to São Paulo has our editor in chief thinking about the nature of cities.

The Creative Process | Spatial Conversations - Petra Blaisse

Inside Outside shapes its stunning textiles through a constant dialogue with its collaborators.

The Creative Process | Travel Stories - John Pawson

Instead of the sketchpad, the master of minimalism uses photography as a tool for both inspiration and communication.

The Creative Process | Product Evolution - Jeffrey Bernett

By responding to market and user feedback, the designer created three distinct versions of his now classic chaise lounge.

The Creative Process | Community Experiments - Olson Kundig

Serving as an informal R&D lab, the firm’s street-front exhibition space helps them interact with the public and discover new paths to creativity.

Beck’s Vision

Beck’s Vision

The right-wing crackpot doesn’t realize who he’s borrowing from.

Material Savvy

Material Savvy

Benjamin Hubert has built his practice based on a research-led process.

Talking to Mailboxes

Talking to Mailboxes

The Playable City Award envisions fun ways to engage with urban environments.

The Creative Process | Morning Rituals - Steven Holl

For visualizing concepts and pulling all aspects of a project together, the architect is a firm believer in the art of the watercolor.

The Creative Process | Material Choices - Scholten & Baijings

The designers plunge into the technicalities of pigment and production to suggest bold new directions for an entire industry.

Shapeshifter

Shapeshifter

Philippine Lemaire’s four-part Itisy table can change to fit a variety of uses and spaces.

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