November 2012

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The Trouble With Washington

The Trouble With Washington

The noted landscape architect dissects how clumsy, ill-considered security measures have impacted our nation’s once majestic capital.

Engineering Experiences

Scott Amron’s function-driven approach to everyday rituals results in simple, almost poetic solutions.

International Style

The rise and fall (and perhaps, rise again) of U.S. embassy architecture

Rereading Design for the Real World

Why does Victor Papanek’s scathing, 41-year-old critique of the profession still read as if it were written today?

At Home in the Office

Designers open up corporate environments to new ways of working.

Micro Living

The architect Haiko Cornelissen makes the most of a tight space in a dense neighborhood.

Designed for an Open Society

Supreme Court justice Stephen G. Breyer speaks about how great public architecture helps shape and reflect our democratic values.

Faith in Design

What if creative intelligence was encouraged in our public realm? We have the precedent.

Areca Alchemy

Tjeerd Veenhoven finds a sustainable way to transform palm leaves into a sort-of leather.

Modernists At Play

The children of midcentury masters reflect on growing up in a world surrounded by design.

Equal Footing

Twelve architects use their professional skills to relate better to their four-legged friends.

Cultural Continuum

As Mumbai continues to develop rapidly, Abha Narain Lambah is fighting to preserve its historic architecture.

Putting the Hate on Hold

A longtime opponent of Atlantic Yards visits the new Barclays Center and comes away grudgingly impressed.

No Need to Hide

Georges Moanack’s electric socket can take pride of place, at home or in the office.