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The U.N. Celebrates Small-Scale Produce Cultivation with New Food Garden

07/28/15

The U.N. Celebrates Small-Scale Produce Cultivation with New Food Garden

Situated behind the Secretariat Building, the newly opened UN Food Gardens will produce herbs, vegetables, and fruits, all to demonstrate the importance of self-sufficiency.

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Modernism Reloaded: Hadid, Libeskind, and Tschumi Riff off a Le Corbusier Gem

07/23/15

Modernism Reloaded: Hadid, Libeskind, and Tschumi Riff off a Le Corbusier Gem

An ongoing exhibit at the Villa Le Lac asked contemporary architects to design an addition to the landmark house.

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How Good Design Can Make Telecommuting Work for You

07/21/15

How Good Design Can Make Telecommuting Work for You

Considering the time, money and energy saved from stay-at-home employment, the telecommuting trend is surely here to stay.

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The Metropolis Summer 2015 Reading List

07/14/15

The Metropolis Summer 2015 Reading List

Architects and designers tell us their favorite reads of the season.

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The High and Mighty Phragmites

07/13/15

The High and Mighty Phragmites

The Green Team tackles how landscape architecture and urban design can help prevent and combat invasive vegetation in NYC and East Coast urban wetland areas.

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A Michael Graves Classic is Threatened by Store Closing

07/07/15

A Michael Graves Classic is Threatened by Store Closing

With the shuttering of the Domenico Vacca Fifth Avenue flagship, the fate of its historically significant Postmodern facade hangs in the balance.

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All Together Now: Designing an Office for Different Generations

07/07/15

All Together Now: Designing an Office for Different Generations

Leading experts from HOK weigh in on the importance of tailoring workplaces for a multigenerational workforce.

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2015 Rudy Bruner Award Medalists Design for Change: Courageous Projects Tackle Big Urban Issues

07/02/15

2015 Rudy Bruner Award Medalists Design for Change: Courageous Projects Tackle Big Urban Issues

The five 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence medalists illustrate that it’s possible for good design to have significant social impact, tackling big issues like the quality of public education, homelessness, and public health.

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Remembering the Life and Work of Jackie Brookner, Creator of “Living Sculptures”

06/30/15

Remembering the Life and Work of Jackie Brookner, Creator of “Living Sculptures”

Jackie Brookner was a pioneering ecological artist, designer, writer and educator. Here, she is remembered for her passionate work with ecologists, design professionals, and communities on water remediation/landscape restoration for parks and wetlands, among many other projects.

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Three Fixes for Your Office Collaboration Conundrum

06/23/15

Three Fixes for Your Office Collaboration Conundrum

A look at some of today's most easy-to-use, yet powerful, tools to increase inter-office connectivity.

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