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Work in Progress: Putting Evidence-Based Design Into Practice

07/22/16

Work in Progress: Putting Evidence-Based Design Into Practice

Designed with input from surveys and focus groups, HDR's Minneapolis office stands as a first-hand experiment for the firm's evidence-based design process.

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Breaking Ground: Using Housing to Reduce Health Care Costs

07/22/16

Breaking Ground: Using Housing to Reduce Health Care Costs

We speak with Brenda Rosen, the President and CEO of Breaking Ground, about the power and potential of supportive housing.

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A Healthy Dialogue: Putting Interiors & Exteriors in Conversation in Healthcare

07/22/16

A Healthy Dialogue: Putting Interiors & Exteriors in Conversation in Healthcare

Susan S. Szenasy talked to members of the Miami office of Perkins+Will about the mutually supportive role interior and exterior spaces play in healthcare environments.

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Designing a Physical Healthcare Facility for Virtual Care

07/22/16

Designing a Physical Healthcare Facility for Virtual Care

Mercy's Virtual Care Center offers a dynamic new alternative to health care, this time without beds.

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On Cognitive Dissonance and The Architectural Canon

07/20/16

On Cognitive Dissonance and The Architectural Canon

Are students encouraged to exercise their own free will in judging what is good architecture, or pressured instead to blindly trust received authority?

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Design Under 35: Andrea Cacciari Reflects on the Best of the Last 35 Years

07/18/16

Design Under 35: Andrea Cacciari Reflects on the Best of the Last 35 Years

We're celebrating our 35th anniversary by asking leading practitioners to share their picks for the most important design work since 1981.

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The Metropolis Summer Reading List 2016

07/15/16

The Metropolis Summer Reading List 2016

Architects, designers, curators, and publishers tell us what they will be reading this summer.

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Alberto Alessi: Keeping Up Craftsmanship In a Digital Age

07/14/16

Alberto Alessi: Keeping Up Craftsmanship In a Digital Age

Can Alessi guarantee the level of detail and sophistication the brand is known for while innovating with cutting-edge production methods still in their infancy?

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A Japanese Home That Transforms the Humble Window Sill

07/13/16

A Japanese Home That Transforms the Humble Window Sill

Inspired by the way a cat inhabits the windowsill, ikmo architects conceptually transformed this home's windowsills into small, configurable rooms.

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Why Now, More Than Ever, We Need A New Islamic Architecture

07/13/16

Why Now, More Than Ever, We Need A New Islamic Architecture

Too many new mosques are being built in "traditional" styles that rely on outdated tropes and ignore the challenges Muslim Americans today are facing.

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