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The Story of Kowloon Walled City: How Hong Kong's Vertical Village Came to Be

04/11/14

The Story of Kowloon Walled City: How Hong Kong's Vertical Village Came to Be

An excerpt from the definitive text on the legendary anarchic walled settlement

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Designer Profile: Fredericks & Mae

04/10/14

Designer Profile: Fredericks & Mae

We visit the young Brooklyn designers and talk about their love of design, games, and history.

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The 10 Best Houses of 2014

04/08/14

The 10 Best Houses of 2014

The American Institute of Architects has released its top housing picks of the year.

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How to Connect with Your Customer

04/08/14

How to Connect with Your Customer

5 steps for creating a sustainable advantage in the connection economy

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“Would You Like Ear-Splitting Noise and Migraines With Your Order?”

04/03/14

“Would You Like Ear-Splitting Noise and Migraines With Your Order?”

One architect's call to regulate sound abuse in restaurants and other commercial venues across the country

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Signgeist 7: Signature Urban Objects

03/31/14

Signgeist 7: Signature Urban Objects

The latest installment of Signgeist investigates the everyday "un-signs" of cities like Paris and New York.

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How Do We Make Our Cities More Resilient? Make Them More Natural

03/28/14

How Do We Make Our Cities More Resilient? Make Them More Natural

How biomimetics could be the key to our urban future

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Q&A: Daniel Libeskind on Italy, Product Design, and the State of Architecture Today

03/27/14

Q&A: Daniel Libeskind on Italy, Product Design, and the State of Architecture Today

The celebrated architect discusses his recent foray into products and how it's helped redefine his understanding of design.

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Making the Past Present: How a Site’s History Can Shape its Future

03/26/14

Making the Past Present: How a Site’s History Can Shape its Future

How architects can mine a site's story to craft solutions specific to its context

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Education: Design, Creativity, and Knowledge

03/21/14

Education: Design, Creativity, and Knowledge

Why aren’t our elementary schools teaching reading, counting, and creating?

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