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April 2014

Five Architectural Highlights from the Pathé Newsreel Archive

04/29/14

Five Architectural Highlights from the Pathé Newsreel Archive

Dig into British Pathé's 85,000-video archive with these architecture clips.

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Behind the Scenes at 3form

04/29/14

Behind the Scenes at 3form

A look at how the materials manufacturer plans to go carbon neutral and beyond.

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Doshi Levien's Rabari Rugs Play with Tradition

04/28/14

Doshi Levien's Rabari Rugs Play with Tradition

The designer duo's new flatweave rug collection is the result of a truly global process.

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Forensis: Architecture in the Court of Law

04/28/14

Forensis: Architecture in the Court of Law

How one group of architects is using forensics as a tool for justice.

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Signgeist #8: The Silent Language of Cemeteries

04/25/14

Signgeist #8: The Silent Language of Cemeteries

Seeing signs in graveyards

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The Activist Generation Changes the Face of the Favela

04/25/14

The Activist Generation Changes the Face of the Favela

A young tour guide demonstrates the vital culture of his community, a teeming Sao Paulo favela.

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Learning from Mao: Architecture Students Redesign a Fashion Classic

04/25/14

Learning from Mao: Architecture Students Redesign a Fashion Classic

Students from the USC School of Architecture were given a strange task: create a Mao jacket out of unconventional materials.

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Hans Hollein: 1934-2014

04/24/14

Hans Hollein: 1934-2014

The Austrian architect was a pioneer of Postmodernism, for whom everything was architecture.

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Reimagining Architectural History in Cardboard

04/24/14

Reimagining Architectural History in Cardboard

Artist David Lefkowitz creates speculative structures on and out of corrugated cardboard.

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Q&A: James Stewart Polshek

04/24/14

Q&A: James Stewart Polshek

The architect talks about his new book, his decades-long career and practice, and what's next.

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Are These the Best Designs of the Year?

04/24/14

Are These the Best Designs of the Year?

London's Design Museum has announced the seven winners of its annual Designs of the Year awards.

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New Details of Norman Foster's Design for Apple HQ

04/22/14

New Details of Norman Foster's Design for Apple HQ

More than a spaceship: A better look at Apple Campus 2's sustainable and architectural features

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In the Midst of Controversy, Qatar Cancels Four World Cup Stadiums

04/22/14

In the Midst of Controversy, Qatar Cancels Four World Cup Stadiums

The Gulf state has announced that it will reduce the number of stadia it had planned to build for the 2022 World Cup.

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Carbon Neutral Design: How Do We Get There?

04/22/14

Carbon Neutral Design: How Do We Get There?

Metropolis hosts a Twitterview with 3form's director of sustainability

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Q&A: Wendell Burnette on the Architecture of Place

04/21/14

Q&A: Wendell Burnette on the Architecture of Place

The architect and former Taliesin fellow discusses why landscape matters.

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MoMA Commences Demolition of the Folk Art Museum Building

04/18/14

MoMA Commences Demolition of the Folk Art Museum Building

The razing of the Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects-designed building is expected to be completed by the summer.

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The After-After Duany

04/16/14

The After-After Duany

The Congress for the New Urbanism's new appointment signals a shift in the organization's goals and outlook.

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Living Cities, the Runners-Up

04/15/14

Living Cities, the Runners-Up

A look at four honorable mentions from the Living Cities competition

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Voyage to the Interior: A Spatial Biologist Talks Design

04/11/14

Voyage to the Interior: A Spatial Biologist Talks Design

A molecular biologist-turned-designer discusses the intricacies of his research, and what the architecture of the cell has to do with the built environment.

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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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“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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