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In the Thick of It: Remembering the Fight to Save the Theater District

In the Thick of It: Remembering the Fight to Save the Theater District

Author and preservation activist Roberta Gratz reminisces about her experiences with the Save the Theaters campaign.

October 2014
On China's Problem with "Weird" Architecture

On China's Problem with "Weird" Architecture

How seriously should architects take Xi Jinping’s remarks on unusual buildings?

October 2014
A Makerspace with Urban Ambitions

A Makerspace with Urban Ambitions

The founder of Portland's ADX on sharing, hard work, and the next generation of makers

October 2014
The 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Kicks Off

The 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Kicks Off

The biennial award honors transformative placemaking in the United States.

October 2014
Designers and Foodies Debate the Primacy of the Handmade and the Locally Sourced

Designers and Foodies Debate the Primacy of the Handmade and the Locally Sourced

A recent panel discussion at Nucraft explored the intersection between artisan design and food.

October 2014
Midcentury Finds: Don't Miss Wright Auction's Sale at Noon

Midcentury Finds: Don't Miss Wright Auction's Sale at Noon

The auction house will sell off pieces by designers such as Edgar Bartolucci, Alexander Girard, and Pierre Jeanneret.

October 2014
Modernism in Ruins: Artist "Vandalizes" a Le Corbusier Masterpiece

Modernism in Ruins: Artist "Vandalizes" a Le Corbusier Masterpiece

The visualizations find the architect's Villa Savoye in deep disrepair.

October 2014
Beyond DIY: How a Small Portland Factory Is Leading a New Makers Movement

Beyond DIY: How a Small Portland Factory Is Leading a New Makers Movement

Spooltown combines craft with factory scales of production.

October 2014
Artist Conjures Up Levitating Building in Central London

Artist Conjures Up Levitating Building in Central London

Alex Chinneck, an artist known for architectural legerdemain, won't reveal the secret behind the floating "building" until later in the month.

October 2014
How New Architecture Is Pointing the Way to Portland 2.0

How New Architecture Is Pointing the Way to Portland 2.0

Two recent projects by Portland-based Lever Architecture gesture towards the city's future.

October 2014
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