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How a 16-Year-Old Is Changing Her Favela, for the Better

How a 16-Year-Old Is Changing Her Favela, for the Better

A brewing youth movement seeks to improve favelas.

March 2014
Painting Innovation: Q&A with Steve Revnew

Painting Innovation: Q&A with Steve Revnew

The Sherwin-Williams Vice President of Product Development discusses the company's latest advances in fighting airborne pollutants.

March 2014
More Green, Less Gramps: Cadillac Rebrands Itself with New Hybrid

More Green, Less Gramps: Cadillac Rebrands Itself with New Hybrid

With the launch of the 2014 ELR, Cadillac revamps itself as a source of hip luxury.

March 2014
Moral Responsibility, Zaha Hadid and the al-Wakrah Stadium

Moral Responsibility, Zaha Hadid and the al-Wakrah Stadium

Writer Sherin Wing offers an alternative take on whether or not the architect is as powerless as the latter claims.

March 2014
Partners in Design

Partners in Design

Students from Northern Michigan University collaborated with Lloyd Flanders furniture makers to prototype human centered design.

March 2014
Community-Based Architecture: A Third Model

Community-Based Architecture: A Third Model

The Allencrest Community Learning Center is a case study in how architects can collaborate with communities.

March 2014
Why Architects Shouldn't Fetishize Slums

Why Architects Shouldn't Fetishize Slums

Projects like Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City have sparked fascination among architects and designers, who overlook the terrible living conditions these slums fostered.

February 2014
Governments, Not Architects, Should Shoulder Responsibility for Worker Deaths, Says Hadid

Governments, Not Architects, Should Shoulder Responsibility for Worker Deaths, Says Hadid

The architect's controversial comments have come under fire. But might Zaha be right?

February 2014
Signgeist 6: Public Images, Commonplace and Crafted

Signgeist 6: Public Images, Commonplace and Crafted

In a world of signs, first impressions matter.

February 2014
The New Urban Vandalism: Why Cities Are Destroying Graffiti

The New Urban Vandalism: Why Cities Are Destroying Graffiti

Contrary to developers' claims, graffiti isn't blight. Instead, it's a kind of public art form that benefits our cities.

February 2014
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