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Francis Kéré Proposes Master Plan to Help His Country Heal

Francis Kéré Proposes Master Plan to Help His Country Heal

Francis Kéré, a Burkina Faso native, hopes to heal his torn country with his proposal for the parliament's master plan.

November 2016
AIA Responds to Trump's Election

AIA Responds to Trump's Election

AIA CEO Robert Ivy calls on architects to work with President-Elect Trump, particularly on improving the U.S.'s aging infrastructure.

November 2016
Temple of Light

Temple of Light

The recently opened Bahá’í Temple for South America took 14 years to come to fruition—without those years of research and development, this ambitious project would never have seen the light.

November 2016
At Cooper Hewitt, Socially-Responsible Design Takes Center Stage

At Cooper Hewitt, Socially-Responsible Design Takes Center Stage

While it may be eclectic in its curation, By the People sets a strong precedent for other design museums—hopefully, they will follow its lead.

November 2016
Gere Kavanaugh Awarded Ladislav Sutnar Prize

Gere Kavanaugh Awarded Ladislav Sutnar Prize

The American designer renowned for her innovation in textiles, pattern, and color was awarded the Ladislav Sutnar Prize today, along with four other laureates.

November 2016
Hitler's House: Should We Preserve or Destroy Nazi Icons?

Hitler's House: Should We Preserve or Destroy Nazi Icons?

Those who want the house destroyed cite its appeal as a ‘cult site’ for neo-Nazis. Others argue it should remain, to educate future generations about the dangers of radical extremism.

November 2016
Why Human Dynamics Are Key to Workspace Design

Why Human Dynamics Are Key to Workspace Design

With new standards for office culture, creating opportunities for professional relationships to develop and collaboration to occur is more integral than ever.

November 2016
Why Architects Must Rethink Restroom Design in Schools

Why Architects Must Rethink Restroom Design in Schools

While the transgender movement may be currently illuminating the issue, toilet privacy is a basic human right that educational institutions can provide through thoughtful design.

November 2016
The Sponge Park: Cleaning One of America's Most Polluted Waterways

The Sponge Park: Cleaning One of America's Most Polluted Waterways

The pilot project by dlandstudio, recently completed along the Gowanus Canal in New York City, will absorb polluted water like a sponge.

November 2016
The Upwards Gaze: Ceilings Finally Embrace Aesthetics

The Upwards Gaze: Ceilings Finally Embrace Aesthetics

Often relegated to pure functionalism, increasingly, the ceiling is taking on architectural expression.

October 2016
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