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No Such Thing as Bad Publicity? Why Clickbait's Bad for Affordable Housing

No Such Thing as Bad Publicity? Why Clickbait's Bad for Affordable Housing

The headlines covering Rural Studio’s 20K Project suggest the project is revolutionizing affordable housing for the masses, but ignore the vital differences between student work and building in the real world.

March 2016
50 Classic Book Covers Redesigned, Ready to Hit the Road

50 Classic Book Covers Redesigned, Ready to Hit the Road

A successful Kickstarter campaign means that 50x50, an exhibit that showcases 50 redesigned classic book covers, will reach all 50 states by 2017.

March 2016
Living Patterns As Tools Of Adaptive Design

Living Patterns As Tools Of Adaptive Design

As we learn to identify unhealthy technologies, let’s explore healthy and time-tested solutions that enhance our wellbeing.

March 2016
Evolution of a Grommet

Evolution of a Grommet

The history behind the simple product made to manage the wires of our digital devices

February 2016
Inside VIA 57West, BIG's First Building in North America

Inside VIA 57West, BIG's First Building in North America

A hard-hat tour on Wednesday provided a peek into the interiors of Manhattan's high-tech pyramid.

February 2016
The Salt Season

The Salt Season

Melting city ice with sodium chloride has a toxic impact on nearby plants. Are there safer ways to melt the snow?

February 2016
The Human Factor in Learning Communities

The Human Factor in Learning Communities

Metropolis Think Tank visits Gensler and their consultants in San Francisco to discuss the role of irreverence and play in shaping a new educational landscape.

February 2016
The Alvhem House Brings Scandinavian Charm to the Chesapeake Bay

The Alvhem House Brings Scandinavian Charm to the Chesapeake Bay

With its wall of windows and panoramic views of the Corsica River, Alvhem—which translates to "river home" in Swedish—lives up to its name.

February 2016
When Frank Lloyd Wright Was on the Outside Looking In, He at Least Had Company

When Frank Lloyd Wright Was on the Outside Looking In, He at Least Had Company

A small exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago unpacks a Dutch magazine’s obsession with the American master.

February 2016
Los Angeles Exhibition Explores the Thrilling Early Years of an Architect

Los Angeles Exhibition Explores the Thrilling Early Years of an Architect

"Errors, Estrangement, Messes and Fictions" evaluates the creative output of four young L.A. architects.

February 2016
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