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January 2013

Q&A: Paul Levy

01/30/13

Q&A: Paul Levy

President of Philadelphia's Center City District talks about his initiatives for the area.

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Zhengzhou's Greenland Plaza Opens

01/30/13

Zhengzhou's Greenland Plaza Opens

The new tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill becomes the centerpiece of Zhengzhou, China.

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What I Learned While Building a House

01/29/13

What I Learned While Building a House

Working with MASS Design Group in Rwanda Michelle Benoit learns about more than just architecture.

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Q&A: Brian Geller

01/28/13

Q&A: Brian Geller

The executive director of the Seattle 2030 District talks about the birth of his organization and the way forward.

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Ben Katchor Has a New Book

01/28/13

Ben Katchor Has a New Book

The zany world of Metropolis columnist is recorded in a new book.

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A New Way of Designing:  Part 3

01/27/13

A New Way of Designing: Part 3

Young designers play a game of “exquisite corpse” in order to develop ideas.

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A New Humanism: Part 7

01/26/13

A New Humanism: Part 7

Our search for orientation helps us conquer the unknown

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The Green Team Part 8, Property Lines: Invisible Identifiers of Ownership

01/25/13

The Green Team Part 8, Property Lines: Invisible Identifiers of Ownership

Know your limits

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Engaging with Gowanus

01/24/13

Engaging with Gowanus

The community gets a say in the Gowanus Canal project.

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Embracing the City

01/24/13

Embracing the City

Paul Clemence checks the progress of Miami Art Museum.

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Resolve to Get Off Your Butt

01/23/13

Resolve to Get Off Your Butt

The key to a healthier life - standing.

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The ABCs of Architecture

01/22/13

The ABCs of Architecture

An animation showcases the world's most influential architects.

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A New Way of Designing: Part 2

01/21/13

A New Way of Designing: Part 2

Entering a competition sometimes requires taking a completely different approach.

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Remembering Balthazar Korab

01/18/13

Remembering Balthazar Korab

The famous photographer passed away on January 15, 2013.

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On the Periphery

01/15/13

On the Periphery

How lighting can be used to establish a sense of wellbeing and a desired emotional tone

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SOM's Great Lakes Century Project Wins New Accolades

01/14/13

SOM's Great Lakes Century Project Wins New Accolades

The first dramatic foray into the revival of the Great Lakes region wins AIA award.

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A New Humanism: Part 6

01/14/13

A New Humanism: Part 6

Paying attention to our abiding search for refuge and prospect

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A New Way of Designing: Part 1

01/13/13

A New Way of Designing: Part 1

Mark Ramirez chronicles the evolving design process at Hickok Cole Architects.

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Q&A: Andy Revkin

01/12/13

Q&A: Andy Revkin

Andy Revkin talks about his view of the environmental road ahead

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The Green Team Part 7: From Field to Park

01/11/13

The Green Team Part 7: From Field to Park

Orchestrating digging times and planting windows

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Party Like It's 1999

01/10/13

Party Like It's 1999

The San Francisco SoMa neighborhood is booming but the infrastructure still leaves a lot to be desired.

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Empowered by Light and Shadow

01/10/13

Empowered by Light and Shadow

Mijeong Shin uses Feng Shui to design lighting fixtures that counteract some of the most common illnesses that affect millions each year

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Seeds of Enlightenment

01/09/13

Seeds of Enlightenment

Minding Design symposium brought together the fields of neuroscience and design education.

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Observing Climate Change

01/08/13

Observing Climate Change

NASA’s satellites reveal the alarming rate of climate change.

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A New Humanism: Part 5

01/07/13

A New Humanism: Part 5

Architectural pleasure and evolved human behavior

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Lift 20 lbs, Get Light!

01/04/13

Lift 20 lbs, Get Light!

Turning gravity in a source of light and helping those in need.

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20th Century World Architecture

01/03/13

20th Century World Architecture

Phaidon's Atlas of Architecture is both extensive and comprehensive

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Places That Work: London's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

01/02/13

Places That Work: London's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

The 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion provides both prospect and refuge.

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Design for the Whole Human Experience

01/01/13

Design for the Whole Human Experience

American Society of Interior Designers develops exciting programs to demonstrate the positive impact of design

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