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January 2014

Building a University, Part 2: How 5 California Schools Approach Campus Design

01/31/14

Building a University, Part 2: How 5 California Schools Approach Campus Design

In the second of a two-part essay, five campus architects speak about how their schools are changing.

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A Pair of Artists Use Architecture to Study Film

01/30/14

A Pair of Artists Use Architecture to Study Film

'Interiors' is a journal dedicated to the study of film and architecture.

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The Mark One Takes 3-D Printing to the Next Level

01/30/14

The Mark One Takes 3-D Printing to the Next Level

Meet the world's first 3-D printer to use carbon fiber.

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'The Little Prince' and Le Corbusier

01/29/14

'The Little Prince' and Le Corbusier

What does the modernist architect have to do with the children's classic?

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Q&A: Melissa Weigel of Moment Factory

01/29/14

Q&A: Melissa Weigel of Moment Factory

The Multimedia Director of Moment Factory discusses the team's LAX Bradley International Terminal project, in advance of next month's Dynamic Digital Master Class in Las Vegas.

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Metropolis Welcomes 2014 with a New Batch of Game Changers

01/28/14

Metropolis Welcomes 2014 with a New Batch of Game Changers

A look at the Game Changers 2014 event, plus this year's specially-designed award.

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Living in a Digital World, Part 2: Using Technology to Engage with Nature

01/28/14

Living in a Digital World, Part 2: Using Technology to Engage with Nature

The Green Team discusses how can we merge our hyper-connected lives with nature?

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Storytelling in EGD: The Ancients Started It All

01/27/14

Storytelling in EGD: The Ancients Started It All

A look at Environmental Graphic Design's surprisingly long past.

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Who Will Control the Internet of Things?

01/27/14

Who Will Control the Internet of Things?

On one side, giants like Google and Cisco. On the other side, Thingful and the open data movement.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition Set to Open at MoMA

01/24/14

Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition Set to Open at MoMA

A new exhibition considers the urbanistic ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Q&A: Virginia Postrel, on Glamour and Design

01/23/14

Q&A: Virginia Postrel, on Glamour and Design

The author of the new book 'The Power of Glamour' discusses how design can be glamorous.

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Building a University, Part 1: How 5 California Schools Approach Campus Design

01/22/14

Building a University, Part 1: How 5 California Schools Approach Campus Design

The first of a two-part essay, five campus architects speak about how their schools are changing.

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Maya Romanoff: 1941-2014

01/21/14

Maya Romanoff: 1941-2014

The visionary designer and wall covering guru died last week.

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Reality Check: Did Women in Architecture Really Gain Ground in 2013?

01/21/14

Reality Check: Did Women in Architecture Really Gain Ground in 2013?

After the controversies have died down, Sherin Wing asks if 2013 really was the year of the woman.

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The ABCs of Architects

01/21/14

The ABCs of Architects

A graphic designer has devised a visual alphabet of architects and their most famous works.

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Le Corbusier's Ronchamp, Vandalized

01/20/14

Le Corbusier's Ronchamp, Vandalized

The architect's famous church was vandalized on Friday. The casualty: an original stained-glass window damaged beyond repair.

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The Poetics of Architectural Drawing

01/17/14

The Poetics of Architectural Drawing

The architect Gautam Bhatia discusses how drawing can be used to push beyond architecture's limitations.

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Hitchcock and the Architecture of Suspense

01/16/14

Hitchcock and the Architecture of Suspense

'The Wrong House' investigates how Alfred Hitchcock used architecture to create suspense in his films.

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Q&A: Marion Pressley, Landscape Architect

01/15/14

Q&A: Marion Pressley, Landscape Architect

Lessons learned from restoring Olmsted’s urban park system in the Boston area, and other historic sites.

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Q&A: Thomas Balsley, Landscape Architect

01/13/14

Q&A: Thomas Balsley, Landscape Architect

Anticipating the ravages of climate change with the design of resilient waterfront parks in urban settings.

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Q&A: Norman Foster on Niemeyer, Nature, and Cities

01/09/14

Q&A: Norman Foster on Niemeyer, Nature, and Cities

The Lord of Thames Bank talks about Niemeyer and the architect's influence on the new Norton Museum of Art.

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Future Hamburg Now, Part 2: Exploring Sustainable Inner-City Re-Development

01/09/14

Future Hamburg Now, Part 2: Exploring Sustainable Inner-City Re-Development

How Hamburg's first International Building Exhibition is changing the face of the city.

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01/09/14

Done Deal: MoMA To Raze Folk Art Museum

Surely, you're not surprised.

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01/07/14

Working With Steel: Single Speed Design

The principals of Single Speed Design discuss how the firm uses steel in innovative ways.

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Eero Saarinen's Bell Labs, Now Devoid of Life

01/03/14

Eero Saarinen's Bell Labs, Now Devoid of Life

A photographic tour of Eero Saarinen's massive Bell Labs complex, which is stuck in redevelopment limbo.

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Community Design Doc Screens in New York

01/03/14

Community Design Doc Screens in New York

The film, 'If You Build It,' will be followed by a conversation with its stars, Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller.

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Three Ways to Build Fitness into the Office Workday

01/02/14

Three Ways to Build Fitness into the Office Workday

Don't sit, stand! A few simple solutions to combatting office lethargy.

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