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June 2013

Houses of Maine

06/30/13

Houses of Maine

A book of six beautiful homes that are integrated with their surroundings

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From Steam Fitting to Museum Fittings

06/29/13

From Steam Fitting to Museum Fittings

The new Wellin Museum of Art brings the artist, Dannielle Tegeder together with the architects, Machado & Silvetti

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Manufactured Landscapes

06/28/13

Manufactured Landscapes

The Museum of Modern Art celebrates the relationship between Le Corbusier and landscape.

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Sketches on the Connectivity of Art

06/26/13

Sketches on the Connectivity of Art

Are we evolving to a new, innovative future or returning to a comfortable past?

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Update: Section 433 Under Renewed Attack

06/26/13

Update: Section 433 Under Renewed Attack

Showdown vote on fossil-fuel free buildings looming on Senate floor

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GM’s Malibu in 3-D

06/25/13

GM’s Malibu in 3-D

Mainstream industrial production employs 3-D printing successfully.

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Looking back at Low-Rise High-Density Housing in NYC

06/24/13

Looking back at Low-Rise High-Density Housing in NYC

What can past solutions teach us about solving today’s housing crisis?

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Urban Exploration Goes Legit

06/24/13

Urban Exploration Goes Legit

Visit Hidden City Philadelphia 2013 this weekend, before it closes

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The Greenest Home

06/24/13

The Greenest Home

A stunning new book proves that passive, super-insulated homes can be beautiful and responsible

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Q&A: David Obel Rosenkvist

06/23/13

Q&A: David Obel Rosenkvist

Fritz Hansen’s U.S. representative makes the case for buying original design

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Celebrating Trains

06/21/13

Celebrating Trains

As travel of the future moves underground, a Grand Central celebration reexamines train travel's past

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Green Team 15: Low-allergy Landscapes

06/20/13

Green Team 15: Low-allergy Landscapes

The battle of the sexes that produces human discomfort in springtime

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Collaboration is Not as Easy as Pie

06/19/13

Collaboration is Not as Easy as Pie

Students and teachers learn that working well together is a more complex process than anyone thinks it is

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Q&A: Tom Krizmanic

06/19/13

Q&A: Tom Krizmanic

What if workplaces were designed for thinking men and women?

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How the U.S. Government is Using Technology To Save Oil—and Lives

06/18/13

How the U.S. Government is Using Technology To Save Oil—and Lives

Researching ways to measure the complex interactions between architecture, environment, and culture

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Favelas & the New Digital Class

06/18/13

Favelas & the New Digital Class

Innovative thinking on the ground is changing the way residents in poor neighborhoods get information from the cloud

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A New Humanism: Part 23

06/17/13

A New Humanism: Part 23

Light as an inescapable material of design

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Niels Diffrient: A Tribute in Conversation

06/17/13

Niels Diffrient: A Tribute in Conversation

One of the last interviews given by the late and great industrial designer

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Just Get Up and Walk

06/14/13

Just Get Up and Walk

Let’s shrink America’s waistline and grow the economy

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The Prairie Project

06/13/13

The Prairie Project

Learning from the nature to forward a more resilient, well-adapted Chicago

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The Gender Gap Continues

06/13/13

The Gender Gap Continues

Will the powerful female economy change the way furniture is designed and sold?

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Niels Diffrient: Father of Ergonomics

06/12/13

Niels Diffrient: Father of Ergonomics

Mourning the death of the great industrial designer and inspiring generalist

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Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

06/11/13

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

New book discovers a more carefree moment in a Long Island beach community when sustainable modernism took root

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A Nice Gesture

06/10/13

A Nice Gesture

Steelcase’s new chair design recognizes what working in the cloud is doing to our earthly bodies

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Boston’s Vital Streets Extend Into the Water

06/10/13

Boston’s Vital Streets Extend Into the Water

Competition during Common Boston week addresses neglected urban connections

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Teaching Architecture with Kids' Toys

06/10/13

Teaching Architecture with Kids' Toys

Learning is fun with blocks and building sets

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The Genius of Biome

06/08/13

The Genius of Biome

Learning to be resilient by getting familiar with nature’s tool-kit of innovation

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Weaving Design and Play Together

06/07/13

Weaving Design and Play Together

New creations by the Campanas at their first solo show in the U.S.

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Rudy Bruner Award 2013 Medalists Reveal New Thinking About Urban Excellence

06/07/13

Rudy Bruner Award 2013 Medalists Reveal New Thinking About Urban Excellence

Neglected urban spaces unite people, skills, and communities

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 Q&A: Oren Safdie

06/06/13

Q&A: Oren Safdie

New play examines architecture, creativity, and the Holocaust

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 A New Humanism: Part 22

06/06/13

A New Humanism: Part 22

Our senses connect us to information, to everything we know and feel

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Q&A: Lyndon Thomas, Facilities Planner

06/05/13

Q&A: Lyndon Thomas, Facilities Planner

How a global real-estate company manages to keep its employees’ desks organized.

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Interior Design Students Connect with Community

06/05/13

Interior Design Students Connect with Community

Working on the large urban scale, with a transient and local population, college students make connections between inside and outside.

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Summer Video Game Series: Prison Architect

06/04/13

Summer Video Game Series: Prison Architect

Young architects use their talents and skills to design games

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 Q&A: Ian Schrager

06/01/13

Q&A: Ian Schrager

The mavin of hotel design speaks about creativity, intuition, culture, and a rapidly changing marketplace

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