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June 2014

Buffalo Museum Brings Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station to Life

06/30/14

Buffalo Museum Brings Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station to Life

The Pierce-Arrow Museum recently unveiled a replica of the architect's design.

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Atlanta Welcomes New Civil Rights Museum

06/28/14

Atlanta Welcomes New Civil Rights Museum

Nearly a decade in the making, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights opens its doors.

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Q&A: Olmsted Scholar Sara Zewde on Cultural Preservation, Landscape Architecture, and Kanye West

06/27/14

Q&A: Olmsted Scholar Sara Zewde on Cultural Preservation, Landscape Architecture, and Kanye West

The student discusses her influences, her scholarly work, and what's next .

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The 2014 Serpentine Pavilion Has Landed

06/26/14

The 2014 Serpentine Pavilion Has Landed

A squashed egg? An alien pod? Chilean architect Smiljan Radic talks about his quirky design.

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Futurists Propose "Walking City" of Configurable Housing Units

06/25/14

Futurists Propose "Walking City" of Configurable Housing Units

Terreform ONE proposes a radical answer to the question in multigenerational housing for America.

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Q&A: Erik Tietz

06/24/14

Q&A: Erik Tietz

The founding partner of Tietz-Baccon discusses how advances in materials and fabrication are changing design in more ways than just form.

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Biennale Breakdown: A Guide to the National Pavilions

06/23/14

Biennale Breakdown: A Guide to the National Pavilions

All the highlights, misses, and surprises from architecture's biggest event

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Make It Right's Next Move

06/20/14

Make It Right's Next Move

The non-profit plans to set up 20 LEED-Platinum homes on Montana Indian Reservation.

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Of Fundamentals and Fundamentalists: Critics Talk Koolhaas's Biennale

06/20/14

Of Fundamentals and Fundamentalists: Critics Talk Koolhaas's Biennale

What everyone is saying about Rem's Venice curatorial effort.

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Yves Behar's Digital Green Thumb

06/19/14

Yves Behar's Digital Green Thumb

Edyn, fuseproject's latest, promises to improve your gardening and change the future of farming. All in a day's work.

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Step Inside the Minneapolis Institute of Art's New and Improved African Art Galleries

06/18/14

Step Inside the Minneapolis Institute of Art's New and Improved African Art Galleries

The MIA's 4,000-object African collection now has a revitalized home.

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Recap: All the Best from NeoCon 2014

06/17/14

Recap: All the Best from NeoCon 2014

See all the Metropolis Likes winners from this year's design fair.

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ArcelorMittal Places a Golden Bet on England's World Cup Team

06/16/14

ArcelorMittal Places a Golden Bet on England's World Cup Team

London's ugliest icon will be gilded if the English squad takes home the tournament trophy.

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The Elephant in the Room: The Chilean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

06/13/14

The Elephant in the Room: The Chilean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

The exhibit, which won the Biennale’s Silver Lion, shows just how little architects understand modernity.

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Corian, A History of Design

06/10/14

Corian, A History of Design

See how the material has evolved over the years.

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Recap: The Inaugural PER/FORM Competition Puts Designers on the Clock

06/09/14

Recap: The Inaugural PER/FORM Competition Puts Designers on the Clock

The charrette gave students just three hours to produce a comprehensive and responsive building design.

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Remembering Vignelli

06/06/14

Remembering Vignelli

Friends, designers, and historians share their memories of the late designer.

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The Green Team Part 27: Growing Green Inside

06/04/14

The Green Team Part 27: Growing Green Inside

On the power of green, and how it can boost your creativity

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Signgeist 9: The Sustainable Rewards of Forensic Design

06/04/14

Signgeist 9: The Sustainable Rewards of Forensic Design

Cracking the case with design analysis

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How I Learned to Design the Life I Love

06/03/14

How I Learned to Design the Life I Love

Notes from an IIDA chapter event in Kansas City.

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