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March 2013

Public Interest Design

03/30/13

Public Interest Design

The mantra of Public Interest Design Week was that everyone deserves good design

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Battered Neighborhood Starts Coming Back

03/29/13

Battered Neighborhood Starts Coming Back

PS1’s VW Dome 2 gives the Rockaway community a place to gather in and be inspired by

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Harvey Gantt Honored With Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

03/29/13

Harvey Gantt Honored With Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

A look at the legacy of Harvey Gantt, architect, politician, and pioneer in civil rights

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03/28/13

InstaWHAT?

A webinar teaches the design community about the power of Instagram

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Crowdsourced Design

03/28/13

Crowdsourced Design

What happens when our design choices become public domain

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Building Resilience

03/27/13

Building Resilience

How to create resilient cities and societies

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Design vs Art

03/27/13

Design vs Art

Revisiting the age-old question: where do the two diverge?

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The Vanishing Buildings of the USPS

03/26/13

The Vanishing Buildings of the USPS

Many of the storied structures that have housed the Postal Service for decades are at risk

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In Defense of Make it Right

03/25/13

In Defense of Make it Right

If you rebuild it, will they come?

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A New Kind of Library

03/22/13

A New Kind of Library

A network of libraries in Africa feed communities with knowledge, creativity conduits, and revenue

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Places that Work: Some Small Homes

03/22/13

Places that Work: Some Small Homes

If certain criteria are met, living in a small space can be a great experience

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 Toward Resilient Architectures 1: Biology Lessons

03/22/13

Toward Resilient Architectures 1: Biology Lessons

Resilient systems may help architecture

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The Green Team Part 11: What Lies Beneath

03/21/13

The Green Team Part 11: What Lies Beneath

How underground utilities impact landscape improvements

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Q&A: Steven Holl

03/20/13

Q&A: Steven Holl

Steven Hall talks about his watercolor drawings

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A New Humanism: Part 13

03/18/13

A New Humanism: Part 13

The lure of the new

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Why the Chair?

03/16/13

Why the Chair?

What lies behind our endless fascination with chairs

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On the Road with the Rudy Bruner Award: Congo Street Initiative – Dallas, TX

03/15/13

On the Road with the Rudy Bruner Award: Congo Street Initiative – Dallas, TX

Dispatches from the field: Congo Street Initiative, Dallas

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A Different Model for Design Education

03/14/13

A Different Model for Design Education

How to provide useful design solutions without being culturally reductive

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How a New Product Gets Recognized

03/13/13

How a New Product Gets Recognized

Exploring the process of designing

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New Book on James Stirling

03/12/13

New Book on James Stirling

Was James Stirling modernism’s last great prophet, or postmodernism’s original poster child?

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Q&A: HPD, The Chairman's Point of View

03/11/13

Q&A: HPD, The Chairman's Point of View

Look for a slow, steady, reasoned transformation of the marketplace

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Creative Leadership Is Gardening, Not Architecture

03/08/13

Creative Leadership Is Gardening, Not Architecture

"Gardening, not architecture" as the guiding statement for leading a studio

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Light After Dark

03/08/13

Light After Dark

Using light not only to illuminate, but to animate the dark

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Working With Nature

03/07/13

Working With Nature

New book examines modernists’ humble approach to landscape architecture

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Q&A: HPD, the Manufacturer's Point of View

03/06/13

Q&A: HPD, the Manufacturer's Point of View

Who’s responsible for making our products healthy?

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A New Humanism: Part 12

03/05/13

A New Humanism: Part 12

Structuring experience: Order and Patterns

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All Aboard the Belching China Express

03/04/13

All Aboard the Belching China Express

China has the size, the wealth, and the “political will” capable of leading us to a cleaner, greener future

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Sou Fujimoto's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

03/04/13

Sou Fujimoto's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

The new Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is a semi-transparent ring that shelters visitors from the elements and forms a visually engaging backdrop

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Architects' Village?

03/02/13

Architects' Village?

Philly's urban experiment in design density

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The Green Team Part 10: POPS for the People...and the Developer

03/01/13

The Green Team Part 10: POPS for the People...and the Developer

New York’s “privately owned public spaces” conceived to serve the common good

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