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Can We Please Get Beyond the 'Building the Border Wall?' Boycott?

03/21/16

Can We Please Get Beyond the 'Building the Border Wall?' Boycott?

A design competition has inspired controversy and a boycott—but also moved the conversation away from the important questions.

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Evolution of a Grommet

03/17/16

Evolution of a Grommet

The history behind the simple product made to manage the wires of our digital devices

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Architecture For People, Not Machines

03/17/16

Architecture For People, Not Machines

The majority of contemporary design caters to machines, not people. Adaptive design offers another way.

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How Design Thinking Is Changing Medicine

03/16/16

How Design Thinking Is Changing Medicine

PInCH, a competition that embraces design thinking, is attempting to revolutionize biomedical research.h.

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Herman Miller's 12 Rules To Design By

03/15/16

Herman Miller's 12 Rules To Design By

When Max De Pree picked Nicholas Grimshaw to design Herman Miller's factory in 1975, he handed the architect a remarkable list of guidelines.

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 Wetland Restoration: A New Driver for Development in China?

03/14/16

Wetland Restoration: A New Driver for Development in China?

Instead of draining a wetland to help build a city, AECOM is filling and restoring one.

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From Hat-Roof to Google-Proof: Uniforms for Imaginary Professions

03/11/16

From Hat-Roof to Google-Proof: Uniforms for Imaginary Professions

Famed designers, from Angela Missoni to Vivienne Westwood, playfully reimagine the workwear of today and tomorrow.

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The Teapot That Changed Computer Graphics History

03/11/16

The Teapot That Changed Computer Graphics History

In 1974, computer scientist Martin Newell complained to his wife: he needed a better model for graphical experimentation.

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Toyo Ito in Conversation with His Protégées (At Last)

03/10/16

Toyo Ito in Conversation with His Protégées (At Last)

In their first-ever joint discussion, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, and Junya Ishigami reflect on Ito's philosophy and its relation to their works.

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The Curious Case of Poland's Communist-Era Church Boom

03/10/16

The Curious Case of Poland's Communist-Era Church Boom

The socialist state thought allowing the building of ecclesiastical structures would prevent citizens from protesting; in reality, it became an act of protest.

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