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The Architecture of the Dining Room

10/31/14

The Architecture of the Dining Room

A recent Pratt panel discussed the merits and emphases of restaurant design.

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Penn Station’s Destruction, Dramatized on Stage

10/31/14

Penn Station’s Destruction, Dramatized on Stage

A new play fictionalizes the events that led to the demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station.

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In the Thick of It: Remembering the Fight to Save the Theater District

10/27/14

In the Thick of It: Remembering the Fight to Save the Theater District

Author and preservation activist Roberta Gratz reminisces about her experiences with the Save the Theaters campaign.

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On China's Problem with "Weird" Architecture

10/27/14

On China's Problem with "Weird" Architecture

How seriously should architects take Xi Jinping’s remarks on unusual buildings?

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A Makerspace with Urban Ambitions

10/27/14

A Makerspace with Urban Ambitions

The founder of Portland's ADX on sharing, hard work, and the next generation of makers

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The 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Kicks Off

10/24/14

The 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Kicks Off

The biennial award honors transformative placemaking in the United States.

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Designers and Foodies Debate the Primacy of the Handmade and the Locally Sourced

10/23/14

Designers and Foodies Debate the Primacy of the Handmade and the Locally Sourced

A recent panel discussion at Nucraft explored the intersection between artisan design and food.

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Midcentury Finds: Don't Miss Wright Auction's Sale at Noon

10/23/14

Midcentury Finds: Don't Miss Wright Auction's Sale at Noon

The auction house will sell off pieces by designers such as Edgar Bartolucci, Alexander Girard, and Pierre Jeanneret.

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Modernism in Ruins: Artist "Vandalizes" a Le Corbusier Masterpiece

10/10/14

Modernism in Ruins: Artist "Vandalizes" a Le Corbusier Masterpiece

The visualizations find the architect's Villa Savoye in deep disrepair.

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Beyond DIY: How a Small Portland Factory Is Leading a New Makers Movement

10/09/14

Beyond DIY: How a Small Portland Factory Is Leading a New Makers Movement

Spooltown combines craft with factory scales of production.

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