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How the Workplace Will Change in the Coming Year

12/22/15

How the Workplace Will Change in the Coming Year

The vice president of strategic partnerships of Kontor gives his take on the office trends that are poised to transform the 2016 workscape.

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Living Patterns and the Principle of Concavity

12/18/15

Living Patterns and the Principle of Concavity

In the next installment of this series by Nikos A. Salingaros, we see how the shape of our spaces, both public and private, can help reduce anxiety.

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Urban Placemaking Celebrated at RBA Award Events in Cleveland and Greenville

12/15/15

Urban Placemaking Celebrated at RBA Award Events in Cleveland and Greenville

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence recognizes Silver Medalist projects such as Uptown District in Cleveland and Falls Park in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Why Do Some People Choose Oppressive Environments?

12/15/15

Why Do Some People Choose Oppressive Environments?

Misunderstanding the difference between synthetic and natural processes can lead to buildings that go against our nature.

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Moshe Safdie and the World: New York Retrospective Finds the Architect Adopting a Global Perspective

12/11/15

Moshe Safdie and the World: New York Retrospective Finds the Architect Adopting a Global Perspective

An ongoing retrospective at New York's National Gallery posits a new international focus for the architect's work.

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Join Metropolis and KI's Twitterview on the Future of Healthcare

12/09/15

Join Metropolis and KI's Twitterview on the Future of Healthcare

Metropolis will host a Q & A session with Susan S. Szenasy, the magazine’s publisher and editor in chief and and KI's Vice President of Healthcare Debbie Breunig. The conversation will take place on Twitter and users will be able to participate and follow along by using the hashtag #DesignForHealth.

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Tomorrow's Workplace Will Have Virtual-Reality Pods and In-Office Vegetable Plots, Say Students

12/08/15

Tomorrow's Workplace Will Have Virtual-Reality Pods and In-Office Vegetable Plots, Say Students

The day-long Workspace Invader event asked 16 London pupils to design the office of the future.

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The AIA Gold Medal Goes to Venturi & Scott Brown: Progress and the Prize

12/08/15

The AIA Gold Medal Goes to Venturi & Scott Brown: Progress and the Prize

On why the Gold Medal isn’t too little too late, it’s just a little with a long way to go

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The Case for Human-Centered Healthcare Design

12/02/15

The Case for Human-Centered Healthcare Design

Humane hospital care is subverted by an outmoded practice: metrics based design.

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Low-Tech Tool Helps Designers Create Healthier Spaces

12/01/15

Low-Tech Tool Helps Designers Create Healthier Spaces

Activist designers work to reveal the chemistry and environmental impact of furnishing products.

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