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Can Fashion Help Refugees? This Parsons Student's Ingenious Line Shows How

06/03/16

Can Fashion Help Refugees? This Parsons Student's Ingenious Line Shows How

“Design for Difference” merges style with utility in multi-functional garments that do more than clothe, but protect, shelter, and carry items.

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4 Women Urbanists Reflect on Their Relationship to Jane Jacobs

06/03/16

4 Women Urbanists Reflect on Their Relationship to Jane Jacobs

Four women urbanists reflect on how Jane Jacobs has inspired their work and their perspectives on the city.

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Timely, Urban, and Contextual: The Venice Architecture Biennale's Most Thought-Provoking Pavilions

05/31/16

Timely, Urban, and Contextual: The Venice Architecture Biennale's Most Thought-Provoking Pavilions

The best of the pack stood out by marrying beautiful design with stimulating, politically urgent content.

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Q&A: Malkit Shoshan, Curator of the Dutch Pavilion

05/31/16

Q&A: Malkit Shoshan, Curator of the Dutch Pavilion

Malkit Shoshan, the curator of the Dutch Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, discusses her exhibit on the architecture of UN bases around the world.

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A Student-Designed Canteen That Became A Community Landmark

05/31/16

A Student-Designed Canteen That Became A Community Landmark

When the Chonnabot School canteen, a perennial victim of flooding and termites, was retired, third-year architecture students were given the task of replacing it.

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Welcome Home: "Making Heimat" Exhibition Politicizes the Architecture of Refugee Housing

05/25/16

Welcome Home: "Making Heimat" Exhibition Politicizes the Architecture of Refugee Housing

The German pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale spotlights the country's refugee crisis and its impact on housing infrastructure.

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Q&A: Beverly Willis on Finding Design in Everything

05/24/16

Q&A: Beverly Willis on Finding Design in Everything

The architect-designer discusses her long career and mulls over her influence in fields from art to software design.

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Architecture Isn’t the Villain of "High-Rise"—We Are

05/24/16

Architecture Isn’t the Villain of "High-Rise"—We Are

In the film adaptation of J.G. Ballard's book, a few people’s domestic fantasies are enough to tear apart Anthony Royal’s Brutalist monolith.

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Design Advocacy and Material Sustainability

05/23/16

Design Advocacy and Material Sustainability

Metropolis publisher and editor in chief Susan S. Szenasy talked with the principals of Houston-based Kirksey Architecture about architects as design advocates, master builders, and how material sustainability and building codes might reflect regional conditions.

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Apple's New Union Square Flagship Store Emphasizes Community

05/20/16

Apple's New Union Square Flagship Store Emphasizes Community

Fifteen years after opening its first store, Apple has once again revamped the retail typology, adding a slew of new gathering spaces.

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