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Urban Hopes, Urban Dreams

02/20/14

Urban Hopes, Urban Dreams

A monograph dedicated to Steven Holl's large-scale projects in China points to a new 21st-century urbanism.

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After Sandy, Manhattan Landlords Reach Out to Design Professionals for Flood Protection Solutions

02/19/14

After Sandy, Manhattan Landlords Reach Out to Design Professionals for Flood Protection Solutions

An architect discusses how his firm is protecting buildings from future floods.

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How Urban Planners Say 'I Love You'

02/14/14

How Urban Planners Say 'I Love You'

Mapping the crevices and cornices of love: Valentines Day cards for designers.

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Pratt Student Designs Take Over Macy's Windows

02/12/14

Pratt Student Designs Take Over Macy's Windows

Macy's unveiled new knitwear styles by Pratt students in a very public way.

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Rethinking Education with Design Thinking

02/06/14

Rethinking Education with Design Thinking

How school curriculums are incorporating new concepts of "design thinking"—an architect's perspective.

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Brad Ascalon's New Furniture Collection Is Inspired by a Typeface

02/05/14

Brad Ascalon's New Furniture Collection Is Inspired by a Typeface

The designer's new sofa collection takes cues from the classic Caslon typeface.

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Q&A: Mikaël Charpin on Montreal’s Luminous Quartier des Spectacles

02/05/14

Q&A: Mikaël Charpin on Montreal’s Luminous Quartier des Spectacles

How art, light, and digital technology turned a run-down neighborhood into a tourist attraction.

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These Maps Show How Subway Maps Twist Urban Reality

02/04/14

These Maps Show How Subway Maps Twist Urban Reality

A new project reveals how wrong subway maps really are.

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Building a University, Part 2: How 5 California Schools Approach Campus Design

01/31/14

Building a University, Part 2: How 5 California Schools Approach Campus Design

In the second of a two-part essay, five campus architects speak about how their schools are changing.

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A Pair of Artists Use Architecture to Study Film

01/30/14

A Pair of Artists Use Architecture to Study Film

'Interiors' is a journal dedicated to the study of film and architecture.

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