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What To Do with Lost Spaces Under NYC’s Elevated Bridges, Highways, Subway Tracks, and Rail Lines?

09/21/15

What To Do with Lost Spaces Under NYC’s Elevated Bridges, Highways, Subway Tracks, and Rail Lines?

A study by the Design Trust for Public Space and the Department of Transportation suggests ways to reclaim 7,000 miles in U.S. cities for public use.

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The Importance of Listening to Lessons From Nature

09/17/15

The Importance of Listening to Lessons From Nature

The ninth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series juxtaposes the focus on innovative form for its own sake with biophilic design.

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Considering the Long-Term Impact of Design Awards

09/15/15

Considering the Long-Term Impact of Design Awards

Past winners of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) talk about how they use their winnings to chart the way forward.

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New City Playgrounds Explore Undirected Play

09/15/15

New City Playgrounds Explore Undirected Play

What are other, less fearful cultures than our own, doing to give children autonomy and adventure?

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Modernist Minimalism and Our Relationship with Our Buildings

09/14/15

Modernist Minimalism and Our Relationship with Our Buildings

The eighth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series shows how our evolutionary heritage helps us see buildings viscerally, and not as intellectualized abstractions.

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What If Buying a House Were More Like Buying a Car?

09/11/15

What If Buying a House Were More Like Buying a Car?

Architects recognize that modern families care about the environment and aesthetics.

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Yesterday's Great Workplace Experiment Finds its Footing

09/08/15

Yesterday's Great Workplace Experiment Finds its Footing

Cloud-based technologies have made hoteling an attractive option for both large employers and freelancers.

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Why Do We Create Ornament to Mimic Nature?

09/08/15

Why Do We Create Ornament to Mimic Nature?

In the seventh installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, we learn how ornament that is coherent with the rest of a structure helps connect people to their environment, and create a positive, healing atmosphere.

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Design and Leadership

09/08/15

Design and Leadership

Design’s role in the workplace is a constantly moving target due to ever-changing business models. Christian Guellerin explores design's relevance to management and leadership positions.

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Timber’s Transformation: An Old Building Material is Reborn

09/01/15

Timber’s Transformation: An Old Building Material is Reborn

Leers Weinzapfel Associates used highly engineered timber as the primary structural system in their plans for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Design Building.

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