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 Wetland Restoration: A New Driver for Development in China?

03/14/16

Wetland Restoration: A New Driver for Development in China?

Instead of draining a wetland to help build a city, AECOM is filling and restoring one.

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From Hat-Roof to Google-Proof: Uniforms for Imaginary Professions

03/11/16

From Hat-Roof to Google-Proof: Uniforms for Imaginary Professions

Famed designers, from Angela Missoni to Vivienne Westwood, playfully reimagine the workwear of today and tomorrow.

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The Teapot That Changed Computer Graphics History

03/11/16

The Teapot That Changed Computer Graphics History

In 1974, computer scientist Martin Newell complained to his wife: he needed a better model for graphical experimentation.

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Toyo Ito in Conversation with His Protégées (At Last)

03/10/16

Toyo Ito in Conversation with His Protégées (At Last)

In their first-ever joint discussion, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, and Junya Ishigami reflect on Ito's philosophy and its relation to their works.

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The Curious Case of Poland's Communist-Era Church Boom

03/10/16

The Curious Case of Poland's Communist-Era Church Boom

The socialist state thought allowing the building of ecclesiastical structures would prevent citizens from protesting; in reality, it became an act of protest.

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Less Harsh, More Handsome: Breuer's Whitney Gets a "Modest" Renovation

03/08/16

Less Harsh, More Handsome: Breuer's Whitney Gets a "Modest" Renovation

The Whitney Museum's former home boasts a new tenant, but its Brutalist character remains.

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No Such Thing as Bad Publicity? Why Clickbait's Bad for Affordable Housing

03/08/16

No Such Thing as Bad Publicity? Why Clickbait's Bad for Affordable Housing

The headlines covering Rural Studio’s 20K Project suggest the project is revolutionizing affordable housing for the masses, but ignore the vital differences between student work and building in the real world.

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50 Classic Book Covers Redesigned, Ready to Hit the Road

03/04/16

50 Classic Book Covers Redesigned, Ready to Hit the Road

A successful Kickstarter campaign means that 50x50, an exhibit that showcases 50 redesigned classic book covers, will reach all 50 states by 2017.

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Living Patterns As Tools Of Adaptive Design

03/02/16

Living Patterns As Tools Of Adaptive Design

As we learn to identify unhealthy technologies, let’s explore healthy and time-tested solutions that enhance our wellbeing.

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Inside VIA 57West, BIG's First Building in North America

02/26/16

Inside VIA 57West, BIG's First Building in North America

A hard-hat tour on Wednesday provided a peek into the interiors of Manhattan's high-tech pyramid.

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