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A Home of the Future

Fantastically futuristic, there's something eerie about this geodesic sky-dome. Like a 1950s vision of the future coming to life, it's otherworldly -- something out of a science fiction movie. In late 2011, this dome, aptly named The Home for the…

Out of (traditional) Practice

A rendering of the East River waterfront esplanade, by SHoP Architects. New York City's architecture community braved the snow recently to hear Greg Pasquerelli of SHoP Architecture explain how he and his partners are moving beyond identified styles and developing…

Designing to Heal: Luxury Healthcare

Where can one find world class doctors, highly customized medical plans, a five star spa, health club, and restaurant? The Chaum Center, in Seoul, Korea, designed by KMD architects, combines all these things in an attempt to transform health care.…

Bertie County at the TED Talks

How can introducing a design curriculum to a high school, in one of America’s poorest rural counties, create new opportunities? Emily Pilloton, author of Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People, published in 2009 by Metropolis Books, shows us, in…

Young Designers to Explore Global Issues

Each year the Fulbright Program offers grants to 1,700 Americans to study, teach English, or conduct research.  This year, the design world has much to look forward to. Earning the title of most highly represented specialized institution of 2010, seven…

It Started With the Booth House

The Glass House’s forgotten older brother re-enters the architecture world thanks to a real estate advertisement. The Booth House, Phillip Johnson’s first commissioned home, was recently put on the market by Sirkka Damora, an architect and editor who lived there…

People Power

Empty sky captured within the courtyard of a residential building in Hong Kong. Thomas Kong, an architect and educator in Chicago, explores the informal use of empty sites in the Asian metropolis. His year-long Zero Project, supported by the Jaap Bakema…