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Designing Beijing

From the Smart Cities, Healthy Cities Exhibition of sustainable Dutch design, Breathing Cloud by Dorette Sturm. Courtesy: Beijing Design Week In addition to being the political hub of China, Beijng has long been a city on the global art and design map. More recently, its creative energies are drawing more attention. Arts enclaves like Factory 798 are no longer obscure,…

Moshe Safdie Tells the Tale of Habitat 67—And Predicts Housing’s Future

On the occasion of Habitat 67’s 50th anniversary, Moshe Safdie addressed a crowd at the Centre de design de l'UQAM and reflected on how we must radically change our thinking if we are to build the dense, liveable cities of our future.

On the occasion of Habitat 67’s 50th anniversary, Moshe Safdie addressed a crowd at the Centre de design de l’UQAM and reflected on how we must radically change our thinking if we are to build the dense, liveable cities of our future.

Four Landscape Projects That Celebrate Their Local Character

Landscapes offer enormous potential for unique environments that attract attention early and grow more beloved over time.

What makes a place memorable? How does it connect to its community? Why do people visit—and what makes them come back? We instinctively seek authenticity of locale. Landscape provides a logical instrument for creating authentic regional expressions of place.  While buildings are often standardized—whether for economy of scale, construction typology, or program—landscapes are adaptable. They offer enormous potential for unique…

Crowd Control

The largest gathering U.S. history is about to occur in our nation’s capital. Can American Cities learn to truly embrace the crowd?

The Painted Building

For three decades Steven Holl has used watercolors—drawn each morning, before the deadlines kick in—as a springboard toward the creation of architecture.

From the Bird’s Nest to the Buried Boat: Olympic Design, 2012

Although the auspicious day of 08.08.08 seems like, well, just last month, in the world of Olympic design, the Beijing games were over before you even knew they’d started. As Beijing packs up its fireworks, its floating sphere and its giant, Fuwa beach toys, we’ll fast-forward to London time, where the 2012 Summer Olympics will be taking place – and…

Exporting the Quad

Moore Ruble Yudell—and a handful of other top firms—is reshaping the university experience by creating, overseas, that uniquely American place: the college campus.