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  1. Modern History on the Block
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    Modern History on the Block

    Make of it what you will: Welton Becket's "House of Tomorrow" is in foreclosure.

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.03.08

  2. In the Cotswolds, History Dictates Design
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    In the Cotswolds, History Dictates Design

    When Alistair and Leslie Winrow-Campbell bought Malvern House in the Gloucestershire village of Blockley, they were prepared for a renovation process which they imagined would be a “5 year slog.”

    written by: Rosie Spinks
    photos by: Rosie Spinks
    01.11.13

  3. Great Speeches in Architectural History: The Floo Floo Bird
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    Great Speeches in Architectural History: The Floo Floo Bird

    President Obama's inaugural address yesterday sent me running for William Safire's splendid compendium of great speeches (he used to write speeches for President Nixon), Lend Me Your Ears. I set...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.22.09

  4. Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project
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    Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project

    As a San Franciscan I'm very fortunate to live every day with the work of landscape architecture pioneer Lawrence Halprin, who passed away last October. Yesterday I was descending the towering,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.17.10

  5. A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
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    A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning

    At America's first urban planning conference, held in New York in 1898, a British planner asked whether he and his colleagues were striving for beautiful people or beautiful cities. Is urban...

    written by: Amanda Erickson
    09.05.12

  6. Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project
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    Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project

    While history and tradition inform so much of contemporary craft, the history of makers themselves isn’t always a priority. It’s a realization that struck Bard Assistant Professor Catherine Whalen...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.12.14

  7. Most Stylish Architect in History: Le Corbusier
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    Most Stylish Architect in History: Le Corbusier

    Genius, pioneer, visionary, tyrant. All fairly describe the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. But should we add style maven to the list? His eyewear has pretty much defined the profession of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.09.13

  8. A Five-Act History of Urbanism in Barcelona
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    A Five-Act History of Urbanism in Barcelona

    Labyrinthine alleys, majestic avenues, meandering parks, and pristine beaches—this is the urban fabric of modern Barcelona, a city 2,500 years in the making. We've traipsed the Catalonian capital's...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.09.13

  9. Spotlight on Peg and Awl: Home Products with History
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    Spotlight on Peg and Awl: Home Products with History

    Philadelphia–based Peg and Awl was founded by husband and wife design team Margaux and Walter Kent. The company creates products made from old materials, including reclaiming wood from 19th-century...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.07.14

  10. Design and History of Tahrir Square
    Interviews

    Design and History of Tahrir Square

    Nezar AlSayyad is a Cairo-born professor of Architecture, Planning and Urban History and the chair of Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He's also a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.21.11

  11. The History of the Modern Workspace
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    The History of the Modern Workspace

    Power dynamics, economic upheaval, and design thinking: cubicles aren’t just a Dilbert punch line.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.20.14

  12. A History of Modern Chairs
    Rewind

    A History of Modern Chairs

    The best way to gain perspective on the aesthetics of a given era is by examining the product designs of the time. To that end, what better piece to examine then one of the most widely-ignored but...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.05.13

  13. 10 Stadiums that Made History
    Travel Reports

    10 Stadiums that Made History

    From the heart of Mesoamerica to the heart of the Big Apple, these are ten of the most famous sports stadiums of all time.

    written by: Allison Otto
    05.25.13

  14. Windows of Opportunity in UK
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    Windows of Opportunity in UK

    As a product of our financial climate, cities all over the world have been experiencing a surge in one of the most unattractive urban visual blights: empty storefronts. In York, the city has...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.14.09

  15. Monobloc Blues
    The Argument

    Monobloc Blues

    The secret history of a plastic classic that doesn’t sit quite right.

    written by: William Bostwick
    02.21.12

  16. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Angelika Taschen

    Angelika Taschen got her doctorate in art history from the University of Heidelberg in 1986. She has edited for Taschen since 1987, publishing numerous titles on architecture, photography, design,...

    01.01.09

  17. Taking Care of Business
    --Done Wrong

    Taking Care of Business

    A look back through the history of prefab reveals a few failures that proved to be great opportunities for learning and improvement.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.28.09

  18. Bunker Archaeology
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    Bunker Archaeology

    Paul Virilio's classic book of wartime architectural history, Bunker Archeology, is finally back in print with a fantastic new edition from Princeton Architectural Press. The book had taken on the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.22.08

  19. Bigger is Better
    Essay

    Bigger is Better

    Welcome to the era of the megacity. The world has more big cities than at any time in history, and those cities are larger than they have ever been. There are now more than 30 urban centers with...

    written by: Mark Lamster
    07.26.10

  20. Uniformity of Design
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    Uniformity of Design

    Where do typography, fashion, and history come together every spring, summer, and fall? On pro baseball uniforms, is where.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.21.08

  21. House R, Slovenia
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    House R, Slovenia

    Slovenian architect Bevk Perović's House R project is a modern inspiration in a region with a rich and ancient history, but it didn't fall too far from its architectural tree.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.06.09

  22. Friday Finds 2.19.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 2.19.2010

    Where else on a Friday are you going to find a Bollywood-inspired earworm, an illustrated history of Amherst College's official seal AND a pictorial ode to vans, all in one convenient place? We...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.19.10

  23. Friday Finds 8.20.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.20.2010

    This week we've got gilded coffins, adorable talking shells, ruminations on the history of computer iconography, sustainable furniture finds, and more. Take a look.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.20.10

  24. Los Angeles Architecture Top 40
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    Los Angeles Architecture Top 40

    Los Angeles is a diverse city filled with green space, urban space and all different kinds of people, incomes and tastes.  Although this can make for a disparate social scene, it makes...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.06.08

  25. A Modern Home on Scotland's Isle of Skye
    Houses We Love

    A Modern Home on Scotland's Isle of Skye

    A modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerges on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Andrew Lee
    01.10.14

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