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  1. Not Just Skating By
    Profiles

    Not Just Skating By

    For years, professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has ranted about wanting to build a skate plaza: a skate park integrated into the urban environment as a landscaped, multi-use public space. When he...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Amanda Marsalis
    02.26.09

  2. Camp Counsel
    Profiles

    Camp Counsel

    Architecture professor Laura Terry and her students spent a summer designing and creating new facilities for young campers with physical and developmental disabilities.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.25.09

  3. Investing in the Market
    Profiles

    Investing in the Market

    With its community market initiative, PPS reinvents the public square on the international scale.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    03.14.09

  4. Bordeaux, France
    City Guide

    Bordeaux, France

    Classical yet current, Bordeaux is a city that celebrates the details that comprise the whole. Architect Oliver Brochet guides our tour around the accessible tram system, the historic women,...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Peter Augustin
    03.23.09

  5. Palm Springs, California
    City Guide

    Palm Springs, California

    In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at Hollywood Regency. From the 1920s through the 1970s, silver...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.24.09

  6. The Color of Palo Alto
    Profiles

    The Color of Palo Alto

    Sam Yates will paint the town Palo Alto, once he figures out what color that is.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Jamie Kripke
    04.27.09

  7. The Exhibitionists
    Profiles

    The Exhibitionists

    In Los Angeles, Materials & Applications puts design theory into open-to-the-public practice.http://dwell-stage.pingv.net/node/17158/edit?destination=admin/content%3Ffield_legacycontentid_value...

    written by: Chris Rubin
    04.27.09

  8. Design for the Public
    Profiles

    Design for the Public

    Public Architecture forges ahead into uncharted territory, and creates a model for fitting pro bono work into the daily practice of every firm.  

    written by: Ann Wilson
    photos by: Emily Nathan
    05.04.09

  9. True Hollywood Story
    Profiles

    True Hollywood Story

    For over seventy years, through 7,000 photography sessions, and with 70,000 negatives, Julius Shulman captured the elusive spirit of architecture with an unerring eye and indefatigable character....

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.16.09

  10. Bringing Beets to the Streets
    Profiles

    Bringing Beets to the Streets

    The beats you hear booming through the Oakland streets might be emanating from the cars of future rap stars—or from the People's Grocery Mobile Market.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    07.27.09

  11. Hive Design
    Food

    Hive Design

    The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm. It quickly became clear—to beekeepers, scientists, and the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.02.09

  12. Emily Pilloton
    Profiles

    Emily Pilloton

    With the offices of her upstart nonprofit, Project H, located in the same space as Cameron Sinclair’s Architecture for Humanity, Emily Pilloton’s everyday life is steeped in a desire to...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.21.09

  13. Steve Lambert
    Interviews

    Steve Lambert

    Office workers ride zip lines down the streets of San Francisco, where a roller coaster has been installed as a new form of public transport: Welcome to the artistic world of Steve Lambert, who...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.21.09

  14. John Cronin and the Beacon Institute
    Profiles

    John Cronin and the Beacon Institute

    For 35 years, John Cronin has safeguarded New York’s waterways, investigating dozens of pollution cases and authoring three laws to protect the Hudson River and its communities. So when...

    written by: Julie Taraska
    09.29.09

  15. A Coastline Gem in Ogunquit, Maine
    Travel Reports

    A Coastline Gem in Ogunquit, Maine

    As I trekked northward to Maine last month for a lobster-filled weekend getaway, I stumbled upon the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.  A little ways from the shops and beach bustle of Shore...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.01.09

  16. Sir Nicholas Grimshaw
    Interviews

    Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

    "One of the good things about doing decent public design in a prominent place is that people look at it and say: Why can’t we have that everywhere?”  

    written by: Alec Appelbaum
    11.02.09

  17. Deborah Leach and Thames21
    Profiles

    Deborah Leach and Thames21

    If you’ve never heard of “fly-tipping,” then you’ve certainly seen its results. Fly-tipping is the British term for dumping garbage illegally, and it’s the civic...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.03.09

  18. atelier KS
    Three Buildings

    atelier KS

    On dwell.com, we recently featured atelier KS's Sunset District Renovation--a disaster turned modern-design beauty that we loved. Now, we asked the designers behind the renovation, Kelli Franz and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.08.10

  19. An Introduction to City Parks
    Design 101

    An Introduction to City Parks

    An afternoon in the park has evolved from picnicking in the local cemetery to sun-bathing atop a retrofitted railroad trestle. Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron walks us...

    written by: Inga Saffron
    06.09.10

  20. Super Ramp
    --Done Right

    Super Ramp

    By the time you’ve climbed the gentle slope of Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park, you’ve passed through four classic Northwest landscapes—–valley, forest, meadow, and...

    06.09.10

  21. Car Park
    --Done Wrong

    Car Park

    In theory, you can build a fine urban park atop an underground parking garage. Stroll through the gardens of Chicago’s Millennium Park, and you forget you’re walking above a cavern for...

    06.09.10

  22. Green Between the Lines
    --The Future of

    Green Between the Lines

    Wondering what's in store for our beloved local green spaces? A trio of experts has the forecast.

    06.09.10

  23. Parsing Levi's Plaza
    Travel Reports

    Parsing Levi's Plaza

    I had lunch yesterday with Charles Birnbaum, president and founder of the Cultural Landscape Foundation. Our chat, over a terrific salmon BLT at the Fog City Diner, ranged from Garret...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.30.10

  24. Staten Island
    Outdoor

    Staten Island

    While my appreciation of New York’s 24-7 public transit system remains immeasurable, I am pleased, as day two begins, to catch a ride in a Parks Department Jeep to Staten Island. Within an...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    02.14.11

  25. Carneros Inn's Green Water System
    Interviews

    Carneros Inn's Green Water System

    A couple months back I stayed at the Plumpjack-owned Carneros Inn in Napa County. A more bucolic location you could not imagine, but beyond its tasty fare and sylvan setting, the Carneros has a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.10.11

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