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  1. Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation
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    Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation

    In an attempt to bring boldness back to Chicago, a new exhibit and book re-examines the city’s architectural legacy.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.16.14

  2. Unseen Realities
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    Unseen Realities

    Since we've spent much of the last six weeks sorting through and thinking about ideas for the future of suburbia, it was a particularly appropriate time to stumble upon the amazing speculative...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.20.09

  3. Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part I
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    Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part I

    Last week I took a walk through the new exhibit “Patterns of Speculation” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with Jürgen Mayer H., principle and founder of the Berlin-based...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.09

  4. And the Pursuit of Happiness
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    And the Pursuit of Happiness

    Not so long ago I had a chance to talk with illustrator Maira Kalman when she came to San Francisco for the launch of a retrospective of her work at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Though we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.15.10

  5. Matali Crasset
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    Matali Crasset

    Design iconoclast Matali Crasset—notably bespectacled and bowl-cutted—spent her youth in the French countryside before finding her creative feet in college. Now, with an international...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.20.10

  6. Super Sydney: 5 Modern Houses Down Under
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    Super Sydney: 5 Modern Houses Down Under

    Skip the Sydney Opera House and click through these five amazing abodes in Australia's biggest city.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.20.13

  7. 2010 AIA Housing Awards
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    2010 AIA Housing Awards

    Earlier this week, the American Institute of Architects awarded its tenth annual Housing Awards to projects across the country, several of which have been featured in Dwell. The Sky Ranch, an 800...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.08.10

  8. Polished Off: 4 Modern Residences in Poland
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    Polished Off: 4 Modern Residences in Poland

    Innovative residences in Poland prove that the only way to go is east.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.16.14

  9. An Architect's Guide to Silver Lake
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    An Architect's Guide to Silver Lake

    One highlight of my recent visit to Los Angeles was a whirlwind tour of Silver Lake with the great architect Barbara Bestor, who has lived there since 1988. She drove me around, pointing out...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.11.11

  10. Design and Existential Risk
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    Design and Existential Risk

    Parsons The New School for Design is currently hosting an interesting lecture series, under the attention-getting theme "Design and Existential Risk." They're not kidding, either: the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.09.10

  11. Friday Finds 08.23.13
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    Friday Finds 08.23.13

    A folding car inspired by an armadillo, typography flashcard game, and vintage snaps of San Francisco? All that and more in this installment of Friday Finds!

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.23.13

  12. Free City Shop, Los Angeles
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    Free City Shop, Los Angeles

    Nina Garduno recently opened her shop Free City—a mix between an actual store and a design commune–on Highland Avenue in Hollywood. She started the company in 2002, inspired by her ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.01.10

  13. Michigan: Day 2
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    Michigan: Day 2

    The second part of my recent Michigan trip took me to Midland to see the work of Alden B. Dow. I had a grand tour of town and his work with Craig McDonald of the Dow Home and Studio, but when...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.23.10

  14. Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1
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    Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1

    The concept of each country showing their best colors at the Venice Biennale began from 1895, in the same spirit of nationalism (or chauvinism) of the World's Fair. This year, proceeding straight...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.01.10

  15. Lowering the Bar
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    Lowering the Bar

    A modernist facade can't keep some developments from suffering from that very American malady: sprawl.

    written by: Dave Weinstein
    09.23.09

  16. Design Indaba Expo 2013
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    Design Indaba Expo 2013

    Southern African designers showcase their wares at Cape Town's annual Design Indaba Expo.

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.07.13

  17. Honolulu, Hawaii
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    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Today, if you tallied the world’s design capitals, you’d be forgiven for overlooking Honolulu. But when it came to modern architecture in the 1950s and ’60s, all eyes were on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.09

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