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  1. Missing the Mark
    --Done Wrong

    Missing the Mark

    Landscape design is a matter of personal taste, but there are some approaches that almost any designer would recommend against.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  2. Airport Design Gone Wrong
    --Done Wrong

    Airport Design Gone Wrong

    The challenge for airport designers is to consider the complex function of an airport and then cap it off with some truly striking architecture. Most airports get at least some of it right. Some...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  3. 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

  4. Dim Some, Lose Some
    --Done Wrong

    Dim Some, Lose Some

    Waste extends far beyond what winds up in the landfill. The International Dark-Sky Association leads the charge against light pollution.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  5. Ill Communication
    --Done Wrong

    Ill Communication

    The Joneses went for a splashy starchitect to design their new home. Then things took a turn for the worse.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.12.10

  6. A Poor Fit
    --Done Wrong

    A Poor Fit

    Even high-design dressing rooms, rare as they are, rarely function or inspire as the shop floor can. That may be changing, though.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  7. Pest Practices
    --Done Wrong

    Pest Practices

    For decades home gardeners have turned to an arsenal of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers to keep their lawns, ornamentals, and veggies looking perfect. Unfortunately, this...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  8. Sound Advice
    --Done Wrong

    Sound Advice

    Successful restaurants offer the holy trinity of good food, good service, and good ambience. Design can influence all three, but botch the ambience, and you’ll be forever fighting a...

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  9. Evictus
    --Done Wrong

    Evictus

    So you have a deadbeat tenant: Here’s how you get rid of ’em.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  10. 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

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