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  1. Evan Mather at Arch. and the City
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    Evan Mather at Arch. and the City

    I've been a fan of Evan Mather's films since we screened A Necessary Ruin--a glimpse of short, strange life of Bucky Fuller's Union Tank Car Dome outside Baton Rouge--at Dwell on Design this year....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.22.10

  2. Semana Carlos Motta
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    Semana Carlos Motta

    September 21–24 marks Semana Carlos Motta, or Carlos Motta Week, with a series of New York events to celebrate the work of the Brazilian architect and furniture designer known for his use of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.19.10

  3. Speed Limits at the Wolfsonian
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    Speed Limits at the Wolfsonian

    It's easy to forget, considering how much technology we interact with today, that the roots of modernism have everything to do with making sense of the machine. The industrial machine offered modes...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.17.10

  4. Dwell at Architecture and the City
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    Dwell at Architecture and the City

    Indian summer is all well and good, though in San Francisco the real treat of September is the SF AIA's Architecture and the City festival. It runs the gamuts from tours to lectures to talks, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.15.10

  5. Bangkok's Storied Shophouses
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    Bangkok's Storied Shophouses

    Cities and countries have many faces, and the one known to travelers and foreigners often differs from that of the everyday. In his photo series "Shophouses" German photographer Peter...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Nitsch
    09.14.10

  6. Nature/Data at Industry Gallery
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    Nature/Data at Industry Gallery

    On Saturday, Industry Gallery in Washington DC opened the show Nature/Data to showcase the work of the New York–based Italian architect and furniture designer Antonio Pio Saracino. Taking the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.13.10

  7. "Fare" Trade Furniture
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    "Fare" Trade Furniture

    As Andy Freeberg perused Chelsea's galleries he noticed an interesting phenomenon: at some of the most prominent galleries, the only human presence was a person's head poking from the top of an...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Andy Freeberg
    09.12.10

  8. Urban Africa and Sustainable Futures
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    Urban Africa and Sustainable Futures

    This weekend marks the end of two exhibition's at London's Design Museum. Closing are Urban Africa: David Adjaye's Photographic Journey, which opened March 31, and Sustainable Futures: Can Design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.10.10

  9. Photos of Brasilia at 1500 Gallery
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    Photos of Brasilia at 1500 Gallery

    I've always been fascinated with instant cities, usually planless boomtowns based on a quick commercial strike or immediately evolved to absorb the overflow of some metropolis. But occasionally...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.08.10

  10. SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design
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    SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design

    Earlier this year SFMOMA hosted a big extravaganza marking the opening of it's 75th anniversary show 75 Years of Looking Forward. In addition to finely-curated group of paintings and objects, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.31.10

  11. Architecture + the City Kicks Off
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    Architecture + the City Kicks Off

    This weekend, the seventh annual Architecture + the City kicks off in San Francisco. Organized by the American Institute of Architecture San Francisco chapter and the Center for Architecture +...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.27.10

  12. New Cottages at Fallingwater
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    New Cottages at Fallingwater

    This weekend, Design Competition: New Cottages at Fallingwater exhibition closes at the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Earlier this year, the Western...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.22.10

  13. James Dyson Award Finalists
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    James Dyson Award Finalists

    The James Dyson Award, which "seeks to single out the best in problem-solving student design," recently announced their regional finalists, selected from over 500 submission entries. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.13.10

  14. Herman Miller in Syracuse, NY
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    Herman Miller in Syracuse, NY

    We've sent Dwell senior editor Aaron Britt to Michigan to visit the Herman Miller factory and Herman Miller has sent some of its collection to Syracuse, New York, for the new Good Design: Stories...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.10

  15. Dreamlands
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    Dreamlands

    There are moments now and then that the architecture of our imaginations becomes the architecture of an actual place. Amusement parks can bring Hogwarts castle and the lands of Pirates of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.03.10

  16. Industry Gallery: Getting to Now
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    Industry Gallery: Getting to Now

    Industry Gallery in Washington DC is the only gallery dedicated to 21st-century design in the US, and they've got a new show up right now that's of some interest. Getting to Now: Pathways to 21st...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.30.10

  17. TechnoCRAFT
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    TechnoCRAFT

    Out-of-the-box is so old school. On view now at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is TechnoCRAFT, an exhibit that exhibit focuses in on the current trend of adapting a mass...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.24.10

  18. Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY
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    Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY

    Our world is becoming more and more urban. Today, as Dwell contributor Mark Lamster reported for our June 2010 Megacities issue, more than 75 cities boast populations of more than 5 million. While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.21.10

  19. Films for Design Aficionados
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    Films for Design Aficionados

    In conjunction with TechnoCRAFT, an exhibition at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts that explores the fading boundary between the role of designer and consumer, curator Joel Shepard...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.20.10

  20. Canada's Design Domestic
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    Canada's Design Domestic

    Design Domestic is a photo-based exhibit featuring nine Canadian designers and artists in their homes. Through the photos and objects presented, the exhibition captures glimpses of some of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.10

  21. Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery
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    Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery

    Land Use Survey is a new show up at the gallery Jen Bekman in New York through August 15th. It's a group show that ranges across media that tries to understand how we use land in America, and it's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.10

  22. New Topographics at the SFMoMA
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    New Topographics at the SFMoMA

    On Saturday, July 17, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape opens at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit is a restaging of the 1975 show New Topographics, which...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.16.10

  23. The Model Architect
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    The Model Architect

    Timothy Richards of Bath, England, turned his love of design into a cottage industry. He makes architectural models—not from cardboard, blocks or foam core, but from strong British Gypsum...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    07.06.10

  24. 2010 National Design Awards
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    2010 National Design Awards

    On Thursday, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced the winners of its 11th annual National Design Awards. The program honors individuals and organizations across a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.18.10

  25. A Common Boston
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    A Common Boston

    If you're in the Northeast this upcoming week, you might want to swing by Common Boston, Boston's fourth annual week of celebrating architecture and urban spaces. Focusing all the city's design...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.15.10

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