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  1. Yota Kakuda
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    Yota Kakuda

    A self-proclaimed “collector of old stuff,” designer Yota Kakuda finds inspiration in vintage objects found in junk shops and flea markets. He is constantly gathering vinyl records ...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.23.12

  2. Xavier Le Roy, Self-Unfinished
    Interviews

    Xavier Le Roy, Self-Unfinished

    Hailing from Montpellier in the south of France, Xavier Le Roy is a renowned modern choreographer (and former biochemist) whose work kneads together space, human body, and machine. After seeing...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.04.10

  3. Womens et Womanus
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    Womens et Womanus

    Meet three women who are helping keep MIT’s architecture program—America’s first—at the forefront of design innovation.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    01.02.09

  4. 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

  5. Welcome to my Habode
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    Welcome to my Habode

    Prefab design has had its ups and downs over the last year or so, but a challenged housing market hasn't stopped creative designers from forging ahead with prefab and modular concepts. From New...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.17.09

  6. Villa La Roche
    Travel Reports

    Villa La Roche

    Nestled in a leafy alleyway in Paris's famous 16th arrondissement, Villa La Roche is a prime reflection of modernist architecture in France.  Built between 1923 and 1925 by Le Corbusier, it...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    07.13.10

  7. Venice Biennale: Raumlabor Berlin
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: Raumlabor Berlin

    One of the most interesting things to see at an architecture festival is not necessarily the final aha! moment after a pavilion is finished, but the collaborative process of building. At this year...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.09.10

  8. Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 2
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 2

    As promised, here is the second part of our grand tour through the national pavilions at the 2010 Venice Biennale. Sejima forecasted well - the strongest crowd-pleasers were not the ones that...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.07.10

  9. Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1
    Travel Reports

    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

  10. Venice Biennale: Giardini
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: Giardini

    Although the Venice Architecture Biennale invades all nooks and crannies of the four-square-mile island, most of the festival's big-hitters reside under the roof of only one building, the Italian...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.28.10

  11. Venice Biennale: Arsenale
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    Venice Biennale: Arsenale

    I was once told, "If you ever go to the Venice Biennale, you will see all of the architecture that the world will be seeing for the next two years."  So here I am, at the opening of...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.31.10

  12. Unpeeling the Egg Kitchen
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    Unpeeling the Egg Kitchen

    Starting as a dormant, unassumingly giant egg, Romanian designer Vlad Icobet's conceptual product hatches into an elegant, all-in-one cooking facility.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.06.09

  13. Unauthorized Moss Art
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    Unauthorized Moss Art

    From Banksy to Katsu to Iz the Wiz, we often hear about guerilla graffiti artists who've taken their social critiques to the streets with powerful images and strong words.  Along a quieter...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.10.09

  14. The Tallest Cake in the World
    Travel Reports

    The Tallest Cake in the World

    To my joie de vivre, my first Sunday in Paris coincided with musée gratuit dimanche, the first Sunday of every month when museums across the city open their doors to the masses for no charge...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    07.06.10

  15. The Red House, Paris
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    The Red House, Paris

    Ten years ago, there was a petite house in the Bastille area of Paris that sat tucked away behind the boulevard, surrounded on all four sides by a deserted factory. Today, that little house still...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.19.10

  16. The Make Lounge
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    The Make Lounge

    Encouraging busy beavers to "meet people and make stuff," The Make Lounge in London is a contemporary craft school meets social dive, complete with wine and nibbles, music, and of course,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.10.09

  17. The High Line Opens
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    The High Line Opens

    Amidst much anticipated celebration, the High Line on the west side of Manhattan has finally opened. A formerly-abandoned 1930s elevated rail structure, the High Line has been transformed over the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.09.09

  18. The Design of the Paris Metro
    Travel Reports

    The Design of the Paris Metro

    The Paris metro was born with the same furor as the Eiffel Tower, right on time for the World Expo at the turn of the 20th century. Over the past few months, I've spent nearly an hour everyday...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.24.10

  19. The Bathroom Reinvented
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    The Bathroom Reinvented

    Who says poo is taboo? In the first episode of Dwell's new video series, The Bathroom Reinvented, Virginia Gardiner makes a case for talking candidly about the can, explaining the designer's role...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.23.09

  20. The 1Formtable
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    The 1Formtable

    While multifunctional furniture systems that open and unfold and morph into fifty different pieces are quite cool and impressive, there is something elegant about simple, yet multifunctional...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.07.09

  21. Summer Hotel Pops Up Overnight
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    Summer Hotel Pops Up Overnight

    A temporary summerhouse has opened in Amsterdam. Conceived by the Dutch architecture firm DUS, it is a hotel, a work of art, a public event space, and it is...illegal.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.18.09

  22. STREB Dancers Are Action Architects
    Travel Reports

    STREB Dancers Are Action Architects

    Considered neither modern nor contemporary dance, but more circus or rodeo with a dash of extreme sports and Hollywood-esque stunt-work, the STREB company dancers are known to perform petrifying...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.12.09

  23. Shanghai Living by Hu Yang
    Travel Reports

    Shanghai Living by Hu Yang

    At Dress Codes, the current exhibition and third triennial at the International Center of Photography in New York, I saw a provoking gallery of pieces that critically explore fashion and its...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.14.09

  24. Recycling the Unrecyclable
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    Recycling the Unrecyclable

    It is nearly impossible to talk about materials today without invoking a full-fledged powwow about life cycle analysis, carbon footprints, and potential upcycling. Especially in the building...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.30.09

  25. Rail-Volution 2009: Building with Transit
    Travel Reports

    Rail-Volution 2009: Building with Transit

    As a nod to the home of the nation's first subway, Rail-Volution rolled into Boston this past weekend. Planners, designers, engineers, and scholars eagerly feasted on the many workshops and panels...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.05.09

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