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The Space Beside the Skate Park

Architecture for Humanity installed a pop up in New York City for two weeks, creating an unlikely plaza next to a skate park and underneath the Manhattan Bridge. Called The Urban Web, it's a sensory, geometric, and eye catching design that draws residents into a space they'd otherwise overlook—one overshadowed by the bustling streets of Chinatown, the roar of the Manhattan Bridge overhead, and the highly trafficked skate park.
October 24, 2012
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Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco

What better place for Dwell to host our SXSW Eco party than a prefab pop up at the design complex of the woman who founded the Austin Modern Home Tour? Go behind the scenes in our story and slideshow to learn more about the venue and the event.
October 10, 2012

Designing Retail Spaces at City Modern

In the final City Modern panel, a talented group of architects and designers met at the Flexform showroom in Manhattan to discuss retail design. The panelists spoke on their efforts to translate company branding into architecture and design, the challenge of adapting to diverse markets, and what contributes to a successful space.
October 8, 2012
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City Modern Home Tours: Manhattan

The weeklong City Modern festival concluded with a bang over the weekend with the Manhattan Home Tours. The five destinations on the Saturday afternoon tour spanned from Chelsea to Union Square to Alphabet City, each offering a distinctive take on modern interiors and architecture.
October 8, 2012
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Women in Sustainable Design at SXSW Eco

Lance Hosey, co-author of the 2007 book Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design, led a panel at the South by Southwest Eco Conference in Austin last week with four women who are innovators in sustainable design to talk about how gender influences the industry.
October 8, 2012
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Women in Design at City Modern

This Wednesday evening, as part of Dwell and New York magazine's full plate of design programming for City Modern, design critic Alexandra Lange led a discussion on gender and architecture with three leading New York architects at Vitra's Meatpacking District showroom. Continuing a few of the themes explored in her essay on Architect Barbie from the July/August issue of Dwell, Lange spoke with Galia Solomonoff of Solomonoff Architecture Studio, Marion Weiss of Weiss/Manfredi, and Claire Weisz of WXY Studio, three firm principals who also teach architecture at Ivy League programs (Columbia, Penn, and Yale, respectively). 
October 5, 2012
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Brooklyn Design at City Modern

The newly opened Wythe Hotel proved to be an apt setting for the City Modern Brooklyn Design panel. A converted warehouse turned boutique hotel, the Wythe is a fine case study in the types of decisions that seem most relevant to design in Brooklyn today—a respect for the old alongside a desire to create something new.
October 5, 2012
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Thinking Beyond LEED at SXSW Eco

Bill Reed helped develop the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, but at a panel during the South by Southwest Eco conference, he explains why it’s time to move on.
October 4, 2012
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Emerging Designers at City Modern

Tuesday night, Jerry Helling, the president and creative director of Bernhardt Design, and Wendy Goodman, New York magazine's design editor, hosted a panel of young designers and entrepreneurs at the Museum of Art and Design for City Modern. It was a collection of nascent talents Goodman dubbed “the Dream Team.” As Goodman told the audience, “Sometimes there's just a small beat inside yourself you have to listen to. These young people were all courageous enough to follow it and are now pursuing great passions.”
October 4, 2012