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  1. Handicapping Design Philadelphia
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    Handicapping Design Philadelphia

    Last night Design Philadelphia kicked off its 6th annual festival of art, architecture, and design. This year the event boasts over 150 events over 11 days, all aimed, as Design Philadelphia...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.08.10

  2. Julius Shulman: 10/10/10
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    Julius Shulman: 10/10/10

    This Sunday, October 10, on the day that would have been architectural photographer Julius Shulman’s 100th birthday, the MAK Center for Art & Architecture at the Schindler House will...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.07.10

  3. Modern in the Making
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    Modern in the Making

    It's easy to obsess over mid-century design and forget what came before it and ignore modernism's evolution during the six decades since. This week, Modern in the Making: Design 1900-2000 opens at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.06.10

  4. Listening There: Scenes From Ghana
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    Listening There: Scenes From Ghana

    Two years ago, Mabel O. Wilson and Peter Tolkin traveled through Ghana, visiting the cities and documenting the architecture that had been erected over a thirty-year period, beginning in the late...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.05.10

  5. Canadian Makin'
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    Canadian Makin'

    This month New York gallery Relative Space is hosting From Quebec, a boutique show featuring 36 talented designers from Montreal. From housewares, to furniture, to toys and apparel, the designs in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.04.10

  6. Dancing About Architecture
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    Dancing About Architecture

    Steve Martin is widely credited with the off-handed critical cut: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." And though modern dance troupes have taken up just that subject...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.01.10

  7. Sanaa at the DAC: A Retrospective
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    Sanaa at the DAC: A Retrospective

    This summer, the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen opened an exhibition celebrating the work of Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese design studio Sanaa. Though originally scheduled to close this...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.30.10

  8. The Art of Structure
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    The Art of Structure

    Last weekend, The Art of Structure opened at the Carnegie Museum of Art Heinz Architectural Center. Dedicated to feats of modern engineering, the exhibition features 20 scale models of bridges and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.27.10

  9. Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway
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    Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway

    One of New York's last large-scale urban planning initiatives, the Lower Manhattan Expressway, never came to pass. The massive transit system would have irevocably altered the face of New York City...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.26.10

  10. Counter Space at the MoMA
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    Counter Space at the MoMA

    In post-World War I Germany, architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky's "Frankfurt Kitchen" was manufactured and installed in thousands of public-housing unit across Frankfurt am Main. Sch...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.23.10

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. "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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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