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New College Try: Fresh Design from Students

Model-making is all well and good, but there's no substitute for hands-on experience. These five architecture programs empowered students to design and build functional structures in their communities. What they came up with bodes well for the next generation of architecture.
March 19, 2015
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This Illuminated Arkansas Home Changes Colors with the Tap of a Smartphone

An affordable live-work home in Fayetteville, Arkansas lights up the night with a series of low-cost LED fixtures.
March 10, 2015
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Frei Otto Wins 2015 Pritzker Prize Posthumously

The late German architect, who passed away the day before the announcement, was just awarded the 2015 Pritzker Prize.
March 10, 2015
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8 Companies That Are Revolutionizing Kit Homes

With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers. We’ve rounded up eight innovative companies whose products range from disaster relief housing to assemble-your-own studios.
March 1, 2015
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Wicker, Man: 6 Modern Woven Chairs

These sleek woven fibre chairs are about as far from your grandpa's rocker as you can imagine.
February 23, 2015
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Meet the Faces Behind our Interior Design Issue

Our March 2015 issue spotlights memorable interiors from Seattle to France. These six writers and photographers helped tell the stories behind these savvy spaces.
February 16, 2015
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Modern Valentines: A Love Letter to Eero Saarinen

Who says modern can't be romantic? Knoll just unearthed a trove of love letters exchanged between iconic designer Eero Saarinen and his wife, writer Aline B. Saarinen. Filled with pet names and poems, the letters reveal an intimate side to the architect that was sometimes absent from his designs. In one particularly tender exchange, he lists the twelve qualities about Aline that drew him to her, which reminded us of why we first fell for his work. We've reproduced the list in full, along with a few of our favorite images from Saarinen's career.
February 13, 2015
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These Transformations Show Why Challenging Renovations Are Worth It

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2015 issue.
February 6, 2015
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You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues

Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.
December 16, 2014