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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
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Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas

Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters for the Philippines.
December 12, 2014
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Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population

New advancements in aging-in-place strategies provide a positive outlook for the long term.
December 11, 2014
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5 Modern Chimneys

Installing the proper flues for ventilation can be an eyesore. Here are five modern chimneys that don't mar their rooflines.
November 30, 2014
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How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults

Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.
November 11, 2014
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Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens

A modular culinary concept addresses the mass movement toward small-space living.
November 7, 2014
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Every Room is a Different Hue in This Bright Manhattan Hotel

A Manhattan hotel uses color to create an immersive experience that brings together art, architecture, and interior design.
October 23, 2014
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Finding the Perfect Yellow Shade for NYC Taxi Cabs

New York’s newest taxi design proposes a dressed-up version of the classic yellow cab with a standardized hue.
October 23, 2014
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Using Color for Good: Q&A with Designer Ruth Lande Shuman

Industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman, who founded the nonprofit Publicolor, expounds on color’s emotional value.
October 23, 2014
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