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Dulles Airport, designed by Eero Saarinen.

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
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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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