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  1. Unseen Realities
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    Unseen Realities

    Since we've spent much of the last six weeks sorting through and thinking about ideas for the future of suburbia, it was a particularly appropriate time to stumble upon the amazing speculative...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.20.09

  2. Update: Studio Dror
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    Update: Studio Dror

    Dror Benshetrit has developed a name for himself as a luxury design jack-of-all-trades, applying laws of physics to projects from lamps to chairs to residences and pushing the envelope of...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.07.08

  3. Updike on Modern Skyscrapers
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    Updike on Modern Skyscrapers

    John Updike, the expert critic and novelist, only occasionally took up architecture and design as the sole subject of his prodigious powers of description. Though in sketching the rural barns of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.09

  4. Upside-Down Houses
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    Upside-Down Houses

    Upside-down houses have been on my mind lately. Like playing a golf hole backwards or turning a painting on its side, seeing a house topsy-turvy causes us to see the ubiquitous in a new and ...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.21.08

  5. Urban China
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    Urban China

    A special bootleg version of Volume magazine will be available at the opening of Urban China: Informal Cities, an exhibition that opens February 11 at the New Museum in Manhattan. The...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.10.09

  6. Urban Hens
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    Urban Hens

    In our 2008 sustainability issue, we featured the Boulder residence of Rob Pyatt and Heather Kahn-Pyatt. The project was a renovation of a 1940s bungalow that Pyatt undertook with his own hands ...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.13.09

  7. Urban PUMA
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    Urban PUMA

    One of the wonderful things about living in an unhinged time is that no one has any clue what's cool anymore. When we're all trying to keep our heads above water, any idea for making life better is...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.09.09

  8. Urban Sprawl, Squared
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    Urban Sprawl, Squared

    The Places We Live is a new book of extraordinary photographs by Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen, documenting the teeming urban slums and shantytowns of four world cities: Nairobi, Mumbai,...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.13.08

  9. URBANbuild: The Fourth Generation
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    URBANbuild: The Fourth Generation

    The Tulane University School of Architecture recently broke ground on their fourth URBANbuild prototype home. The URBANbuild program was started after Hurricane Katrina as a collaboration between a...

    02.09.09

  10. Urbanscape and Cityscape Photo Series by Mauren Brodbeck
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    Urbanscape and Cityscape Photo Series by Mauren Brodbeck

    Photographer Mauren Brodbeck looks at buildings as if they are sitting for a portrait. In her series Urbanscape and Cityscape, Brodbeck searches for subjects that have a strong structural geometry....

    written by: Julia Sabot
    05.15.13

  11. USA Fellows Announced
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    USA Fellows Announced

    The United States Artists announced the USA Fellows on December 14. The goal of the fellowship program is to support the arts by each year awarding $50,000 unrestricted grants to 50 artists, a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.15.09

  12. Vacuums, Clothes and Fresh Meat
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    Vacuums, Clothes and Fresh Meat

    Design blog Core77 has highlighted the evolution of the modern vacuum cleaner, from its humble beginning trying to keep floors clean to its ability to maximize clothes storage and seal fresh meat.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.29.08

  13. Valet Houndstooth by Atelier-D
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    Valet Houndstooth by Atelier-D

    Dapper chaps, you have now got the perfect modern perch for your duds, the Valet Houndstooth by Atelier-D. If you're tossing your togs on the floor tonight, you can only blame yourself.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.26.13

  14. Vases by American Crafstman Kent Ipsen
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    Vases by American Crafstman Kent Ipsen

    A series of vases by American craftsman Kent Ipsen (1933-2012), a substantial contributor to the 1960s studio glass movement, go up for auction in July 2013.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.26.13

  15. Venezuela's Eco Cabanas
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    Venezuela's Eco Cabanas

    An architectural idealist, Kristofer Nonn answered an online job posting for an ecological builder in Venezuela. The result of his short tenure in the country is two elegantly simple housing shelters.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    08.18.09

  16. Vertical Cities: Hong Kong | New York
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    Vertical Cities: Hong Kong | New York

    From wild, green island to center of international commerce: this is the trajectory both Manhattan and Hong Kong have taken since colonists and 19th century British colonial leaders, respectively,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.05.08

  17. Vespa Revamped
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    Vespa Revamped

    While probably not ideal for rainy climes, Portuguese carpenter/designer Carlos Alberto built a Vespa that could be reason enough for some people to move to a desert (one without sandstorms,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.21.09

  18. Victoria Keddie: Portraits
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    Victoria Keddie: Portraits

    Portraiture is an art form often perceived as antiquated or relegated to royalty, calling to mind beautiful renderings of rosy-faced children in layers of lace and velvet, lounging by the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.11.08

  19. Video: Toyota Debuts Experimental i-Road Vehicle
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    Video: Toyota Debuts Experimental i-Road Vehicle

    Not quite a car and something more than a motorcycle, the Toyota i-Road "Personal Mobility Vehicle" (PMV) recently debuted at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Check out this video to see how the i-Road...

    written by: Sara Ost
    04.02.13

  20. Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York
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    Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York

    Built by architect William Massie nearly a decade ago for vintage retailer Greg Wooten, this hybrid prefab home in upstate New York (from our Interiors issue) is a furniture lover's dream. In the...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Karina Tengberg
    07.05.13

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