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  1. The Structure of Construction
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    The Structure of Construction

    This brilliant new table, called A New Perspective, by James Tooze of England's Batch, combines graphic design and carpentry to produce a three-dimensional diagram of itself. That is,...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    03.01.09

  2. 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

  3. The Critic and the Game Space
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    The Critic and the Game Space

    Video games are an often-overlooked realm of architectural ideas and spatial design—the buildings and landscapes through which characters move, play, and operate—but where are the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.09.09

  4. Transforming Shanghai
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    Transforming Shanghai

    There seems to be no end to the superlatives being used to describe cities in China: the buildings there are the biggest, the most, the heaviest, the longest, the deepest, the tallest, always...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.26.09

  5. Retrofitting for Sustainability
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    Retrofitting for Sustainability

    I'm writing this a few hours away from the opening of Viennese architect Susanne Zottl's new exhibition at SCI-Arc, A Styrofoam Lover with (E)motions of Concrete. According to SCI-Arc, the show ...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.24.09

  6. Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form
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    Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form

    President Obama is an urban president. During his time in the White House, he and his wife will maintain their home in south Chicago—in Hyde Park, specifically, just blocks from where I once...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.21.09

  7. Green Reading
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    Green Reading

    Renderings of a new storage facility for the British Library have been released. The design, by HOK, comes with plenty of interesting details—including an expansive green roofing system&mdash...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.19.09

  8. The Writing's on the Wall
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    The Writing's on the Wall

    New York-based designer Sherwood Forlee, through Quirk Books, has produced the Walls Notebook, where everything you write is an act of graffiti. Forlee describes it as "a notebook / sketchbook...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.17.09

  9. The City As Seen
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    The City As Seen

    As the everyday circumstances of urban life continue to change—whether due to tools like GPS-enabled cell phones or to high-tech security measures passed in the wake of September 11—how...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.28.08

  10. The New Garden Museum
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    The New Garden Museum

    The Garden Museum in London has re-opened—and rebranded—after a short and surprisingly affordable modern makeover by the talented local firm Dow Jones Architects. I had the pleasure of...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.27.08

  11. House of Futures Past
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    House of Futures Past

    Prince Charles, long an advocate of sustainability in architecture—including the use of natural building materials and the planting of organic gardens, but very conservative on the aesthetic...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.23.08

  12. Bunker Archaeology
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    Bunker Archaeology

    Paul Virilio's classic book of wartime architectural history, Bunker Archeology, is finally back in print with a fantastic new edition from Princeton Architectural Press. The book had taken on the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.22.08

  13. Sometimes You Need A Little Guardian
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    Sometimes You Need A Little Guardian

    The Rome-based design firm Tokidoki—Japanese for "sometimes"—produces high-concept toys for adults and kids both, including my personal favorites: an armed couple named...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.19.08

  14. Managing Space
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    Managing Space

    British architects Foster + Partners have revealed their "expansive" new design for the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut. As dean Sharon Oster remarked upon helping to...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.15.08

  15. Cities and Their Grids
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    Cities and Their Grids

    John Briscella, a Philadelphian now earning his Masters in "Urban Strategies" in Vienna—surely one of the most interesting degree titles out there—has put together a new...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.10.08

  16. Chicago Humanities Festival
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    Chicago Humanities Festival

    For any Chicago-based Dwell readers looking for something to do this Saturday, November 8, I'm pleased to say that I'll be hosting a panel discussion there as part of this year's Chicago Humanities...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    11.06.08

  17. Review: The Idler's Glossary
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    Review: The Idler's Glossary

    The Idler's Glossary by Joshua Glenn and Mark Kingwell, designed and illustrated by Seth, came out this month from Biblioasis. With a trim size perfect for fitting into your pocket to read during a...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    10.23.08

  18. Big Trouble in Little Dubai
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    Big Trouble in Little Dubai

    Dubai, that instant city of over-wrought architecture and slave-like laborers, is apparently on the verge of a sewage catastrophe. The BBC reports that "raw sewage is flowing into the sea...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    10.17.08

  19. Art + Environment Conference in Reno
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    Art + Environment Conference in Reno

    I'll be heading to Reno later this week to speak at the upcoming Art + Environment Conference hosted by the Nevada Museum of Art, from October 2-4–so if any Dwell readers are in the area,...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    10.02.08

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