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Smiljan Radic Casa Pite

Smiljan Radic's Winning Design for Serpentine Pavilion

Underrated Chilean architect Smiljan Radic gets a commission that will put him on the world stage: the annual temporary pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London. Here are a few other notable projects from the up-and-coming architect.
March 19, 2014
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Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
March 17, 2014
the exterior of the red Foote Farmhouse

McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont

Taking a down-to-earth, locavore approach to architecture, the firm McLeod Kredell brings modernism to the traditional region of New England.
March 14, 2014
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Profile: Karabachian Design Office

The brother-sister duo behind Karabachian Design Office share how they make and locally produce their minimal, fun furniture designs.
March 12, 2014
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Design Icon: George Nakashima

A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
March 11, 2014
modern world profile Margie Ruddick

Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground

With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.
March 5, 2014
Portrait of Isamu Noguchi

Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi

One of the most idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century, Japanese-American designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi fashioned a future of organic shapes and clean lines, an elegant fusion of trends and traditions. A restless thinker, world traveler and collaborator, Noguchi’s eclectic career covered so much ground, just a fragment—set design with dance icon Martha Graham or his public artworks and sculptures—would make for a distinguished career. Here we examine some of his iconic furniture and interior designs.
February 25, 2014
charlotte perriand portrait on lounge chair

Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand

Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte Perriand turned lofty ideals into revolutionary living spaces. Her extended collaboration with Le Corbusier made the sleek, chrome-finished future a reality, but her continued evolution and experimentation with different forms and materials made her a true icon.
February 25, 2014
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Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective

Recent Parsons School of Design graduates Shaun Kasperbauer, Isaac Friedman-Heiman, and Luft Tanaka (from left) are the founding members of the design collective Souda (a Japanese word pronounced “SOH-duh”).
February 19, 2014