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  1. Touring Switzerland: Day 1
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    Touring Switzerland: Day 1

    I got into Zurich around 9:00 AM on Sunday, rather wiped out from my flight from San Francisco via Newark. Fading, but anxious to get out and see the town, I called up Zurich-based architect Felix...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.09

  2. Touring Switzerland: Day 3
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    Touring Switzerland: Day 3

    Things commenced this morning under the gray skies again, though this time, instead of nattering about Zurich, we were off to the rural byways of Langenthal, a quaint little town reputed for its...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.29.09

  3. Touring Switzerland: Day 4
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    Touring Switzerland: Day 4

    The morning weather in Madiswil at the Hotel Baeren was gloomy at best. Rain fell sideways as our driver Herr Muster helped us load up the van. We’d been told that sunnier skies awaited us in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.30.09

  4. Touring Switzerland: Final Day
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    Touring Switzerland: Final Day

    Waking up, despite the early hour, was a joy in sunny Lausanne. Finally, after days of rain, I could look onto spectacular Lake Geneva as I hurried through my breakfast. We were up and out in the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.09

  5. Architectural Trespassing
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    Architectural Trespassing

    I alluded to it in an earlier post on my trip to Switzerland, but one of the highlights of the whole affair was an impromptu stop at Villa Le Lac, a small house Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.09

  6. FLW: From Within Outward
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    FLW: From Within Outward

    Earlier this week I visited a new exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the recently-opened Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward. At first the prospect of another FLW exhibit, like...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.29.09

  7. Creating the Modern Stage
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    Creating the Modern Stage

    While in New York last week I made a stop into the Morgan Library to see the new show Creating the Modern Stage: Designs for Theater and Opera, on view until August 16th.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.03.09

  8. A Coastline Gem in Ogunquit, Maine
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    A Coastline Gem in Ogunquit, Maine

    As I trekked northward to Maine last month for a lobster-filled weekend getaway, I stumbled upon the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.  A little ways from the shops and beach bustle of Shore...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.01.09

  9. Melbourne, Australia: Day One
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    Melbourne, Australia: Day One

    After untold hours in the air, and an unexpected 4AM stop in New Caladonia, I finally arrived in Melbourne, Australia, to commence my architectural tour.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.10.09

  10. Shanghai Living by Hu Yang
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    Shanghai Living by Hu Yang

    At Dress Codes, the current exhibition and third triennial at the International Center of Photography in New York, I saw a provoking gallery of pieces that critically explore fashion and its...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.14.09

  11. Exploring the Plastiki
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    Exploring the Plastiki

    Plastic waste is a huge problem. Single-use containers and products are clogging up our ecosystems, and the statistics are staggering: of the nearly 230 million tons of plastic the world uses...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.17.09

  12. Melbourne Convention Center
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    Melbourne Convention Center

    One element of my tour of Melbourne that really surprised me was how much I liked the new Melbourne Convention Center by Hamish Lyon of NH Architecture and Nik Karalis of Woods Bagot. 

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.23.09

  13. At the Verge of Collapse
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    At the Verge of Collapse

    Artist Tobias Putrih gave a gallery talk at the List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week, shedding light on the ideas behind his latest exhibition, Without Out.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.20.09

  14. "I Live in an I. M. Pei"
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    "I Live in an I. M. Pei"

    We return to our "I Live in a _____" series to glimpse inside another unconventional campus living space, this time at Princeton University.  Built in 1973 out of prefabricated...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    02.13.10

  15. Living on Water: Floating Villages
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    Living on Water: Floating Villages

    During my jaunt to Cambodia last month, when I was not hauling bricks to build an outdoor school kitchen with my studio, I had the chance to see a multitude of informal building in both urban and...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    02.25.10

  16. IM Pei: Building China Modern
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    IM Pei: Building China Modern

    For those of you, like me, who missed out on Wednesday's broadcast premiere of the wonderful IM Pei: Building China Modern, you'll be pleased to learn that you can watch the hour-long...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.10

  17. 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apts
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    860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apts

    Ever since studying the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for my undergraduate degree in architecture at the University of Toronto, I have been in love with the 860-880 Lake Shore Drive apartments....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.20.10

  18. The 2010 LA Modernism Show
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    The 2010 LA Modernism Show

    The opening night of the Los Angeles Modernism Show, held for the first time at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, was defined by intriguing pieces by both modern favorites and less-known...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Erika Heet
    05.01.10

  19. Architectural Tour of Baton Rouge
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    Architectural Tour of Baton Rouge

    I was down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earlier this week to report on a house for the November issue of Dwell. While I was there I had a chance to talk with a class of Jim Sullivan's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.07.10

  20. Scotland: Day 2
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    Scotland: Day 2

    Here's the latest from Edinburgh, Scotland, where I'm having a grand time seeing the design sights. It's my last full day in town before I head out to Glasgow tomorrow morning, but I saw plenty...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.11.10

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