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  1. 2007: A Space Odyssey
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    2007: A Space Odyssey

    Any cachet attached to the potential of space tourism was placed in dire straits when N’Sync heartthrob Lance Bass signed up to hitch a ride on a manned Russian rocket 
to the International...

    written by: Dianna Dilworth
    05.26.09

  2. Back on Track
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    Back on Track

    What is it about trains that gets kids going gaga? Undoubtedly it has much to do with their wheels of steel, whistles, and distinc- tive chugga-chugga sound.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    05.26.09

  3. Putting the Motel in Hotels
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    Putting the Motel in Hotels

    When design hotels first appeared in the ’80s, with their stylish bars, big-name designers, and excessive tariffs, many of us could have been forgiven for thinking that they were merely...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    05.26.09

  4. Branding the Friendly Skies
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    Branding the Friendly Skies

    In Barbara S. Peterson’s new book, Blue Streak: Inside JetBlue, the Upstart that Rocked an Industry, she recounts the rise of the design-meets-discount airline through the biography of its...

    written by: Dianna Dilworth
    05.26.09

  5. Cabin Envy
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    Cabin Envy

    I’m tired of hearing about the golden age 
of flight, that era when air hostesses (never hosts) wore Pucci uniforms, Pan Am logos adorned everything from complimentary socks to midtown...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.26.09

  6. An Introduction to Landscape Design
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    An Introduction to Landscape Design

    The profession of landscape architecture is very much rooted in the European tradition of garden design, and it didn’t germinate as a distinct profession in the United States until the 19th...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  7. 101 Landscape
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    101 Landscape

    Garden design is only a fraction of the landscaping tradition. Residential or commercial it's a balance fo aesthetics and function that makes for sucess, and we take a look into (and upon) the field.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  8. 101 Airports
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    101 Airports

    Modern air travel is about far more than merely making it from point A to point B. The journey is the destination, and we take a look at airport design and how terminals are evolving: which...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  9. An Introduction to Airport Design
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    An Introduction to Airport Design

    As anyone who has been to Peru, 
or Bali, or Timbuktu can tell you, travel is not merely the experience of going
 somewhere. Travel design must convey a complex message: of place, of pleasure, of...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  10. Waste Opportunity
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    Waste Opportunity

    While the Western world forgets its waste with a flush, 2.6 billion people don’t even have toilets. Virginia Gardiner ventures to the World Toilet Summit in search of sanitation’s future.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    05.13.09

  11. At Home in the Zone
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    At Home in the Zone

    Sustainability doesn’t have to mean monasticism and darkness—with this zone-by-zone guide to the domestic world you know best, going green can be both more efficient and fun.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    05.12.09

  12. An Introduction to Kitchen Design
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    An Introduction to Kitchen Design

    The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams of domestic fulfillment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  13. 101 Kitchen Design
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    101 Kitchen Design

    No matter how cozy your living room or den, the kitchen is usually the heart of a home. Whether you use yours to reenact Iron Chef or simply to zap a TV dinner, you'll find helpful how-tos and...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  14. 101 Prefab
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    101 Prefab

    Everything you wanted to know about prefab but were afraid to ask! We've tapped the brain behind popular web resource FabPreFab to explain the birds and bees of manufactured housing.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.16.09

  15. 101 Home Office
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    101 Home Office

    Work is work, but working from home is better, especially if you have the right setup.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    03.01.09

  16. Tools of the Trade
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    Tools of the Trade

    Design-build practices invest considerable time in setting up shop and tremendous capital in tools. Three basic categories of shop work dominate almost every project: cutting, assembly, and...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  17. Design-Build Explained
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    Design-Build Explained

    How does design-build affect the project? the process? the client? Here, the principals of five thriving design-build firms weigh in

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  18. Design, Build, and Beyond
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    Design, Build, and Beyond

    An increasing number of contributors to our ever-expanding built world are referring to their practices as design-build. That means that the same minds and hands do both the designing and the...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  19. 101 Design-Build
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    101 Design-Build

    Demystifying design-build: Where does design stop and building begin? Plus, tools of the trade.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  20. The Ungreening of America
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    The Ungreening of America

    We asked Charles Birnbaum to point us to five unique landscapes that we can still take a peek at. He explains: “I’ve chosen places that are either at risk or lesser known. They don’t resemble...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

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