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  1. Solid Gold
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    Solid Gold

    When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops. Case in point? Colorful pieces of broken LPs are visible in the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.23.09

  2. London Cooling
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    London Cooling

    The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the sky itself.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.22.09

  3. On the Rock
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    On the Rock

    Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed postglacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles from the nearest road.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Mark Giglio
    01.15.09

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Ed Mazria
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    Ed Mazria

    "This isn’t a question of cost: It’s a question of design. Design is how you solve the climate-change problem."  

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    11.24.09

  8. Richard Rogers
    Profiles

    Richard Rogers

    The architecture of Richard Rogers weds the best of high-tech design with the outer limits of the architect’s imagination, creating soaring, sustainable spaces that enrich everyday urban life.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    04.14.09

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