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  1. The Future of Housing
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    The Future of Housing

    Is biologically based architecture the next big thing? Architect Mitchell Joachim thinks so. He proffers radical ways to rethink the science of structures.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Dorothy Hong
    05.20.12

  2. ICFF 2012: Nani Marquina on Design
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    ICFF 2012: Nani Marquina on Design

    Spanish rug design maven Nani Marquina is known for her emphasis on handcrafted wares, commitment to fair trade practices and sustainable development, and for bringing a distinctive and imaginative...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.25.12

  3. In Living Color
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    In Living Color

    Architect Pedro Gadanho brings a body of hypercolorful work and a curiosity for the world stage to his new position as MoMA’s curator for contemporary architecture.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.10.12

  4. Sandy Chilewich
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    Sandy Chilewich

    In our July/August 2012 issue, we profiled a cross-section of women working in the design field from architects to curatorial theorists and a handful of professions between. One prominent figure in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.16.12

  5. Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer
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    Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer

    Situated at the cross-section of architecture, art, and installation, Los Angeles–based architectural practice Layer has consistently managed to delight and surprise. Complex yet not...

    written by: Carren Jao
    07.31.12

  6. Moments with Winka
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    Moments with Winka

    Award-winning designer Winka Dubbeldam is the principal of leading design firm Archi-Tectonics, NYC, a Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, and—while widely considered...

    written by: Sara Ost
    08.03.12

  7. 7 Questions for Cecilie Manz
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    7 Questions for Cecilie Manz

    Republic of Fritz Hansen launched Danish designer Cecilie Manz’s chair and table at this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Inspired by the rounded shape of a stone on...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.06.12

  8. In the Material World: Susan Weber
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    In the Material World: Susan Weber

    Long before Peggy Guggenheim bought her first Jackson Pollock, the Wittlesbach Dukes of Bavaria were snapping up antiquities. Before Philip Johnson’s Glass House or even modernism, the...

    written by: Joanne Furio
    08.06.12

  9. Architect Marcel Beaudin
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    Architect Marcel Beaudin

    Vermont-born architect Marcel Beaudin never planned to design buildings. Trained as a draftsman for the monuments his family’s granite-quarrying business produced, Beaudin was working as a...

    written by: Lindsay J. Westley
    09.17.12

  10. The Wearable Architecture of Karen Konzuk
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    The Wearable Architecture of Karen Konzuk

    We recently caught up with designer Karen Konzuk, founder of Konzuk Jewelry, to talk about the process and inspiration behind her architectural concrete and stainless steel creations.

    written by: Sara Ost
    11.28.12

  11. Last Words, Take Two
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    Last Words, Take Two

    We put the same six questions to everyone we talked to for the Now 99 issue to learn what they’re reading, rethinking, and totally sick of. We ran a few responses as the Finishing Touch in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.12

  12. Four Questions for Craig Dykers
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    Four Questions for Craig Dykers

    Earlier this week I went down to SFMOMA to see the unveiling of the design for the expansion of the art museum by the Norwegian architects at Snøhetta. I posted a video of what the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.05.11

  13. Craig Dykers of Snøhetta
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    Craig Dykers of Snøhetta

    Ask for Mr. Snøhetta and you'll receive a hiking stick and map to one of Norway's tallest peaks. The eponymous architecture firm, with offices in Oslo and New York, is purposely anonymous,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.10

  14. Robert Hammond: Chance Encounters
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    Robert Hammond: Chance Encounters

    Robert Hammond has just returned from a year in Rome. While there he created an urban experiment called Chance Encounter on the Tiber, involving 100 chairs in public spaces in Italy. Now back in...

    12.13.10

  15. Preserving the Miami Marine Stadium
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    Preserving the Miami Marine Stadium

    In 1963, Jack Meyer figured out how to make concrete fly. Meyer was head engineer on construction of Miami’s Commodore Munroe Stadium (now known as Miami Marine Stadium), a grandstand for...

    written by: Rob Jordan
    04.21.11

  16. Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket
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    Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket

    The path to a better world isn't through pavers but via plants, says artist and Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson. "I love architecture but I think if everyone was gardening instead of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.09

  17. Best Design for Transit Seating
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    Best Design for Transit Seating

    This weekend our pals over at The Bay Citizen came out with a very alarming report: After running a few tests on the seats of San Francisco's two main transit systems—Muni and Bay Area Rapid...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.07.11

  18. Anna von Schewen
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    Anna von Schewen

    While in Vegas for Surfaces and Las Vegas Market, I had the chance to not only take in the terrific 17 Swedish Designers exhibit but also chat with Anna von Schewen and hear her lecture. She spoke...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.07.11

  19. Five Questions for Nitin Rao
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    Five Questions for Nitin Rao

    Nitin Rao, along with Kaustuv DeBiswas, is co-founder of Sunglass, a cloud-based environment that aims to democratize design and provide an easy, user-friendly way to collaborate on 3D content...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.19.12

  20. Young at Any Age
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    Young at Any Age

    Japanese designer Mikiko Endo lets her wild imagination go to work—–so we can play.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    07.24.11

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