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A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop

Ton Matton’s chicken coop—a sly protest against European agriculture laws—is getting second looks for its urban-meets-rural aesthetic.
March 2, 2014
the steel and glass greenhouse of a Brooklyn school's learning garden

An Edible Learning Garden in Brooklyn

New York firm WORKac taps into society’s increased focus on heathy eating with a school’s learning garden.
February 28, 2014
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A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia

Thanks to an earth-moving renovation, a hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges becomes a place for play and repose.
February 27, 2014
Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic gardening program.
February 27, 2014
Jaanus Orgusaar NOA Cabin

Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.
February 26, 2014
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Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas

Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community. Guests stay close to the land, experiencing it in their teepees, tents or trailers, a theater, a caravan, a campground, and a hotel. Bunkhouse Communications Director Isadora McKeon, who works for El Cosmico and several other Texas hotels, was happy to describe the genesis of this hotel and its unique attitude and design.
February 25, 2014
QueensWay Plaza competition

AIANY Releases Winning Designs for Queens Greenway Project

The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of a design competition for a vertical gateway to a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens. The ultimate goal for the QueensWay, as it is called, is to transform this stretch of Rockaway Rail Line tracks into an elevated pedestrian and bicycle greenway connecting the neighborhoods of Rego Park, Richmond Hill, and Ozone Park. The effort is being led by the Trust for Public Land in cooperation with the Friends of the QueensWay and the City of New York. Click through the slideshow to view the winning designs, which will be the subject of an exhibition opening at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan on July 17, 2014.
February 12, 2014
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The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Reveals Plaza Plans

The Broad, the new contemporary art museum being built in downtown Los Angeles, unveils plans for a 24,000-square-foot outdoor plaza.
February 10, 2014
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Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.
February 5, 2014
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