"In 2003, Denise Korn marched into the Boston public school system with one goal in mind: to demystify the process of design. She had already learned, as copresident of the Creative Economy...
"We want to position our work outside of architecture, as a clear piece of sociology and ecology."
People often introduce Bertus Mulder by talking about his extraordinary pedigree.
Whether spanning acres or encased in amorphous glass ecospheres, Paula Hayes's singular landscapes blur the boundary between art and nature—and redefine the relationship between art and...
A maker of unfussy, elegant design objects, Inga Sempé delights in things both great and small—even if she doesn’t own any.
Steeped in the past but firmly grounded in the present, the designs of Satyendra Pakhalé merge futuristic shapes with centuries-old crafting techniques.
The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.
The tiny staff at the San Francisco affiliate of Rebuilding Together coordinates and works on the rehabilitation of more than 20 homes and roughly the same number of nonprofit facilities on one...
Greening Los Angeles has long been Andy Lipkis’s dream. Greening his nonprofit’s Hollywood Hills campus is now a reality.
“I’ve had my share of so-called glamorous architecture and I found it more boring than this. You can only do so much to an office building. Here, no matter how tedious the job is from a...
After disappearing almost 70 years ago, the New York floating pool is making a comeback.
Resembling in form and function ancestors such as Jean Prouvé’s prefab Tropical House, Architect Fred Friedmeyer’s prefab structures harmonize, as much as possible, with Ethiopia...
Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman.
Architecture professor Laura Terry and her students spent a summer designing and creating new facilities for young campers with physical and developmental disabilities.
In May 2005, Susan Bodnar and David Schatsky asked architects Normal Projects to green their prewar apartment and their contemporary lives.
"I guess from a young age I collected things that interested me—picked up bizarre things from the street, put them in boxes, or took them to my room."
Zoë Melo has dedicated herself to design work that transcends trendy or facile definitions of sustainable or socially responsible practices.
Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing with high ideals.
Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative community in Oakland, California.
In September 2008, architect Koji Tsutsui accepted the Ceramic Tiles of Italy award for designing a modern, white-tiled residence in Tokyo. One day later, he traded the spotlights of European...