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Game On: Great Design in Super Bowl Cities

Prepare for Super Bowl XLIX by revisiting these projects in (or near) stadiums that have hosted recent NFL championship games.
January 30, 2015
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A Cow Shed Turned Family Home, and 7 Cases for Adaptive Reuse

How can you turn a planning office, a cow shed, a horse stable, or an old garage into a transcendent modern home? Check out these eight projects for inspiration.
January 21, 2015
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Remaking New York's LGBT Community Center

A $9.2 million renovation looks to the future while preserving the past.
December 21, 2014
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Plan to Repurpose Orange County Government Center, A Brutalist Masterpiece

Paul Rudolph's Brutalist masterpiece, the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, New York, has faced an uncertain future after closing in 2011 due to storm damage. To protect the structure from demolition, one proposal by Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman suggests converting the concrete gem, built in 1967, into a dynamic arts hub for the Hudson Valley area.
December 11, 2014
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Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New

From renovations of centuries-old structures to new constructions that respond to local vernacular, these houses in Italy combine history with modern sensibility.
November 21, 2014

A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber

The chamber, originally a gift of Norway, is revived as part of a $2.1 billion overhaul of the U.N. complex.
October 22, 2014
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Iconic Midcentury Bank Repurposed in Palm Springs

E. Stewart Williams’s Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan building from 1961 gains new life as the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.
September 30, 2014
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The Getty Foundation's Modern Architecture Conservation Initiative

The institution establishes a program to update iconic buildings around the world.
September 18, 2014
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Endangered Spring House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House in Tallahassee, Florida, was commissioned by George and Clifton Lewis, who sought a comfortable house for their large family that fit within their modest budget. Completed in 1954, the home features an unusual "hemicycle" form—a shape that the designer briefly experimented with at the end of his career. Now, a fundraising campaign aims to acquire, restore, and open the house to the public.
September 17, 2014