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  1. Touring Switzerland: Day 1
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    Touring Switzerland: Day 1

    I got into Zurich around 9:00 AM on Sunday, rather wiped out from my flight from San Francisco via Newark. Fading, but anxious to get out and see the town, I called up Zurich-based architect Felix...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.09

  2. Touring Switzerland: Day 3
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    Touring Switzerland: Day 3

    Things commenced this morning under the gray skies again, though this time, instead of nattering about Zurich, we were off to the rural byways of Langenthal, a quaint little town reputed for its...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.29.09

  3. Touring Switzerland: Day 4
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    Touring Switzerland: Day 4

    The morning weather in Madiswil at the Hotel Baeren was gloomy at best. Rain fell sideways as our driver Herr Muster helped us load up the van. We’d been told that sunnier skies awaited us in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.30.09

  4. Touring Switzerland: Final Day
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    Touring Switzerland: Final Day

    Waking up, despite the early hour, was a joy in sunny Lausanne. Finally, after days of rain, I could look onto spectacular Lake Geneva as I hurried through my breakfast. We were up and out in the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.09

  5. Architectural Trespassing
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    Architectural Trespassing

    I alluded to it in an earlier post on my trip to Switzerland, but one of the highlights of the whole affair was an impromptu stop at Villa Le Lac, a small house Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.09

  6. Touring the Vitra Campus
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    Touring the Vitra Campus

    In addition to my tour of the Freitag factory in Zurich, a huge high point of my recent trip to Switzerland involved hopping over the border from Basel to 1 Charles-Eames-Strasse in Weil am Rhein,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.09

  7. FLW: From Within Outward
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    FLW: From Within Outward

    Earlier this week I visited a new exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the recently-opened Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward. At first the prospect of another FLW exhibit, like...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.29.09

  8. Creating the Modern Stage
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    Creating the Modern Stage

    While in New York last week I made a stop into the Morgan Library to see the new show Creating the Modern Stage: Designs for Theater and Opera, on view until August 16th.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.03.09

  9. Alvar Aalto in Lights
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    Alvar Aalto in Lights

    International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.09.09

  10. A Coastline Gem in Ogunquit, Maine
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    A Coastline Gem in Ogunquit, Maine

    As I trekked northward to Maine last month for a lobster-filled weekend getaway, I stumbled upon the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.  A little ways from the shops and beach bustle of Shore...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.01.09

  11. Better x Design: Teddy Cruz
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    Better x Design: Teddy Cruz

    Providence is all abuzz with "A Better World By Design" this weekend, a three-day conference thrown by students at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently in...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.04.09

  12. Melbourne, Australia: Day One
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    Melbourne, Australia: Day One

    After untold hours in the air, and an unexpected 4AM stop in New Caladonia, I finally arrived in Melbourne, Australia, to commence my architectural tour.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.10.09

  13. Melbourne, Australia: Day Three
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    Melbourne, Australia: Day Three

    Aaron Britt, our intrepid editor abroad, shares the sights seen on the third day of his architectural sojourn to Melbourne, Australia.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.12.09

  14. Melbourne, Australia: Day Four
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    Melbourne, Australia: Day Four

    After zipping around the countryside on my third day in Melbourne, Australia, Day Four was to be a decidedly urban affair--a self-guided tour of some of the city's architectural marvels with stops...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.14.09

  15. Shanghai Living by Hu Yang
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    Shanghai Living by Hu Yang

    At Dress Codes, the current exhibition and third triennial at the International Center of Photography in New York, I saw a provoking gallery of pieces that critically explore fashion and its...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.14.09

  16. Melbourne, Australia: Day Five
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    Melbourne, Australia: Day Five

    My last full day in Melbourne, Australia, was one to which I’d been looking forward—not because I was happy to leave the Vegemite and ceaseless “How are you goings?” behind,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.15.09

  17. Terunobu Fujimori at RMIT
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    Terunobu Fujimori at RMIT

    Easily the best stumbled-upon finds of my trip to Melbourne, Australia, was the Black Teahouse, a small structure installed at the RMIT Gallery by Terunobu Fujimori and Jun Sakaguchi. I first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.16.09

  18. Exploring the Plastiki
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    Exploring the Plastiki

    Plastic waste is a huge problem. Single-use containers and products are clogging up our ecosystems, and the statistics are staggering: of the nearly 230 million tons of plastic the world uses...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.17.09

  19. Melbourne Convention Center
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    Melbourne Convention Center

    One element of my tour of Melbourne that really surprised me was how much I liked the new Melbourne Convention Center by Hamish Lyon of NH Architecture and Nik Karalis of Woods Bagot. 

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.23.09

  20. The Wild Beast by Hodgetts + Fung
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    The Wild Beast by Hodgetts + Fung

    Los Angeles–based architects Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung of Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture created a music pavilion for the Herb Alpert School of Music at the California Institute...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.02.09

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