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  1. Butterfly Gap Retreat
    Food

    Butterfly Gap Retreat

    At the Butterfly Gap Retreat just outside Knoxville, Tennessee, managing the design, construction, and rental of modern guesthouses is a family affair. Built as alternatives to the ubiquitous log...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.25.11

  2. Hotel Missoni Kuwait
    Hotels

    Hotel Missoni Kuwait

    Gold. Mosaic. Gold. Turquoise. Gold. Did I mention gold? Following the success of Hotel Missoni Edinburgh—a partnership between Rezidor Hotel Group and fashion powerhouse Missoni—the...

    07.27.11

  3. Robert Hammond: Chance Encounters
    Interviews

    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

  4. Design Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa
    Travel Reports

    Design Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa

    Taking the reigns as 2014’s Design Capital of The Year, Cape Town is happening. Between Design Indaba and a host of local designers, artisans, and architects, we've put together a list of a few of...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    02.24.14

  5. Inside the Musee d'Orsay
    Travel Reports

    Inside the Musee d'Orsay

    Along the left bank of the Seine, the world's most famous museum of impressionistic art had a former life as an old, crumbling train station and hotel. Now, linking the chronological gap between...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.20.10

  6. 15 Super Unique Libraries Around the World
    Post

    15 Super Unique Libraries Around the World

    From Stuttgart, Germany to Iwaki City, Japan, we take a look at 15 of the most extraordinarily-designed libraries.

    written by: Sarah Park
    03.30.13

  7. Exploring Melbourne, Australia
    City Guide

    Exploring Melbourne, Australia

    No opera house. No Bondi Beach. No sunning celebs. This is Melbourne, home of Australia’s most thriving design scene.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    05.19.11

  8. Putting the Motel in Hotels
    Design 101

    Putting the Motel in Hotels

    When design hotels first appeared in the ’80s, with their stylish bars, big-name designers, and excessive tariffs, many of us could have been forgiven for thinking that they were merely...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    05.26.09

  9. The Bangkok Beat
    City Guide

    The Bangkok Beat

    Mason Florence, ex-rodeo rider, photo gallery director, and publisher of Bangkok 101, steers us through Thailand’s “Venice of the East.”

    written by: Ron Gluckman
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.21.09

  10. In and Around Reykjavik, Iceland
    Travel Reports

    In and Around Reykjavik, Iceland

    Iceland seems more remote than the four-and-a-half-hour flight from Boston feels. But Reykjavik, a city closer to Boston than San Francisco, is a world apart. The prime minister is in the phonebook...

    11.30.10

  11. Bordeaux, France
    City Guide

    Bordeaux, France

    Classical yet current, Bordeaux is a city that celebrates the details that comprise the whole. Architect Oliver Brochet guides our tour around the accessible tram system, the historic women,...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Peter Augustin
    03.23.09

  12. Palm Springs, California
    City Guide

    Palm Springs, California

    In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at Hollywood Regency. From the 1920s through the 1970s, silver...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.24.09

  13. Touring Switzerland: Day 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Switzerland: Day 2

    The sunny weather we enjoyed yesterday has evaporated, and once-sunny Zurich is rainy and gray. After checking out of Hotel Greulich we started our busy program by heading over to Pro Helvetia, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.09

  14. An Introduction to Airport Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Airport Design

    As anyone who has been to Peru, 
or Bali, or Timbuktu can tell you, travel is not merely the experience of going
 somewhere. Travel design must convey a complex message: of place, of pleasure, of...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  15. Jim Starry on the Future of Travel
    --The Future of

    Jim Starry on the Future of Travel

    “We have to reconsider the basic structure of airports. If we land planes on an incline to assist in deceleration and have runways end on top of the terminals to eliminate the need for...

    05.11.09

  16. Melbourne, Australia: Day One
    Travel Reports

    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

  17. City Walks New York
    Books

    City Walks New York

    A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth. Even a day in the life of a local usually happens at high speed. And while the sea of taxis...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.13.09

  18. Living on Water: Floating Villages
    Travel Reports

    Living on Water: Floating Villages

    During my jaunt to Cambodia last month, when I was not hauling bricks to build an outdoor school kitchen with my studio, I had the chance to see a multitude of informal building in both urban and...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    02.25.10

  19. Bangkok's Storied Shophouses
    Event Spotlight

    Bangkok's Storied Shophouses

    Cities and countries have many faces, and the one known to travelers and foreigners often differs from that of the everyday. In his photo series "Shophouses" German photographer Peter...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Nitsch
    09.14.10

  20. A Week at the Airport: Part I
    Books

    A Week at the Airport: Part I

    Not so long ago I read the English pop philospher and writer Alain de Botton's book The Architecture of Happiness. It was a middling book, one that took great pains to make the case that the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.10

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