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  1. European Vacation
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    European Vacation

    We've been all over the world in our search for the best architecture and design, and we've reported on scores of fantastic cities along the way. From uncovering the surprising modern design in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.13

  2. Touring Switzerland: Day 2
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    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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. Dwell's Embassy Walking Tour
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    Dwell's Embassy Walking Tour

    In May I led a walking tour of Washington DC's modern embassies. About 25 people in all, we wandered down the District's famed Embassy Row, and though we all marveled at the stately grandeur of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.13.09

  7. William T. Vollmann on Imperial
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    William T. Vollmann on Imperial

    Presently on tour to support his massive new work Imperial, journalist, novelist and National Book Award winner for 2005's Europe Central, William T. Vollmann was recently in San Francisco.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  8. Parking Day
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    Parking Day

    After lunch today I ambled down to Spur (San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association) to see how they, and the Great Street Initiative, were celebrating Parking Day.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  9. 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

  10. Melbourne, Australia: Day Two
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    Melbourne, Australia: Day Two

    Editor Aaron Britt keeps the home fires stoked with tales and photographs from his architectural tour of Melbourne, Australia.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.11.09

  11. 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

  12. Qantas First Lounge: Sydney
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    Qantas First Lounge: Sydney

    I had two legs to my trip as I flew back to San Francisco from Melbourne, Australia. And much as a nice little layover in Hawaii would have been, I actually changed planes in Sydney. As I was holed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.20.09

  13. Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition
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    Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition

    The best part of traveling is rarely the hotel. Sure, you'll suffer a tatty travelers flop if it means an extra day wandering the streets of Seoul, but in the main, hotel stays, and hotel decor,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  14. Graphic Europe
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    Graphic Europe

    "We are designers. We notice things in a different way to other people." That's roughly the ethos that defines the Detour section of Dwell, and the expressed driving force behind the new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.10

  15. LA-ab and LSU
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    LA-ab and LSU

    I'm headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to have a look at a house for a feature in the October issue. While I'm there I'm quite excited to be stopping in to chat with a class of graduate students in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.10

  16. Architectural Tour of Baton Rouge
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    Architectural Tour of Baton Rouge

    I was down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earlier this week to report on a house for the November issue of Dwell. While I was there I had a chance to talk with a class of Jim Sullivan's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.07.10

  17. Scotland: Day 2
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    Scotland: Day 2

    Here's the latest from Edinburgh, Scotland, where I'm having a grand time seeing the design sights. It's my last full day in town before I head out to Glasgow tomorrow morning, but I saw plenty...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.11.10

  18. Scotland: Day 3
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    Scotland: Day 3

    I bid the fair city of Edinburgh farewell this morning as I boarded the train at Waverley Station. I was aboard and off to Glasgow by half past 9:00 for my first visit to what even Edinburghers...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.10

  19. A London Ramble
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    A London Ramble

    At the tail end of my Scottish excursion last month, I got a chance to visit London. It was my first time in the city and man was I floored. I loved it to bits and can't wait to go...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.07.10

  20. Manchester Modernist Society
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    Manchester Modernist Society

    I was out walking with some friends this weekend and trying very hard to think of the name of a certain mid-century Manchester, England, architect and utterly failing. We were talking about...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.27.10

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