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  1. "I Live in a Frank Gehry"
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    "I Live in a Frank Gehry"

    For the next in our unconventional-campus-spaces series, I could not neglect one of Boston's most controversial works, Frank Gehry's Stata Center. Home to MIT's computer scientists and electrical...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.26.09

  2. Recycling the Unrecyclable
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    Recycling the Unrecyclable

    It is nearly impossible to talk about materials today without invoking a full-fledged powwow about life cycle analysis, carbon footprints, and potential upcycling. Especially in the building...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.30.09

  3. "I Live in an Alvar Aalto"
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    "I Live in an Alvar Aalto"

    Thrusting its sinuous brick curves towards the Charles River, Baker House is one of only two Alvar Aalto works on this side of the Atlantic. As school gets underway, 300 students every year at MIT...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.22.09

  4. 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

  5. Marimekko in Harvard Square
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    Marimekko in Harvard Square

    Strolling down Brattle Street in Harvard Square, one can't help but notice the new vibrant swathes of color and fabric trumpeting from the windows of the Design Research Building.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.27.09

  6. "I Live in an I. M. Pei"
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    "I Live in an I. M. Pei"

    We return to our "I Live in a _____" series to glimpse inside another unconventional campus living space, this time at Princeton University.  Built in 1973 out of prefabricated...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    02.13.10

  7. Unauthorized Moss Art
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    Unauthorized Moss Art

    From Banksy to Katsu to Iz the Wiz, we often hear about guerilla graffiti artists who've taken their social critiques to the streets with powerful images and strong words.  Along a quieter...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.10.09

  8. Venice Biennale: Arsenale
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    Venice Biennale: Arsenale

    I was once told, "If you ever go to the Venice Biennale, you will see all of the architecture that the world will be seeing for the next two years."  So here I am, at the opening of...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.31.10

  9. Better x Design: Emeka Okafor
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    Better x Design: Emeka Okafor

    "Makers with Ph.Ds stood next to makers from the side of the road - it is not about who you are or where you come from, but what you have done." At A Better World By Design, a three-day...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.06.09

  10. Summer Hotel Pops Up Overnight
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    Summer Hotel Pops Up Overnight

    A temporary summerhouse has opened in Amsterdam. Conceived by the Dutch architecture firm DUS, it is a hotel, a work of art, a public event space, and it is...illegal.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.18.09

  11. Manufactured Landscapes
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    Manufactured Landscapes

    I had the opportunity to view a riveting film last week on Edward Burtynsky's photography, entitled Manufactured Landscapes.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    12.04.09

  12. Eglu by Omlet
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    Eglu by Omlet

    How many times have you opened your refrigerator to scramble an egg for breakfast, and then realize that you have none left? With the eglu by Omlet, and a couple of pet chickens, your eggless...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.08.09

  13. Inside the Musee d'Orsay
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    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

  14. Eames Demetrios at TED2007
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    Eames Demetrios at TED2007

    This week, TED released "The design genius of Charles + Ray Eames," a talk given by Eames Demetrios, the grandson of the famous husband-and-wife team. Given at TED2007, Demetrios honors...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.07.09

  15. A New Nørreport for Copenhagen
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    A New Nørreport for Copenhagen

    While I was studying abroad last spring in Copenhagen, every morning on my way to school I passed through the busiest train hub, Nørreport Station. Whether on bike, bus, or train, it was...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.13.09

  16. Living on Water: Floating Villages
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    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

  17. Czech Trek at the Biennale
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    Czech Trek at the Biennale

    Out of all of the exhibits at the Venice Biennale this year, I spent the most time sitting and playing inside the pavilion of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Along with being interactive, dynamic,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.16.10

  18. Apartment Decorated by Gaultier
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    Apartment Decorated by Gaultier

    Stepping into the freshly decorated apartment by Jean-Paul Gaultier at Trocadero in Paris, I felt as if I had been transported into a quixotic dream, complete with a choppy journey through a triage...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.11.10

  19. Living on Water: Stilted Villages
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    Living on Water: Stilted Villages

    After visiting the legendary floating villages on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, I took a detour to Kompong Phluk, a permanent settlement built upon stilts at the edge of the lake. As I paddled...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    04.07.10

  20. A Nomadic Future for the Walking House
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    A Nomadic Future for the Walking House

    From gypsies to migrant workers to families in RVs, nomadism has been a constant societal fringe condition throughout the course of history. While most people will cast aside a culture of...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.14.10

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