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  1. Venice Biennale: Giardini
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    Venice Biennale: Giardini

    Although the Venice Architecture Biennale invades all nooks and crannies of the four-square-mile island, most of the festival's big-hitters reside under the roof of only one building, the Italian...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.28.10

  2. 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

  3. Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1
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    Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1

    The concept of each country showing their best colors at the Venice Biennale began from 1895, in the same spirit of nationalism (or chauvinism) of the World's Fair. This year, proceeding straight...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.01.10

  4. 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

  5. The Design of the Paris Metro
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    The Design of the Paris Metro

    The Paris metro was born with the same furor as the Eiffel Tower, right on time for the World Expo at the turn of the 20th century. Over the past few months, I've spent nearly an hour everyday...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.24.10

  6. The Red House, Paris
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    The Red House, Paris

    Ten years ago, there was a petite house in the Bastille area of Paris that sat tucked away behind the boulevard, surrounded on all four sides by a deserted factory. Today, that little house still...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.19.10

  7. 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

  8. Cardboard Workshop
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    Cardboard Workshop

    A celebration of all things impromptu and participatory, Kawamata's Cardboard Workshop at the Centre Pompidou in Paris has seen many different rebirths over the past few months. Over the weekend,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.04.10

  9. 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

  10. The Tallest Cake in the World
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    The Tallest Cake in the World

    To my joie de vivre, my first Sunday in Paris coincided with musée gratuit dimanche, the first Sunday of every month when museums across the city open their doors to the masses for no charge...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    07.06.10

  11. Allez Design! NYC's Iron Designer
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    Allez Design! NYC's Iron Designer

    With the Hearst Tower and the New York Times Building gleaming in the distance, the inaugural Iron Designer Challenge was held on the rooftop at the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    06.22.10

  12. A Common Boston
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    A Common Boston

    If you're in the Northeast this upcoming week, you might want to swing by Common Boston, Boston's fourth annual week of celebrating architecture and urban spaces. Focusing all the city's design...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.15.10

  13. Boston in Your Hands
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    Boston in Your Hands

    The latest Play Date at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art was held last weekend, to much applause and hands-on revelry in the spirit of planning. Titled 'Design a City: Boston In Your Hands'...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.09.10

  14. Division and Discovery
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    Division and Discovery

    I heralded the beginning of my summer with an excursion along the Maine coast, which landed me in Portland this past weekend. After poking my nose into the tattoo shops along Fore Street, snacking...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    05.25.10

  15. Xavier Le Roy, Self-Unfinished
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    Xavier Le Roy, Self-Unfinished

    Hailing from Montpellier in the south of France, Xavier Le Roy is a renowned modern choreographer (and former biochemist) whose work kneads together space, human body, and machine. After seeing...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.04.10

  16. Facade Printer Inkjets the City
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    Facade Printer Inkjets the City

    Touted as 'an inkjet printer in architectonical scale,' the Facadeprinter works by taking a vector or pixel file, and 'shoots' it dot by dot onto a vertical surface.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.21.10

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. "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

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