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13 Restaurant Designs We Love from Around the World

Eating is a well-crafted experience in the atmospheres of these superbly designed restaurants.
July 17, 2015
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This Amazingly Tiny Restaurant in an Alley Is Under 8 Feet Wide

In Córdoba, Argentina, a minuscule passageway between buildings is now home to a luminous, modern restaurant.
July 14, 2015
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Must-Visit Restaurant Design Awards Finalists

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles has selected 15 finalists for the 11th annual Restaurant Design Awards, to be held at Dwell on Design on May 30. Here, we show off 10 of the nominees.
May 19, 2015
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Midcentury Modern Building in Lexington, Kentucky Faces Looming Demolition

The Peoples Bank in downtown Lexington may face demolition.
May 13, 2015
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4 Copenhagen Hotels That Combine Good Design and Green Sensibility

Tour a crop of Copenhagen hotels that are making a strong case for eco-friendly design.
May 6, 2015
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Muuto's Sophisticated Copenhagen Office is All About Transparency

The Danish design brand's new headquarters blurs the line between office and showroom, inviting visitors to draw inspiration from each.
April 21, 2015
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The 10 Best-Designed Coffee Shops in San Francisco

The San Francisco coffee scene is as eclectic and diverse as the city itself. From modern new outcrops to adaptive reuse projects, San Franciscans celebrate the simple pleasure of drinking good coffee in interesting spaces.
April 18, 2015
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Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission Votes to Save Googie Design at Norms

After weeks of waiting on the Cultural Heritage Commission's nomination to designate Norms La Cienega an Historic-Cultural Monument, Googie supporters couldn't be happier with this week's vote.
March 23, 2015