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  1. Joseph Eichler

    Developer Joseph Eichler (1900–1974) sold dreams of suburban happiness with each of the 11,000 modern tract houses he built between 1950 and1974. Designed by prominent architects like A....

    08.28.09

  2. Exhibition: Work AC—49 Cities

    Exhibition: Work AC—49 Cities

    49 cities is a call to re-engage cities as the site of radical thinking and experimentation, moving beyond ‘green building’ towards an embrace of ideas, scale, vision and common sense combined with...

    03.01.09

  3. 10x10 Cities Green Facts, Challenges, Futures

    This is a three-part exhibit on sustainability, featuring datascapes showing the current challenges facing 10 major North American cities, including San Francisco, project boards from those 10...

    04.09.09

  4. The Urban Housing Handbook by Eric Firley

    The Urban Housing Handbook by Eric Firley

    Eric Firley will discuss his recent research for the book The Urban Housing Handbook (Wiley, 2009), co-authored with Caroline Stahl. Exploring the relationship between architecture and the urban...

    04.13.09

  5. Design S: Swedish Design Award

    Design S: Swedish Design Award

    This exhibition will feature 19 shortlisted entries to Sweden’s biggest design award competition, which focuses on design for sustainability issues including climate, the environment, the...

    06.04.09

  6. Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City

    Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City

    This exhibition is a critical exploration of the evolving relationship between ubiquitous computing, architecture and the city. It will imagine alternative trajectories for how various mobile,...

    07.22.09

  7. Whatever Happened to Italian Architecture?

    Whatever Happened to Italian Architecture?

    Architects, architectural historians, and critics from both Italy and abroad will come together for a two-day symposium at the Swiss Institute in Rome (ISR) to present and debate their intellectual...

    10.05.10

  8. Simon Ewings of Snøhetta at Stanford

    Simon Ewings of Snøhetta at Stanford

    Snøhetta project manager and senior architect Simon Ewings will speak at Standford on Thursday, October 6. The lecture outlines research projects that Snøhetta is involved in and...

    09.19.11

  9. Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment

    Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment

    Pritzker Prize-winner Kevin Roche is acclaimed for his skillful integration of man-made and natural environments. Drawing on material originally presented at the Yale School of Architecture, the...

    12.29.11

  10. Affordable Housing for China
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    Affordable Housing for China

    Over a million people have moved to Guangzhou in the past eight years, making the city's population nearly ten million today. This urbanization is the trend of cities worldwide; it makes all the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.01.08

  11. Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit
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    Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit

    An inquisitive exhibit recently extended through January 2009 at the Danish Architecture Center asks “What if architecture could change the world?” Building Sustainable Communities ...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.15.08

  12. Formosa 1140: Density in LA
    House Tours

    Formosa 1140: Density in LA

    Although it's not a 'green' space specifically, the new Formosa 1140 building in West Hollywood, by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA), embraces community living and gives back some public green to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.13.09

  13. Virtual National Architecture Week
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    Virtual National Architecture Week

    The American Institute of Architects kicks off National Architecture Week next week, April 13-19, to continue the public dialogue about architecture in the US. This year they’ve further...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.07.09

  14. The Mosque
    Books

    The Mosque

    The Mosque. Political, Architectural and Social Transformations, compiled and edited by Dutchmen Ergün Erkoçu (an architect) and Cihan Bugdaci (a real estate developer) and out this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.22.09

  15. Dunkin' Danish
    Outdoor

    Dunkin' Danish

    The thought of stripping down for a communal skinny dip in a salty strait might make Americans a bit squeamish, but in Denmark, it’s the stuff that can save a city.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.17.09

  16. The High Line Opens
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    The High Line Opens

    Amidst much anticipated celebration, the High Line on the west side of Manhattan has finally opened. A formerly-abandoned 1930s elevated rail structure, the High Line has been transformed over the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.09.09

  17. Panel: Density in Los Angeles
    Dwell on Design

    Panel: Density in Los Angeles

    Despite what you might think about our infinite freeways, sprawling lawns and tract homes that march all the way to Vegas, Los Angeles actually has some pretty impressive developments that are...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.26.09

  18. Re-imagining Chinatown
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    Re-imagining Chinatown

    If you are in Los Angeles this weekend (or any time before September 5), be sure to pay a visit to Fifth Floor Gallery to take part in the new interactive exhibition Re-imagining Chinatown by urban...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.05.09

  19. John Cronin and the Beacon Institute
    Profiles

    John Cronin and the Beacon Institute

    For 35 years, John Cronin has safeguarded New York’s waterways, investigating dozens of pollution cases and authoring three laws to protect the Hudson River and its communities. So when...

    written by: Julie Taraska
    09.29.09

  20. Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio
    Interviews

    Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio

    Charlie Cannon is the energetic founder and teacher of RISD's award-winning Innovation Studio. An interdisciplinary class in its eleventh year, the studio invites industrial design, landscape...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.05.09

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