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  1. Designing Detroit
    Post

    Designing Detroit

    If the Great Recession has an unofficial mascot, it's Detroit. Even though the once-mighty Motown has been in a slow-motion death-spin since the days of the K-car, the city's abandoned factories...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.18.09

  2. We're Not in Kansas Anymore
    City Guide

    We're Not in Kansas Anymore

    On May 4, 2007, Greensburg, Kansas, was wiped off the map. An EF5 tornado ravaged the small town of 1,400 residents, destroying or severely damaging 95 percent of the city. Less than a week later,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alec Soth
    04.06.11

  3. Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11

    Welcome to the second installment of Out and About, our weekly round-up of art and architecture events and exhibitions around the country and globe.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.08.09

  4. Planning India: From Chandigarh to NanoCity

    Planning India: From Chandigarh to NanoCity

    swissnex San Francisco invites a panel of experts to discuss the past and future of urban planning in India, highlighting two examples: Chandigarh, a city mandated by the Nehru government in the...

    06.29.10

  5. Robert Hammond: Chance Encounters
    Interviews

    Robert Hammond: Chance Encounters

    Robert Hammond has just returned from a year in Rome. While there he created an urban experiment called Chance Encounter on the Tiber, involving 100 chairs in public spaces in Italy. Now back in...

    12.13.10

  6. Best Design for Transit Seating
    Interviews

    Best Design for Transit Seating

    This weekend our pals over at The Bay Citizen came out with a very alarming report: After running a few tests on the seats of San Francisco's two main transit systems—Muni and Bay Area Rapid...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.07.11

  7. The Color of Palo Alto
    Profiles

    The Color of Palo Alto

    Sam Yates will paint the town Palo Alto, once he figures out what color that is.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Jamie Kripke
    04.27.09

  8. Re-imagining Chinatown
    Post

    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

  9. The Urban Housing Handbook
    Books

    The Urban Housing Handbook

    The Urban Housing Handbook from Wiley Publications, a new tome from Paris-based architects Caroline Stahl and Eric Firley, is a guided tour through urban housing typologies from all over the world....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.03.09

  10. Luyanda Mpahlwa
    Profiles

    Luyanda Mpahlwa

    In Mitchell’s Plain township in Cape Town, South Africa, living conditions are harsh. The congested urban landscape pushes kids into the streets to play. Poverty forces reliance on found...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    10.12.09

  11. In Memoriam: Lawrence Halprin
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    In Memoriam: Lawrence Halprin

    I was very sad to learn that the design world lost a giant in the field yesterday when landscape architect Lawrence Halprin passed away at age 93. He worked all over the country, but it could be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.09

  12. 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

  13. MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change
    Interviews

    MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change

    The exhibition "Small Scale, Big Change" opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this Sunday. Curious to hear more about the show—which sadly I won't have the chance to see in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.04.10

  14. Mack Scogin on OSU's Knowlton Hall
    Interviews

    Mack Scogin on OSU's Knowlton Hall

    A decade ago, the Ohio State University Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture called upon Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects to accomplish a formidable task: create the consummate teaching...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Ian Allen
    04.18.11

  15. 72 Hour Urban Action
    Travel Reports

    72 Hour Urban Action

    The other week I attended a gathering at REBAR in San Francisco, in honor of Israeli architects Kerem Halbrecht and Gilly Karjevsky's cool project, 72 Hour Urban Action. Held last September and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.03.11

  16. Brownstone Brooklyn
    Interviews

    Brownstone Brooklyn

    In our New York issue, on newsstands now, we take a look at all five boroughs of America's biggest, most vital city. One that ends up getting quite a bit of play in Dwell is increasingly-less...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.01.11

  17. Landscape of Infrastructure
    Books

    Landscape of Infrastructure

    Though museums and skyscrapers are often the comissions that catapult contemporary architects into the design stratosphere, increasingly we're seeing what was once the demesne of engineers (bridges...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.22.10

  18. Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
    A Great Idea

    Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

    Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.08.11

  19. Steel Life
    House Tours

    Steel Life

    Edge Studio's apartment building with its glass-and-steel facade is a glowing example of the urban renaissance that's gripping Steel City.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Roger Davies
    07.21.09

  20. Structured Play
    Outdoor

    Structured Play

    Two of the country’s most creative and thoughtful playground designers—architect Richard Dattner and landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg—spent countless hours observing how...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    01.01.09

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