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  1. 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

  2. Daniel Wallach of GreenTown
    Interviews

    Daniel Wallach of GreenTown

    After an EF5 tornado devestated the tiny town of Greensburg, Kansas, (then populartion 1,500) in 2007, the residents came together and did the unbelievable: Rebuilt as a sustainable town. Leading...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.21.11

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. You Are Where You Live
    Essay

    You Are Where You Live

    The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived need: what we think about when we are at our hungriest, our most grasping, our most insecure. Like the...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    02.27.11

  8. Design and History of Tahrir Square
    Interviews

    Design and History of Tahrir Square

    Nezar AlSayyad is a Cairo-born professor of Architecture, Planning and Urban History and the chair of Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He's also a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.21.11

  9. Friday Finds 2.18.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 2.18.11

    Every Friday Dwell's editors, designers, and interns share a handful of their favorite blogs, videos, photographs, and stories appearing on the web. What piqued our interest this week? A colorful...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.18.11

  10. 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

  11. Reburbia Competition

    Reburbia Competition

    Dwell Magazine and Inhabitat.com are pleased to announce the first ever Reburbia competition: a design competition dedicated to re-envisioning the suburbs. Calling all future-forward architects,...

    07.08.09

  12. Urban China

    Jiang Jun, editor of Urban China magazine, and curator Benjamin Godsill of the New Museum introduce a dynamic multimedia presentation on the history of Urban China as well as the exhibition Urban...

    07.01.09

  13. In the Shadows of Cities: Gregor Eichinger

    In the Shadows of Cities: Gregor Eichinger

    Austrian architect and designer Gregor Eichinger will discuss the subject of our increasing need for "shadowy places." He will reference past eras, when business was conducted in public...

    06.16.09

  14. Witold Rybczynski: Makeshift Metropolis
    Books

    Witold Rybczynski: Makeshift Metropolis

    Witold Rybczynski has been called  “architecture’s voice in the world of letters” by The Weekly Standard. He writes about design and planning for The New York Times, the...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    01.01.11

  15. 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

  16. Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City

    Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City

    Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City will reveal the island of Mannahatta on September 12, 1609, the moment of Henry Hudson's arrival – a fresh, green new world at the...

    05.08.09

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Los Angeles vs. Las Vegas: Which is the Most Unreal City in America?

    Reality has hit both cities: water grows scarce, space is tighter, cars clog roads and pollute the air, and money is disappearing. Zócalo hosts a panel of experts—including architect...

    04.13.09

  20. 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

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