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  1. Cycle China: Week 3
    Travel Reports

    Cycle China: Week 3

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.22.11

  2. Cycle China: Week 4
    Travel Reports

    Cycle China: Week 4

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amirah Shahid
    09.29.11

  3. Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 1

    At the end of September, I hopped across the pond to visit Basel, Switzerland, and the nearby Laufen bathrooms factory and showroom. Basel is bisected by the Rhine and sits just south of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.10.11

  4. Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 2

    Last month I traveled to Basel, Switzerland, a European city first founded during the Roman Empire and still boasting beautiful buildings constructed more than 1,000 years agos. In Touring Basel,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.12.11

  5. Cycle China: Week 5
    Travel Reports

    Cycle China: Week 5

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.05.11

  6. Walk This Way
    In The Modern World

    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  7. Kimball Art Center Finalists
    Renovation

    Kimball Art Center Finalists

    Last week I was in Park City, Utah, home of the Kimball Art Center. Founded in 1976, and housed in what was once the Kimball Bros. auto garage, the Kimball is a living museum offering the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.12

  8. Jane Jacobs Video
    Post

    Jane Jacobs Video

    I was so pleased to come across this video recently on the website Grist—a nearly ten-minute film about creating healthy neighborhoods, narrated by the late, great urban writer and activist...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.30.12

  9. Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?
    Post

    Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?

    A year and a half ago, while on sabbatical from Olson Kundig Architects, Kevin Scott conceived of Röllerhaus Pictureworks & Design Co. A mix of design firm, artist/designer collective, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.07.12

  10. Pop-up Parks
    Outdoor

    Pop-up Parks

    Eager for public space, communities re-create their streets as temporary cafes, playgrounds, and bike lanes.

    written by: Inga Saffron
    photos by: Krista Jahnke
    05.18.12

  11. Radical Sustainability with Mitchell Joachim
    Dwell on Design

    Radical Sustainability with Mitchell Joachim

    Environmental thought leader, architect, and urban designer Mitchell Joachim joined Dwell editor Amanda Dameron Friday, June 21, at Dwell on Design, sharing his most innovative ideas for the city...

    written by: Kim Derby
    06.23.12

  12. Modernism 2.0: A Tower in the Park Even Jane Jacobs Could Love
    House Tours

    Modernism 2.0: A Tower in the Park Even Jane Jacobs Could Love

    No one plans to get old; it just happens. Real-estate fantasies, however, tend to be ageless. To misquote the late Nora Ephron, we’ve been having the same real-estate fantasy for decades. And...

    written by: Lamar Anderson
    08.28.12

  13. A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
    Post

    A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning

    At America's first urban planning conference, held in New York in 1898, a British planner asked whether he and his colleagues were striving for beautiful people or beautiful cities. Is urban...

    written by: Amanda Erickson
    09.05.12

  14. Chicago's Green Mile
    Interviews

    Chicago's Green Mile

    Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as "the greenest street in America," a surprising characterization considering it was once one of the grittiest industrial...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.24.13

  15. Never Built: Los Angeles at A+D Architecture & Design Museum
    Dwell on Design

    Never Built: Los Angeles at A+D Architecture & Design Museum

    Never Built: Los Angeles, an upcoming exhibition at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles (on view from July 28 through September 29) will highlight radical projects that would have...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.17.13

  16. Innovation Hub: ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego
    Post

    Innovation Hub: ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego

    'Innovate' was the buzzword at the Urban Land Institute’s spring conference in San Diego, May 15-17, where some 3,500 planners, developers, and real estate and land use professionals gathered to...

    05.20.13

  17. Visionary Architecture: Chris Bosse on Cloud City
    Post

    Visionary Architecture: Chris Bosse on Cloud City

    When German architect and LAVA co-founder Chris Bosse was asked to conceive The City of the Future for the CUSP: Designing Into the Next Decade exhibition at the Australian Design Center, it was...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    07.20.13

  18. Friday Finds 08.23.13
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 08.23.13

    A folding car inspired by an armadillo, typography flashcard game, and vintage snaps of San Francisco? All that and more in this installment of Friday Finds!

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.23.13

  19. Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum
    A Great Idea

    Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum

    Designers often talk about the importance of play, emphasizing its power to create creative breakthroughs. Design firm Monstrum, based in Denmark, took that idea one step further and decided to...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    09.09.13

  20. What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview
    Latest

    What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview

    After Hurricane Sandy brought New York City’s precarious coastline to the forefront of the city’s collective attention last year, heads turned toward the design community and their proposed...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.26.13

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