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  1. Shear Talent
    Profiles

    Shear Talent

    In the small village of Spannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland, Claudy Jongstra heads a felt-design studio whose modesty in process and material belie its overwhelming commercial appeal and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Chanarin
    02.26.09

  2. Architecture and Design Books
    Product Reviews

    Architecture and Design Books

    Dear Dwell, I am new to modernism and eager to learn all I can about architecture and design. What books would you recommend to a novice? —Mathilda Feigenbaum, Mission Hills, Kansas

    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.01.09

  3. Peter DeMaria on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Peter DeMaria on the Future of Prefab

    Some people assume that yet-to-be-invented high-tech materials and systems will be the saviors of 
our construction industry.

    01.28.09

  4. Leo Marmol on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Leo Marmol on the Future of Prefab

    More and more people are coming 
to us informed about the complete benefits of prefab construction.

    01.28.09

  5. Thibault’s Follies
    Outdoor

    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  6. Ich Bin Ein Mulcher
    Outdoor

    Ich Bin Ein Mulcher

    When, at cocktail parties, the conversation turns from the fleeting news of the day to the subject of sublime beauty, Dan Maginn often find himself smiling, for soon, he will speak of mulch.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    02.04.09

  7. 101 Prefab
    Design 101

    101 Prefab

    Everything you wanted to know about prefab but were afraid to ask! We've tapped the brain behind popular web resource FabPreFab to explain the birds and bees of manufactured housing.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.16.09

  8. 101 Architectural Movements
    Design 101

    101 Architectural Movements

    Which comes first, the movement or the manifesto? From Arts and Crafts to eco-design, a 7-step guide to design movements.

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.22.09

  9. Living Walls
    Post

    Living Walls

    A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou Centre that wears its insides on its outside (pipes, ducts, all the 'ugly' stuff), this office building wears a garden.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.09.08

  10. Re-Opening: The Museum of Arts and Design
    Post

    Re-Opening: The Museum of Arts and Design

    Two Columbus Circle once was a stout-yet-hip white building with black porthole-esque forms around it: channeling 1960s mod better than any building could, courtesy of architect Edward Durell Stone...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.14.08

  11. Air France Terminal 2E
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    Air France Terminal 2E

    Flying from the Air France Terminal at LAX (which has been shifted out of the outdated Tom Bradley Terminal) and arriving in Paris at Terminal 2E is like moving from a basement into a penthouse...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.29.08

  12. West Coast Green
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    West Coast Green

    If green design were easy, everyone would be doing it. And though it makes sense in theory, actual implementation is often easier said than done. How to make all design become sustainable design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.08

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Michael Beirut at the Cooper-Hewitt
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    Michael Beirut at the Cooper-Hewitt

    This week at the Cooper-Hewitt is National Design Week, designated by the museum as a week of focus on the ways design enriches everyday life.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.23.08

  16. Seven Questions for H-Sang Seung
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    Seven Questions for H-Sang Seung

    On a trip to Seoul last week, I met an architect who my guides called “the most famous architect in Korea.”

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.29.08

  17. Master Architects Lecture Series in San Diego to Honor Louis Kahn
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    Master Architects Lecture Series in San Diego to Honor Louis Kahn

    I posted recently about a great looking spring lecture series at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Not to be outdone by its neighbor to the north, San Diego has assembled a top-drawer raft of speakers for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.03.09

  18. The Critic and the Game Space
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    The Critic and the Game Space

    Video games are an often-overlooked realm of architectural ideas and spatial design—the buildings and landscapes through which characters move, play, and operate—but where are the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.09.09

  19. Ace Sustainable Symposium: Talking About Green
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    Ace Sustainable Symposium: Talking About Green

    Last week I attended a sustainability symposium focused on furthering the dialog about living "green." It's a ubiquitous term these days that has become as much a marketing tool as an...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.20.09

  20. 101 Renovation
    Design 101

    101 Renovation

    The agony and ecstasy of home renovations, featuring case studies, caveats, and true confessions.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

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