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AIANY Releases Winning Designs for Queens Greenway Project

The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of a design competition for a vertical gateway to a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens. The ultimate goal for the QueensWay, as it is called, is to transform this stretch of Rockaway Rail Line tracks into an elevated pedestrian and bicycle greenway connecting the neighborhoods of Rego Park, Richmond Hill, and Ozone Park. The effort is being led by the Trust for Public Land in cooperation with the Friends of the QueensWay and the City of New York. Click through the slideshow to view the winning designs, which will be the subject of an exhibition opening at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan on July 17, 2014.
February 12, 2014
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A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.
February 12, 2014
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Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project

While history and tradition inform so much of contemporary craft, the history of makers themselves isn’t always a priority. It’s a realization that struck Bard Assistant Professor Catherine Whalen and inspired her to create the BGC Craft, Art, and Design Oral History Project, a massive oral history project of tagged and transcribed interviews seeking to document experiences and make connections across disciplines.
February 12, 2014
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The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

At the January edition of Pitti Uomo—a bi-annual men's fashion event held in Florence, Italy—accessories brand Want Les Essentiels de la Vie exhibited within the Alpine Lodge, a conceptual structure that channeled the theme of its new collection. We sent a few questions to Want’s co-founders, brothers Byron and Dexter Peart, to learn more about how architecture conveys the brand’s urbane sensibility.
February 12, 2014

PP Møbler Produces Rare Hans Wegner Prototypes

You might want to sit down for this: Danish company PP Møbler is set to begin production on a rare prototype designed by Hans Wegner in the 1950s, which they'll be exhibiting at Salone del Mobile 2014 in Milan.
February 12, 2014
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8 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner's name is synonymous with Danish design the world over, and his seemingly simple chair designs helped usher in an appreciation for Scandinavian modern design in the United States. Here we highlight eight gems from the Wegner design archive.
February 11, 2014
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The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined

In a campaign pledge last week that resembles a high school candidate’s promise to give out free pop during lunchtime, Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right UMP party, floated the idea of reworking the abandoned “ghost stations” on the Paris metro. Photos released by her campaign, created by architects Manal Rachdi and Nicolas Laisné, show unused stops reimagined as public hotspots boasting amenities such as a swimming pool, theatre and concert hall, nightclub, art gallery and restaurant. While the move hasn’t made waves with the voting public, we love the idea. Here’s a selection of other plans, proposals and projects that reconceptualize what can be done underground.
February 11, 2014
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Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez

Up and coming ceramist Virginie Besengez discusses shape, space and her inspirations.
February 11, 2014
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The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Reveals Plaza Plans

The Broad, the new contemporary art museum being built in downtown Los Angeles, unveils plans for a 24,000-square-foot outdoor plaza.
February 10, 2014
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