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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 like letting a racehorse out of the gates. Even before his visionary work on the unforgettable Watercube of Beijing Olympics fame, Bosse had been applying his Frei Otto sensibilities to lightweight, revolutionary, futurist architecture with signature glam and vigor. The City of the Future brings the thinking of several individual projects into a galloping whole: we see in this exhibition the culmination of years of innovative philosophical and developmental research aimed at giving birth to buildings that look pretty and really perform. We caught Bosse on Skype while he was en route from Honk Kong to Sydney, to get his thoughts on the future urban jungle, a place he calls Cloud City.
July 20, 2013
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Material Focus: Concrete

In this Material Focus installment, we examine béton brut—roughly finished exposed concrete—a modern design idea popularized by architects like Le Corbusier and Auguste Perret.
July 19, 2013
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6 Dwell Recipes for Modern Entertaining

From Eric Ripert’s favorite fish dish to the infamous cocktails of Borrego Springs, we share some of the best recipes from our archives.
July 19, 2013
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Passive Houses Across America

A new book on passive houses by designer Julie Torres Moskovitz highlights the super-green homes of our sustainable present (and future).
July 19, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed

Each week delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
July 19, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: MOLEHOUSE Frames for Sketchbooks

This week we're throwing our Kickstarter weight behind designer Colton Corry's MOLEHOUSE frames. Made expressly for displaying what's in your sketchbook—Moleskine or otherwise—these simple, sturdy frames elevate your sketches to art.
July 19, 2013
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Promo Daily: Tom M Johnson

Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Tom M Johnson
July 19, 2013
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Friday Finds 07.19.13

Pink concrete? Animal bodies? USB-heated gloves? Welcome to this week's Friday Finds!
July 19, 2013
Britain's prefab Dome of Discovery

7 Historic Architectural Projects

In our Rewind section, we comb the archives to find historic architectural projects that beg to be revisited, from modernist baseball stadiums to retro airports to an imperial villa in Japan.
July 18, 2013