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2013

City Living

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October 2013,
Vol. 13
Issue 10.
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Designer Focus: Brad Ascalon

As commissions for new furniture and lighting roll in, third-generation designer Brad Ascalon carries on the family tradition.
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Starry Night: Outdoor Wall Light Installation

A celestial light installation illuminates the garage door of a recently renovated Toronto house.
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In the City by Nigel Peake

“I begin to know a city through its fragments, walking below tall buildings, along facades of signs, doors, and windows, crossing without knowing from one district to the next, down busy streets and…
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Q&A with Textile Designer Jack Lenor Larsen

We chat with the masterful weaver, textile designer, and gardener whose global aesthetic continues to reverberate and influence today’s interiors.
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Green Planning in North Dakota

Amid the tall grasses and open skies of the Great Plains, forward-thinking urban planning ideas take root in North Dakota.
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6 Urban Cars We Love

Vehicle manufacturers wise up to the demands of urban dwellers.
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Historic Housing Complex Transformation in England

In Sheffield, England, a historic housing complex is transformed from a city nuisance into a budding neighborhood.
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Cinematic Family Retreat in Brazil

São Paulo architect Isay Weinfeld's Casa Deck offers cinematic vistas, a lush garden, and a retreat from Brazil's largest city.
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Green Car Buying Advice

Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, dispenses buying advice for the latest fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly models.
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The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier

Los Angeles architect Linda Taalman made a rare visit to Le Corbusier’s fraught masterpiece, the capitol complex of the city of Chandigarh.
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Modern High-Design Pied-à-Terre in Paris

For Felix Claus, a 1930s rental apartment is more than an idyllic pied-à-terre—it’s an architectural gem that requires reverence and careful tending.
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Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto

With his experimental buildings, the Tokyo-based architect is creating a new breed of hybrid design.
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Jack Lenor Larsen's Greatest Hits

To accompany our profile on the iconic textile designer in Dwell's October 2013 issue, we rounded up a few hits from the Larsen design archives.
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Eye in the Sky: Urban Apartment Overlooking NYC's The High Line

An apartment overlooking the High Line in New York City captures views of a constantly changing urban landscape.
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Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv

Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming Israeli city.
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Modern Lilong House Renovation in Shanghai

Seeking a stronger connection with his adopted city, Edoardo Allegranti revamps a lilong house in China’s bustling municipality.
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Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz

Nelson Byrd Woltz carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants.
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Design Tips for Privacy

As the lines between our public and personal lives become increasingly blurry, designers are helping redefine privacy for the 21st century.
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Design Tips for Privacy: Solutions to Common Issues

To further explore privacy in the modern world, we present three common problems—from noise to peeping neighbors—and a fleet of products to solve your woes.
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Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part One

From sound absorbing acoustic wall tiles to geometric white oak screens, here is a set of five products to increase privacy at home and in the office.
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6 Historic Furniture Collaborations

Collaborations between academic institutions and design greats have exposed students around the world to masterful lessons in furniture.
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Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part Two

From a lightweight synthetic curtain to a recycled modular nomad system, here are five more pieces of furniture that will guarantee privacy.
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