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For years, professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has ranted about wanting to build a skate plaza: a skate park integrated into the urban environment as a landscaped, multi-use public space. When he got word in 2002 that his hometown of Kettering, Ohio, was planning a skate park, he saw his chance.
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- In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching.
- In the summer of 2001, Element Skateboards founder Johnny Schillereff stumbled on a new addition to a YMCA skate camp in Northern California: a nature survival-skills program.
- Urban design, from zero-energy housing to micro-living, will be explored onstage during Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, taking place June 20-22. Click through the slideshow for what to expect.
- Skaters, bikers, and a park advocate are breaking new ground in Chicago's Grant Park.
- In our July/August 2014 issue, architect Andrew Moss walks us through the home he and his wife, electrical engineer Michelle Yanefski, built for their family in Pittsburgh's up-and-coming…
- We've reported on modern skate parks before, but rarely have we seen such a perfect marriage of skating and landscape design as the one embodied by the Finnish Janne Saario.
- We first spotted Providence, Rhode Island–based designer Meg Callahan's work at Matter's Next World exhibition this spring and instantly loved her quilts—a contemporary take on…
- In March 2013, Dwell had the pleasure of touring the World Trade Center Memorial with lead architect Michael Arad.