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  1. Bridges We Love
    In The Modern World

    Bridges We Love

    Cables and abutments went fancy for a distinct purpose: to convey passersby—not folks whizzing past on vehicles—with personality. Here’s a selection of bridges that are anything...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    01.27.12

  2. The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier
    In The Modern World

    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. Here she offers her take on Corbu’s vision for a modern...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.07.13

  3. Blogger Focus: Design Inspiration
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Design Inspiration

    We asked some of our favorite online design writers which sites inspire their blogs and influence their design sense.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.08.13

  4. Diana Moss's Local Discoveries from South Africa
    In The Modern World

    Diana Moss's Local Discoveries from South Africa

    In our September 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite online design writers to introduce their latest local discoveries. Check out Lucy Feagins of The Design Files and Katie Treggiden of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.05.13

  5. Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part Two
    In The Modern World

    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.

    10.11.13

  6. 5 Highly Imaginative Adaptive Reuse Projects
    In The Modern World

    5 Highly Imaginative Adaptive Reuse Projects

    From disused insurance buildings to empty parking spots, these adaptive reuse projects let nothing go to waste.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.24.15

  7. From Chinatown to Terminator, A (Very) Abbreviated Look at the L.A. River in Film
    In The Modern World

    From Chinatown to Terminator, A (Very) Abbreviated Look at the L.A. River in Film

    As the center of the global film industry, Los Angeles and its landmarks occupy a special place in the cultural imagination. What else could explain why a mostly dry, concrete waterway elicits such...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.05.15

  8. In The Modern World

    Space of Diplomacy

    On August 7, 1998, two car bombs went off nearly simultaneously in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 220 people and all but destroying the U.S. embassies there. The...

    01.09.09

  9. Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
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    Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture

    Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.

    written by: Charles Birnbaum
    03.15.13

  10. Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population
    In The Modern World

    Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population

    New advancements in aging-in-place strategies provide a positive outlook for the long term.

    12.11.14

  11. Frei Otto Wins 2015 Pritzker Prize Posthumously
    In The Modern World

    Frei Otto Wins 2015 Pritzker Prize Posthumously

    The late German architect, who passed away the day before the announcement, was just awarded the 2015 Pritzker Prize.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.10.15

  12. Modern Megacities Put in Perspective by Charles and Ray Eames
    In The Modern World

    Modern Megacities Put in Perspective by Charles and Ray Eames

    Charles and Ray Eames's seminal short

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.03.15

  13. Micro-Dwellings Across America
    In The Modern World

    Micro-Dwellings Across America

    From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are popping up all across America.

    written by: Tafline Laylin
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    10.23.13

  14. 11 Inspiring Small Space Projects Around the World
    In The Modern World

    11 Inspiring Small Space Projects Around the World

    When it comes to the World Architecture Festival—the largest, live global architecture festival and awards—the slight gestures and creative solutions found in these small-space projects can provide...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.14.14

  15. 5 Tiny Backyard Additions
    In The Modern World

    5 Tiny Backyard Additions

    These minuscule outbuildings may not contribute much in terms of square footage, but they do create valuable oases outside the home for work, play, and meditation.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.10.15

  16. 8 Companies That Are Revolutionizing Kit Homes
    In The Modern World

    8 Companies That Are Revolutionizing Kit Homes

    With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers. We’ve rounded up eight innovative companies whose products range from disaster relief...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    03.01.15

  17. Made in L.A.
    In The Modern World

    Made in L.A.

    With its diverse architectural landscape and community that thrives on robust design discourse, Los Angeles is an ideal home for the annual Dwell on Design show. In June, the city will, once again,...

    04.16.13

  18. 5 Modern Chimneys
    In The Modern World

    5 Modern Chimneys

    Installing the proper flues for ventilation can be an eyesore. Here are five modern chimneys that don't mar their rooflines.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.30.14

  19. Architecture Meets Tron in These Retro-Futuristic CAD Drawings
    In The Modern World

    Architecture Meets Tron in These Retro-Futuristic CAD Drawings

    Noting how changing technologies affect the way we imagine design, the bloggers behind RNDRD unearth a trove of retro-yet-futuristic computer renderings.

    written by: Josh Conrad
    02.19.13

  20. Design Tips for Privacy
    In The Modern World

    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. Here we explore the new frontiers­—in residential...

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.08.13

  21. A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco
    In The Modern World

    A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco

    In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has made a pair of unique outdoor living spaces—one low and one high.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ike Edeani
    10.15.13

  22. Art and Tech Worlds Collide in 5th Annual Seven on Seven Conference
    In The Modern World

    Art and Tech Worlds Collide in 5th Annual Seven on Seven Conference

    Walking into Rhizome’s Seven on Seven art and technology conference in New York City last Saturday, May 3, 2014, was like arriving to an intimate dinner party an hour late. The project pairs seven...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    05.08.14

  23. Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture
    In The Modern World

    Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture

    The photographer's large-scale interior photos function like architectural character sketches.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.09.14

  24. Digital Revolution: The Immersive Future of Art and Technology
    In The Modern World

    Digital Revolution: The Immersive Future of Art and Technology

    The Barbican’s massive, genre-bending art and media showcase peers over the digital edge.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.30.14

  25. Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation
    In The Modern World

    Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation

    The Make it Right foundation taps architects to put a prefab spin on homes for the Fort Peck reservation in Montana.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.14.14

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