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  1. Iannis Xenakis Drawings
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    Iannis Xenakis Drawings

    Though I fear that I won't get to see it in person, The Drawing Center in New York has just opened a new exhibit of architect and composer Iannis Xenakis's drawings. Iannis Xenakis: Composer,...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  2. Imagining Home
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    Imagining Home

    What is a home? There's the obvious answer of a place of residence or--at an even more elementary level--a structure that provides shelter. But "home" carries a bigger meaning than just...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  3. Other Space Odysseys
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    Other Space Odysseys

    Last week, Other Space Odysseys: Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan, Alessandro Poli opened at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, Quebec. The exhibition explores solutions for space travel...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  4. Envelopes: Pratt Manhattan Gallery
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    Envelopes: Pratt Manhattan Gallery

    A building envelop is to a structure as our skin is to our bodies. But whereas our protective outer layers are responsive to the environment (both inside and outside ourselves), the walls that wrap...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  5. Marin Living: Home Tours
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    Marin Living: Home Tours

    Sadly I won't be able to make it, but if you're in the Bay Area next Saturday, May 15th, you should seriously consider signing up for the first AIASF home tour of the year. Marin Living: Home...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  6. New Topographics at the SFMoMA
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    New Topographics at the SFMoMA

    On Saturday, July 17, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape opens at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit is a restaging of the 1975 show New Topographics, which...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  7. Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway
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    Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway

    One of New York's last large-scale urban planning initiatives, the Lower Manhattan Expressway, never came to pass. The massive transit system would have irevocably altered the face of New York City...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  8. Sanaa at the DAC: A Retrospective
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    Sanaa at the DAC: A Retrospective

    This summer, the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen opened an exhibition celebrating the work of Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese design studio Sanaa. Though originally scheduled to close this...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  9. Dancing About Architecture
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    Dancing About Architecture

    Steve Martin is widely credited with the off-handed critical cut: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." And though modern dance troupes have taken up just that subject...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  10. Design in Uniform at CCA
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    Design in Uniform at CCA

    The degree to which modernist design came to the fore of Western life—both aesthetically, in its reliance on mechanized production—at mid-century had everything to do with World War II....

    written by: Aaron Britt

  11. Don Hisaka's Cleveland Years
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    Don Hisaka's Cleveland Years

    Berkeley, California-based architect Don Hisaka is getting the royal treatment in Cleveland these days with an exhibit of his Ohioan work of the 60s, 70s, and 80s in the show Don Hisaka: The...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  12. Cape/Modern at PAAM
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    Cape/Modern at PAAM

    Friday, July 29th marks the opening of what looks to be a very exciting exhibit on residential regionalism. The Provincetown Art Association and Museum on Cape Cod offers "Cape/Modern: The...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  13. Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion
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    Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion

    Love her or hate her, Zaha Hadid's scope is remarkable in terms of the breadth of designs as well as in their diverse locales. Her opera house in Guangzhou was shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA...

    written by: Diana Budds

  14. Eames Time Machine
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    Eames Time Machine

    To stand in the empty living room of Charles and Ray Eames’ Case Study House No. 8 in Pacific Palisades is to experience pure contemplation of the space. While its furnishings, some...

    written by: Erika Heet

  15. Architecture in Baghdad
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    Architecture in Baghdad

    There are many famous structures we associate with Le Corbusier (Chandigarh in India, Villa Savoye in France, the United Nations headquarters in New York), the Saddam Hussein Sports Complex in...

    written by: Alexandra Polier

  16. Re-envisioning Harlem's Waterfront
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    Re-envisioning Harlem's Waterfront

    Manhattan has 32 miles of accessible waterfront, and traditionally these spaces have acted as gateways for the comings and goings of its inhabitants. The river portals have largely brought food and...

    written by: Sara Dierck

  17. 'Moving Meshes' at Domaine de Boisbuchet
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    'Moving Meshes' at Domaine de Boisbuchet

    Mesh and wireframe structures might typically be reserved for the architectural design realm, but Dutch designer Maria Blaisse aims to expand the rules of textiles and flexible materials with her...

    written by: Abigail Doan

  18. '9 + 1 Ways of Being Political' Exhibition at MoMA
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    '9 + 1 Ways of Being Political' Exhibition at MoMA

    Spanning utopian works from the 1960s to a performance piece examining present-day domestic spaces, the exhibition 9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 years of Political Stances in Architecture and...

    written by: Diana Budds

  19. Unbuilt San Francisco
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    Unbuilt San Francisco

    Visions of the future have long captivated audiences—science-fiction fans, designers, and architects alike. A new exhibition organized by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture +...

    written by: Diana Budds

  20. Dwell Favorites Head to Venice Architecture Biennale
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    Dwell Favorites Head to Venice Architecture Biennale

    The US curators for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale were announced this week, and the group includes several visionaries from Dwell issues past.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  21. 2013 Architecture and Design Film Festival Highlights
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    2013 Architecture and Design Film Festival Highlights

    Part of New York's architecture month, this year's Architecture and Design Film Festival will feature 25 shorts and features spanning topics from the historic to the contemporary, urban planning to...

    written by: Diana Budds

  22. Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care
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    Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care

    A striking set of designs for patient treatment centers showcases architecture’s power to heal.

    written by: Patrick Sisson

  23. Dwell on Design East Side Home Tour
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    Dwell on Design East Side Home Tour

    This self-driven tour of modern homes winds through the East Side of Los Angeles on June 21, 2014. Click through the slideshow to see the homes on the tour that wrap around the hills above Silver...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare

  24. Midcentury Modern Architecture of Sarasota
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    Midcentury Modern Architecture of Sarasota

    The inaugural SarasotaMOD festival in Sarasota, Florida, will introduce visitors to the area’s rich midcentury architecture from October 9 to 12, 2014. The event includes a tour of Florida Southern...

    written by: Allie Weiss

  25. Jean Prouvé: Architecture
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    Jean Prouvé: Architecture

    Long before prefab gained renewed popularity a decade ago, mass production was considered avant-garde thinking. A new exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris titled Jean Prouvé:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake