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  1. 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

  2. AIA SF Design Awards 2009
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    AIA SF Design Awards 2009

    San Francisco is a hotspot for incredible architecture—and this past year was no exception. Last week the American Institute of Architect’s San Francisco chapter celebrated the best of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.11.09

  3. The Secret Lives of Urban Space
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    The Secret Lives of Urban Space

    Earlier this week, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival presented a collection of six experimental short films, grouped as The Secret Lives of Urban Space, which explored...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.21.09

  4. NOLA Design Competition
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    NOLA Design Competition

    Living locally is a trend that has captured not only foodies but designers, too. This past weekend, I headed down to the Big Easy as a guest judge for the Billes Architecture Home Design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.14.09

  5. Top Ten Green Projects
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    Top Ten Green Projects

    Earlier this week, the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment announced the winners of their annual Top Ten Green Projects competition. The scoring system was based on...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.15.09

  6. The Greening of Southie
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    The Greening of Southie

    Ten years ago, realtors wouldn't have guessed they'd be selling luxury apartments based on cotton insulation and dual-flush toilets. High-end highrises are gaining environmental cred. But while we...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.15.09

  7. Best of Quebec Architecture 2009
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    Best of Quebec Architecture 2009

    We in the US hear plenty about the AIA's awards of festivals, but not so much about our neighbors up north. As we've seen in Dwell over the last few years, our Canadian compatriots have a lot...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.23.09

  8. Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas
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    Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas

    Architect MJ Neal, much like his hometown of Austin, Texas, possesses a balanced combination of country cordiality and urban edge. In October 2008, we wrote about one of his projects in the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.25.09

  9. "I Live in an Alvar Aalto"
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    "I Live in an Alvar Aalto"

    Thrusting its sinuous brick curves towards the Charles River, Baker House is one of only two Alvar Aalto works on this side of the Atlantic. As school gets underway, 300 students every year at MIT...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.22.09

  10. Courtyard House by Rowan Opat
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    Courtyard House by Rowan Opat

    On my recent trip to Melbourne, Australia, I did manage to get out of the city for one day. I zipped down to the Mornington Peninsula to visit a couple wineries, and also to see the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.30.09

  11. Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009
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    Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009

    In 2005, the AIA New York launched the New Practices program to showcase promising new and emerging architectural firms. This year, the AIA San Francisco launched the West Coast debut of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.06.09

  12. And the Parkitecture Winner Is...
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    And the Parkitecture Winner Is...

    After much discussion around the Dwell headquarters, it's finally time to announce the winner of the Parkitecture Design Competition!

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    11.23.09

  13. 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
    01.19.10

  14. 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
    03.09.10

  15. 2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa
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    2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa

    Kazuyo Sejima (just the second woman ever!) and Ryue Nishizawa of the Japanese architecture firm SANAA were awarded the 2010 Pritzker Prize. The pair (just the second duo to win the Pritzker Prize)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.29.10

  16. Architecture Delivery to Rwanda
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    Architecture Delivery to Rwanda

    With nearly ten million people, Rwanda is Africa’s most densely populated country -- yet it boasts fewer than ten architecture firms within its borders.  As one of the most pressing...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Ebbe Strathairn
    04.01.10

  17. 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
    04.16.10

  18. Top Ten Green Projects 2010
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    Top Ten Green Projects 2010

    This week, the American Institute of Architects' Committe on the Environment (COTE) announced its Top Ten Green Projects. The program, in its 14th year, applauds structures that incorporate...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.23.10

  19. 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
    04.29.10

  20. 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
    05.05.10

  21. 2010 AIA Housing Awards
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    2010 AIA Housing Awards

    Earlier this week, the American Institute of Architects awarded its tenth annual Housing Awards to projects across the country, several of which have been featured in Dwell. The Sky Ranch, an 800...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.08.10

  22. 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
    07.16.10

  23. The Red House, Paris
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    The Red House, Paris

    Ten years ago, there was a petite house in the Bastille area of Paris that sat tucked away behind the boulevard, surrounded on all four sides by a deserted factory. Today, that little house still...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.19.10

  24. Triangle House Tours
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    Triangle House Tours

    On October 2 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will host the inaugural East Coast residential design home tour.  The Triangle Tour will take place between the hours of 10am-6pm in...

    written by: Hanni Chehak
    08.20.10

  25. 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
    09.26.10

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