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  1. The Secret Lives of Urban Space

    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

  2. NOLA Design Competition

    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

  3. The Greening of Southie

    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

  4. Arkansas Honors Fay Jones

    Arkansas Honors Fay Jones

    I recently got a box of postcards comemorating the work of Arkansas architect Fay Jones and they were so wonderful that I wanted to put a few images of Jones' work online. Jones' contribution...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  5. "I Live in an Alvar Aalto"

    "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

  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. The Red House, Paris

    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

  8. 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

  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. Burchfield Penney Art Center
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    Burchfield Penney Art Center

    If there's one thing that describes Buffalonians, it's pride. Whether it's in the form of tirelessly cheering on our Buffalo Bills or even boasting about the annual snowfall, we'll sing it loudly....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. A Family Home in Israel
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    A Family Home in Israel

    Located in Ramat-Hasharon, a suburb of Tel Aviv in Israel, this 2,100-square-foot house was designed by Keren Milchberg Porat for a family of six—a cinematographer and art director and their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  14. '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

  15. Visiting the Parrish Art Museum
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    Visiting the Parrish Art Museum

    In our October Modern Across America issue, we previewed the Hamptons' Parrish Art Museum, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron with interiors by Konstantin Grcic. Last week, we had...

    written by: Maggie Nolin

  16. Hélène Binet's Composing Space

    Hélène Binet's Composing Space

    If photography is painting with light, few make better canvases of buildings than Hélène Binet. The photographer has been documenting the world's most important structures for 25 years, and in late...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Hélène Binet

  17. Beaux Meets New

    Beaux Meets New

    The St. Louis Art Museum has announced the June 29th opening of its recently completed expansion, the East Building. The walls are up, the lights are on, and all that remains to be done is the...

    written by: Sara Carpenter

  18. Mirror Mirror

    Mirror Mirror

    Since September 2012, Greek designer Panos Papanagiotou has been documenting angular architecture buildings and structures on his aptly-titled Tumblr, Mirrors. Via the iPhone, Papanagiotou shoots...

    written by: Eujin Rhee

  19. David Zwirner Gallery's Expansion in Chelsea, New York

    David Zwirner Gallery's Expansion in Chelsea, New York

    When the David Zwirner gallery decided to expand their Chelsea presence, they turned to a familiar face. Architect Annabelle Selldorf had completed the renovation of both their 19th street location...

    written by: Sara Carpenter

  20. Photographer We Love: Noah Webb

    Photographer We Love: Noah Webb

    Noah Webb has been photographing architecture and people's homes for Dwell for about ten years. We just commissioned him again for a project in our upcoming special Prefab issue. His latest...


  21. Top 10 Places to Study Architecture

    Top 10 Places to Study Architecture

    Every year, thousands flock to major architectural landmarks around the world in appreciation of human engineering. We cross deserts to glimpse the pyramids. We climb mountains to set foot in Machu...

    written by: Juliane Huang

  22. Photographer Nicholas Alan Cope's Black and White L.A.

    Photographer Nicholas Alan Cope's Black and White L.A.

    For the past seven years, Los Angeles based architecture photographer Nicholas Alan Cope has been capturing the striking modernist cityscape the City of Angels has to offer and recently assembled...


  23. Music Holl: A Copper Clad Pavilion in Seoul
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    Music Holl: A Copper Clad Pavilion in Seoul

    Inspired by a never-performed symphony he discovered in a book by avant-garde composer John Cage, architect Steven Holl has designed a masterful home and gallery in Seoul that fuses architecture...

    written by: Philip Kennicott
    photos by: Iwan Baan

  24. UAE by Matthias Heiderich

    UAE by Matthias Heiderich

    We first highlighted photographer Matthias Heiderich's abstract square snaps of the city of Berlin here and we're back for round two. The self-taught photographer's latest body of work, UAE,...

    written by: Eujin Rhee

  25. Photo Series: Behind the Edge by Luigi Bonaventura

    Photo Series: Behind the Edge by Luigi Bonaventura

    Italian-born, New York City–based photographer Luigi Bonaventura has impressed us with his repetitious and vibrant hotel facades shot in Jesolo Beach, Venice. His intention in the series Behind the...

    written by: Julia Sabot