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  1. Designer Harry Bertoia's Unusual Sound-Making Sculptures
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    Designer Harry Bertoia's Unusual Sound-Making Sculptures

    Renowned designer Harry Bertoia (1915–1978) dedicated the latter part of his career to creating metal sound sculptures called Sonambients. Made from naval brass and beryllium, they emit unique...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.10.15

  2. 5 Highly Imaginative Adaptive Reuse Projects
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    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

  3. Muuto's Sophisticated Copenhagen Office is All About Transparency
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    Muuto's Sophisticated Copenhagen Office is All About Transparency

    The Danish design brand's new headquarters blurs the line between office and showroom, inviting visitors to draw inspiration from each.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    photos by: Benjamin Lund
    04.21.15

  4. Modern Megacities Put in Perspective by Charles and Ray Eames
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    Modern Megacities Put in Perspective by Charles and Ray Eames

    Charles and Ray Eames's seminal short

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.03.15

  5. Cutting-Edge Design Made Possible by 3-D Printing
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    Cutting-Edge Design Made Possible by 3-D Printing

    3-D printing is shaping an entire generation's approach to design. Drawing on their backgrounds in digital modeling, architects Alvin Huang and Jenny Wu will address the medium's potential and...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.24.15

  6. A Look at Nooks: How Modern Families Eat Breakfast
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    A Look at Nooks: How Modern Families Eat Breakfast

    These five homes make way for the most important meal of the day at a time when it's increasingly eaten on-the-go.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.23.15

  7. New College Try: Fresh Design from Students
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    New College Try: Fresh Design from Students

    Model-making is all well and good, but there's no substitute for hands-on experience. These five architecture programs empowered students to design and build functional structures in their...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.19.15

  8. This Illuminated Arkansas Home Changes Colors with the Tap of a Smartphone
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    This Illuminated Arkansas Home Changes Colors with the Tap of a Smartphone

    An affordable live-work home in Fayetteville, Arkansas lights up the night with a series of low-cost LED fixtures.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    photos by: Timothy Hursley
    03.10.15

  9. Frei Otto Wins 2015 Pritzker Prize Posthumously
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    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

  10. 8 Companies That Are Revolutionizing Kit Homes
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    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

  11. Wicker, Man: 6 Modern Woven Chairs
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    Wicker, Man: 6 Modern Woven Chairs

    These sleek woven fibre chairs are about as far from your grandpa's rocker as you can imagine.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.23.15

  12. Meet the Faces Behind our Interior Design Issue
    In The Modern World

    Meet the Faces Behind our Interior Design Issue

    Our March 2015 issue spotlights memorable interiors from Seattle to France. These six writers and photographers helped tell the stories behind these savvy spaces.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.16.15

  13. Modern Valentines: A Love Letter to Eero Saarinen
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    Modern Valentines: A Love Letter to Eero Saarinen

    Who says modern can't be romantic? Knoll just unearthed a trove of love letters exchanged between iconic designer Eero Saarinen and his wife, writer Aline B. Saarinen. Filled with pet names and...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.13.15

  14. You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues
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    You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues

    Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.

    12.16.14

  15. Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas
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    Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas

    Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters for the Philippines.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.12.14

  16. Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population
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    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

  17. 5 Modern Chimneys
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    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

  18. Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens
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    Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens

    A modular culinary concept addresses the mass movement toward small-space living.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.07.14

  19. Every Room is a Different Hue in This Bright Manhattan Hotel
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    Every Room is a Different Hue in This Bright Manhattan Hotel

    A Manhattan hotel uses color to create an immersive experience that brings together art, architecture, and interior design.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: Eric Striffler
    10.23.14

  20. Four Designers Reimagine the Home in London's Trafalgar Square
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    Four Designers Reimagine the Home in London's Trafalgar Square

    Four design teams create temporary spaces that toy with the concept of home in Trafalgar Square.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.24.14

  21. Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture
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    Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture

    The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.17.14

  22. Stunning Architectural Drawing Museum in Berlin
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    Stunning Architectural Drawing Museum in Berlin

    A stunning feat in concrete and glass, the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin, designed by Russian firm SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    photos by: Roland Halbe
    09.09.14

  23. French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo
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    French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo

    A French architect and designer makes her saturated mark on Tokyo’s streetscape.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    08.19.14

  24. 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

  25. Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation
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    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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