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February 14, 2014
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Brandeis University midcentury architecture travel tour Harrison & Abramovitz

Architecture Tour: Brandeis Modern

Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she observes a little-known trove of midcentury architecture at Brandeis University near Boston. Photo by Alexandra Lange.

Originally appeared in Architecture Tour: Brandeis Modern
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Hans Wegner studio Denmark Danish design chairs

8 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner's name is synonymous with Danish design the world over, and his seemingly simple chair designs helped usher in an appreciation for Scandinavian modern design in the United States. Here we highlight eight gems from the Wegner design archive. Photo courtesy PP MØBLER.

Originally appeared in 8 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner
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transformed Postman's cottage in southwestern England

A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations. Photo by Joakim Boren.

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Originally appeared in A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
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Tom Dixon design restaurant in Paris

Things We Saw in Paris (Maison&Objet 2014 Part Three)

Following our editors' dispatches from the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris (here and here!), we rounded up a few more points of excellence from the French design capital.

Originally appeared in Things We Saw in Paris (Maison&Objet 2014 Part Three)
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Olympic City: Gary Hustwit on Sochi and the Afterlife of the Games

While Sochi’s true legacy is yet to be written, the questions raised by inflated budgets and shaky construction are already being debated. It’s nothing new. Generations of host cities have had to live in the shadows of the games and a find a second life for billion-dollar stadiums and sports complexes. With their ongoing Olympic City project and book, filmmaker Gary Hustwit (Urbanized, Objectified and Helvetica) and photographer Jon Pack are documenting the aftermath, to show how these massive infrastructure spending sprees leave a mark on the landscape long after the torch moves on. Hustwit sees Sochi as just the same old games. Photo by Gary Hustwit.

Originally appeared in Olympic City: Gary Hustwit on Sochi and the Afterlife of the Games
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Hans Wegner Tub chair PP MØBLER

PP Møbler Produces Rare Hans Wegner Prototypes

You might want to sit down for this: Danish company PP Møbler is set to begin production on a rare prototype designed by Hans Wegner in the 1950s, which they'll be exhibiting at Salone del Mobile 2014 in Milan.

Originally appeared in PP Møbler Produces Rare Hans Wegner Prototypes
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The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

At the January edition of Pitti Uomo—a bi-annual men's fashion event held in Florence, Italy—accessories brand Want Les Essentiels de la Vie exhibited within the Alpine Lodge, a conceptual structure that channeled the theme of its new collection. We sent a few questions to Want’s founders, brothers Byron and Dexter Peart, to learn more about how architecture conveys the brand’s urbane sensibility.

Originally appeared in The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
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Brandeis University midcentury architecture travel tour Harrison & Abramovitz

Architecture Tour: Brandeis Modern

Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she observes a little-known trove of midcentury architecture at Brandeis University near Boston. Photo by Alexandra Lange.

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