7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

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February 14, 2014
Each week Dwell.com delivers many great original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
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  Architecture Tour: Brandeis ModernArchitecture 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.

    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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  8 Iconic Chairs by Hans WegnerHans 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.

    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.

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  A Transformed Postman's Cottage in EnglandIn 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.  Photo by: Joakim Boren Courtesy of: Joakim Boren

    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.

    Photo by: Joakim Boren

    Courtesy of: Joakim Boren

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  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.

    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.

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  Olympic City: Gary Hustwit on Sochi and the Afterlife of the GamesWhile 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.

    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.

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  PP Møbler Produces Rare Hans Wegner PrototypesYou 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.

    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.

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  The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la VieAt 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.

    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.

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