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Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review

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We recap 2013's top headlines related to design and architecture. The year's top-of-mind issues—privacy rights, government's reach, the increasing income gap, economic vitality, and gender politics, among others—were tied into design current events more than ever before. In case you missed them the first time around, these stories related to preservation, urban planning, and technology, stuck with us. Lastly, we also say goodbye to five pioneering figures in architecture, design, photography, and criticism.

A Bad Year for BrutalismOn the preservation front, the fight to save Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital came...
No Pritzker for Denise Scott Brown—AgainIn one of the less proud moments in architecture, the Pritzker committee...
Julia Morgan Goes for the GoldOn December 12, the American Institute of Architects posthumously awarded the 2014 AIA...
Stadium WoesAcross the country, stadiums are front and center in a slew of controversies.
Public Space in IstanbulThis June, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Istanbul objecting to the demolition...
Kanye West, Harvard BoundMr.
Technology, Privacy, and YouGoogle launched its wearable computer, Google Glass, which brought about a slew of...
Bloomberg Takes on the WorldThough his term ends at the close of 2013, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has no plans to...
MIT Media Lab's inFORMStudents at MIT developed a dynamic shape display that lets people interact with digital...
An Architecture of Human Anatomy?Critics have likened Zaha Hadid's design for the Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar as "a...
Toyo Ito Wins the Pritzker PrizeTokyo-based architect Toyo Ito won the 2013 Pritzker Prize.
What Tech Hasn't Learned from Urban PlanningIn the San Francisco Bay Area, tech companies have come under fire for...
A Golden Age of UI DesignWe've entered an era where the way we interact with technology has fundamentally changed, one...
Lastly, We Say Goodbye to Talented People who Passed AwayNatalie de Blois (1921–2013), an associate partner at...
Niels Diffrient (1928–2013), an industrial designer who worked to create items that were simple, effortless, and put...
William Kessler, Kessler House (Grosse Pointe Park, MI), 1959. "Some of Korab's earliest and most consistent...
Ada Louise Huxtable.
The ribbon-like Lean Linear City: Arterial Ecology.
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