Zoe Ryan has written art and design articles and books, helped curate shows at the MoMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and,...
Design for the Public
Public Architecture forges ahead into uncharted territory, and creates a model for fitting pro bono work into the daily practice...
Snøhetta Designs a New Riverwalk That Will Bring Public Access to Oregon City's Willamette Falls
For over a century, the breathtaking Willamette Falls—the second largest waterfall by volume in North America, and located less...
Design Activism: Public Domain
Though it’s quite popular to proclaim that design can change the world, even the best-laid plans aren’t enough to make a...
Design Week: Public Eateries
Last week, I attended "Public Eateries: A Conversation on Designing Restaurants in the Era of Food," an event with a slightly...
Public Art at Johns Hopkins
Yesterday the Johns Hopkins Hospital officially opened its new building, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, bringing...
5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi
With a body of work spanning sculpture, dance, furniture, lightning, and landscapes, Isamu Noguchi is one of the most revered...
Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky
An art installation in Vancouver, suspended 24 stories above the harbor, lets the public create light patterns with the swipe of...
Matryoshka: Public Art in West LA
As the LA Times attempts a controversial mapping of LA neighborhoods, which appears to be creating more divisions in the city...
Yarn Bombing Uses Knitting as a Public Art Form
Over the course of three days, attendees of Dwell on Design L.A.
Public Access: Cool Spaces Goes Behind the Blueprint
A new television show showcases exceptional public buildings and design.
Institute for Public Architecture's 2nd Annual Fall Fête
The Institute for Public Architecture hosts an evening honoring two thought leaders at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
A New Kind of Public Landmark: New York’s Interactive Centerpiece by Heatherwick Studio
Described as "a public room for the city,” Vessel is a visionary new landmark by London-based firm Heatherwick Studio.
A Frank Lloyd Wright Gem in Los Angeles Reopens to the Public
This weekend, Angelenos will have a rare chance to attend tours—at night!—at the famed architect’s iconic Hollyhock House.
Near St. Louis, A Midcentury-Modern Public Library Faces Demolition
Preservationists mount a last-ditch effort to save the Lewis and Clark branch, designed by Frederick Dunn.
Pablo León de la Barra on Art, Architecture, and the Public Role of Museums
On the tails of organizing a complex and ambitious survey of contemporary Latin American art, the architectural historian and...
The Artist Using Playful Designs to Reimagine Public Space in the Twin Cities
An artist’s interactive public work fosters unity in Minnesota.
The Architect of New York City's Rockaway Boardwalk Reveals Her Public-Project Tips at Dwell on Design NY
After Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Rockaway boardwalk, Claire Weisz of architecture firm WXY imagined a new public space for New...
A Golden, Egg-Shaped Sauna Signifies the Rebirth of a Swedish Mining Town
Artist duo Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström build a public art installation to commemorate the relocation of an entire city in...
Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden
It’s not surprising that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the U.S.