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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

Science Is Amazing. Why Aren’t Its Buildings?

The pursuit of science — at every scale, from subatomic particles to galaxies — continually changes the way we view our universe. But for all of the incredible discoveries that come out of labs and other science spaces, the buildings themselves are, more often than not,...
Posted On 27 Dec 2013
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Azure’s Top Interior Projects of 2013

Azure magazine has collected its 10 favorite interior projects of 2013. The resulting list — which includes Foster + Partners‘ sleek, minimal Atrium Champagne Bar; the colorful,  midcentury-inspired United Nations lounge, by Hella Jongerius; and Yabu Pushelberg‘s luxe...
Posted On 20 Dec 2013
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A Brief History on World-Changing Architectural Design

The science and engineering behind architecture has been evolving since humans started erecting dwellings with stone, sticks, and mud. io9 rounded up a list — including many more images than the three examples above — of some of the most important breakthroughs that have...
Posted On 12 Dec 2013
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Future Cool Space? Weiss/Manfredi’s Singh Center

We have had our eyes on Weiss/Manfredi’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology for some time. Now that the building — located on the University of Pennsylvania campus — is finished, it’s definitely on our list for a future profile on Cool Spaces! It’s not...
Posted On 09 Dec 2013

Healthcare Design in a Time of Squeezed Budgets

Due to legislation, shifting demographics, and tighter budgets, the healthcare industry is changing, and hospitals and clinics have to balance leaner budgets with increased competition and the need to provide excellent care. Interior Design talked to three design firms that are...
Posted On 04 Dec 2013
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Archidoodle: A Sketchbook for Everyone

Here’s a rare thing: A design book that wants you to draw all over its pages. Archidoodle: The Architect’s Activity Book ($19, Laurence King), by British architect and educator Steve Bowkett, is a perfectly good visual introduction to “significant architectural...
Posted On 03 Dec 2013
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Architecture in Time‘s 2013 Inventions of the Year

Time magazine regularly includes architectural innovations and designs in its annual roundup of the “best inventions of the year” (2012, 2011), but this year the representation is higher than usual: four out of 25. ArchDaily has a terrific roundup, including links to...
Posted On 03 Dec 2013
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Why Does the Future Look So Familiar?

An aphorism often quoted within the design community holds that “nothing ages faster than the future.” In other words: predictions and speculative designs as to what the future will look and feel like invariably overreach, sometimes laughably so, or rely on ideas that...
Posted On 03 Dec 2013
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Jeff Speck: How to Solve the Suburban Problem

Urbanist Jeff Speck (a former classmate of Stephen’s) has been wrestling with the issues of architecture, sustainability, and good planning since he was the director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he created the Governors’ Institute on...
Posted On 02 Dec 2013

James Corner Rethinks Minneapolis’ “Main Street”

Landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations — whose impressive portfolio includes New York City’s High Line and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London — has won the commission to redesign Minneapolis’ Nicollet Mall, reports The Architect’s...
Posted On 15 Nov 2013
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