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Nelson Byrd Woltz Harnesses the Natural Elements

The landscape architecture firm carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants.
April 21, 2016
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These Tiny Huts Are Key to a Frigid Winter Sport, But You'll Never Guess Which

Five Vermont architecture firms conceptualize cozier quarters for a popular pastime.
March 4, 2016
Headspace Meditation Pod

New Meditation Pods Offer a Small but Much-Needed Oasis of Calm

A health app meets holistic design to form a bubble for reflection.
March 1, 2016
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The Modernist Icon with Over 1,000 Pieces of Furniture to His Name

Josef Frank: Against Design, which runs through April 2016 at Vienna’s Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, is a comprehensive study of the prolific architect, designer, and author.
February 6, 2016
Volu Dining Pavilion by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher

Why Your Next Prefab May Be by a World-Famous Designer

Revolution, a new design platform that commissions the likes of Daniel Libeskind and Ron Arad to build collectible, limited-edition prefabricated pavilions and homes for anywhere between $50,000 and $500,000, has begun its world tour.
December 29, 2015
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The Obama Foundation Announces Finalists to Design the Presidential Library in Chicago

From a field of 140, seven world-class architecture firms have been selected to submit proposals for the Barack Obama Presidential Center.
December 21, 2015
The reflective facade of Mexico City's Hotel Carlota by JSa Arquitectura

5 Reflective Facades

These mirrored exteriors reflect well on their surroundings.
November 19, 2015
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6 Mobile Trailers for Modern Roadtrippers

These stunning travel trailers are made for those with an eye for modern design and another cast on the open road.
October 19, 2015
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6 Homes, Restaurants, and Other Architectural Surprises Found in Alleys

Journeying down dark alleys is generally not recommended, unless one of modernism's best-kept secrets lies at the other end.
September 18, 2015