In Charleston, ‘Nest’ by Cortney Bishop

In Charleston, ‘Nest’ by Cortney Bishop

Asked to help create a mixed-use community on a former seed farm in North Charleston, S.C., interior designer Cortney Bishop looked to the property’s roots. More specifically, she looked to a 1921 poster advertising the farm’s wares. “It’s a modern twist on Americana,...

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Dwell on Design’s Debut in New York

Dwell on Design’s Debut in New York

After nine years in Los Angeles, with 31,000 visitors annually and a reputation as the largest design event in the nation, Dwell on Design is setting its sights a little higher. From Oct. 9-11, it will lead a series of discussions about architecture and design – in New York....

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ArquitectonicaGEO: Pérez Art Museum

ArquitectonicaGEO: Pérez Art Museum

This summer, the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recognized ArquitectonicaGEO ‘s work on Pérez Art Museum Miami, with an Award of Excellence and the prestigious Frederic B. Stresau Award, granted annually to one project in recognition of...

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Ani Kasten’s Natural Affinity for Clay

Ani Kasten’s Natural Affinity for Clay

Ani Kasten was a rising senior at the University of Michigan in 2000, when her parents took her to visit a friend who was a ceramics artist on a sheep farm in Shropshire, England. “His studio was in a 13th-century sheep barn, and he lived in a farmhouse on the property,” she...

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250 Bowery: A Contemporary Factory

250 Bowery: A Contemporary Factory

The new building at 250 Bowery in Lower Manhattan shows a strong respect for the grid. Not just for the grid of the street in that part of town, but for the fenestration of the cast iron buildings there too. It even shows it in the layout for its condos on floors three through...

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In Shenyang, China, Here Comes the Sun

In Shenyang, China, Here Comes the Sun

The client was enamored with the idea of a building in the shape of a mountain range. The site’s near an airport, so the mixed-use project could stand no taller than 100 meters. The development sits atop a ground-level transportation center, where stops for subway, light rail...

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Raleigh’s Word of the Day: Compatible

Raleigh’s Word of the Day: Compatible

Let’s take a cue from those uber-polite Richmonders in Virginia – and just refer to it as the late unpleasantness, Because the us-versus-them, insider-versus-outlier, traditional-versus-contemporary arguments over architect Louis Cherry’s new home in Raleigh’s Historic...

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In Raleigh, N.C., the Saga on Euclid St.

In Raleigh, N.C., the Saga on Euclid St.

Unless you’ve been swathed in media-proof bunting for the past few months, you probably couldn’t miss the unfortunate architectural saga unfolding on Euclid Street in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood neighborhood. Al Roker clucked over it on NBC’s Today show. The Seattle Times...

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In New York, Six Cathedrals of Culture

In New York, Six Cathedrals of Culture

Revolutionary German filmaker Wim Wenders no longer wonders about what might be revealed if walls could talk. Instead, he’s answered the question in a series of six new films called “Cathedrals of Culture,” premiering in October at The Architecture and Design Film...

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In Paris, an Auction of Arts and Crafts

In Paris, an Auction of Arts and Crafts

Editor’s note: PIASA was created in Paris in 1996, and stages about 60 sales each year, covering a wide range of modern and contemporary art, furniture, jewelry, photography, and wines and spirits. Its team of 30 includes representatives in Brussels, Nantes, Marseille,...

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Tour Two Wright Homes in California

Tour Two Wright Homes in California

The only thing better would be if Frank Lloyd Wright were on hand to field questions. Two of his homes in central California – the Walker House in Carmel and the Fawcett Residence in Los Banos – will be open for a tour on September 27. “These private homes are two...

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Tom Kundig Revisits 1974 World’s Fair

Tom Kundig Revisits 1974 World’s Fair

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Expo ’74 World’s Fair in Spokane, Wash. To breathe new life into the former site, Olson Kundig Architects, led by architect Tom Kundig, worked with the City of Spokane to create a conceptual design that re-imagines the structures, program...

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Brent Hull: Building a Timeless House

Brent Hull: Building a Timeless House

Brent Hull has a bone to pick with the builders who foist their oversized McMansions on the American public. “The way houses are built today, whether new construction or renovation, you get shot down this cannon toward something you may not really want,” he says. The author...

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