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A 21c Museum Hotel Debuts in Durham

A 21c Museum Hotel Debuts in Durham

It’s not enough that the newest 21c museum hotel is located in downtown Durham, home to one of the fastest-growing cultural scenes in the nation. No. The new hotel – the fourth in a rapidly growing 21c collection – has taken over the 17-story Hill Building, built in 1935-37. It has a pedigree. “It’s an [...]

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Peter Busby: Architecture’s New Edges

Peter Busby: Architecture’s New Edges

It’s time for a new perspective on architecture, says Perkins+Will’s Peter Busby. “We’re not just drawing buildings anymore,” he says. “There’s sustainability, and responsibility to society too.” Forty years ago, a brutalist city hall might be built without much opposition. But social media has changed that by giving the public a new voice – and [...]

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Resiliency at Dwell on Design in L.A.

Resiliency at Dwell on Design in L.A.

Resiliency in uncertain times is a major theme for Dwell on Design Los Angeles this year. The event, to be held May 29 – 31 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will take a hard look at how to rebuild in the wake of natural disaster – and at strategies for dealing with reduced water [...]

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David vs. Goliath in Downtown Raleigh

Today at 6 PM, I”ll be giving a talk at the North Carolina Center for Architecture and Design, about my new book, “Drawing from Practice: Architects and the Meaning of Freehand.” I’ll be joined there by the six North Carolina architects featured in that book: Ellen Cassilly, Chad Everhart, Phil Freelon, Erin Lewis, Matt Griffith, [...]

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Winging Your Way to Vieques Island

Once again, we’re reached back into the A+A archives to present one of our more memorable posts. This one’s from November, 2012 and features a hand-held video view of a Cessna 402C’s descent onto Vieques Island, along with some terrific shots of the island itself and the W Retreat there: To wing your way down [...]

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Restoring a Frank Lloyd Wright Hotel

Restoring a Frank Lloyd Wright Hotel

Editor’s note: We’re off to the AIA convention in Atlanta, for a book signing tomorrow morning at 11:15 AM in the bookstore inside the registration lobby. We’ll be joined by architects Tom Kundig and Frank Harmon to celebrate the publication of “Drawing from Practice: Architects and the Meaning of Freehand.” Join us if you can. [...]

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The 2015 Dwell on Design Home Tour

The 2015 Dwell on Design Home Tour

The Dwell on Design Home Tour is essentially Dwell magazine in three dimensions. Fifteen Los Angeles homes Рon the Eastside, Westside and in South Bay Рwill be on view and ready to be experienced, over three days: Saturday, May 23, Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31. Five to six hundred fortunate souls will [...]

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A New Museum on the National Mall

A New Museum on the National Mall

Highly anticipated, the Museum of African American History and Culture is topped out and scheduled to open on the Mall in Washington, D.C. about a year from now. It’s been a long time coming. A collaborative team of Freelon Adjaye Bond /Smithgroup was awarded the commission by the Smithsonian in April 2009. Twenty-two teams had [...]

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In New York, Ian Schrager’s Hot Hand

In New York, Ian Schrager’s Hot Hand

Ian Schrager’s holding a pair of aces. The first is his new luxury hotel in the old Metropolitan Life Clock Tower building at 24th and Madison. Developed in partnership with Marriott International, it’s called Edition, and it follows three others – in London, Istanbul and Miami Beach. The second is a new book from Rizzoli, [...]

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Aging Well at the Morton Arboretum

Aging Well at the Morton Arboretum

A decade after the Morton Arboretum debuted in Lisle, Ill., architect Andy Tinucci took the opportunity to revisit his design. “We went out and toasted its 10th-year anniversary,” the principal in Chicago-based Woodhouse Tinucci Architects says. “I was thinking about how well it’s aged – with the natural stone, wood and glass, it looked like [...]

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