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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. For starters, there’s keynote speaker Daniel [...]

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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 innovation and design excellence. A+A recently interviewed Arquitectonica’s co-founder, Laurinda Spear, about the project: How was [...]

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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 says. “It was [...]

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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 eight. [...]

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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 and bus depot all merge. And the building [...]

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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 Oakwood neighborhood has created a divisiveness that’s nearly as bitter as the Civil War. And it all seems to turn [...]

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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 duly picked it up for the benefit of West Coast modernists. And architecture critic [...]

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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 Festival in New York. And he’s done it with a creative ensemble of [...]

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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, Lyon and Angers. A+A recently interviewed Frederic Chambre, head of the auction house, [...]

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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 extraordinary ones,” says Fallingwater [...]

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