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How Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Tackled Surveillance Culture

How Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Tackled Surveillance Culture

In the age of social media, should we be keeping a closer eye on surveillance? It’s now almost impossible to disappear from the grid. With camera-filled city streets, buildings, and…

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24 days ago

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A Vancouver Construction Company Turns Shipping Containers into Sleek On-Site Offices

A Vancouver Construction Company Turns Shipping Containers into Sleek On-Site Offices

Construction crews help build beautiful structures, but often work out of ugly trailer-based offices. A company is Vancouver is changing that.   As the owner of Vancouver’s Powers Construction, Patrick Powers…

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July 11, 2017

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A/D/O Is Part Co-Working Space, Part Clubhouse for Designers

A/D/O Is Part Co-Working Space, Part Clubhouse for Designers

The maker movement is proving to be a boon for local economic growth. A/D/O in Brooklyn, New York, is tapping that potential with a collaborative hub for designers of every stripe.

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May 29, 2017

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Othr Uses 3-D Printing to Produce Great Design with Zero Waste

Othr Uses 3-D Printing to Produce Great Design with Zero Waste

Joe Doucet has turned his attention to retail with Othr, a virtual store that 3-D prints accessories on demand.

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May 26, 2017

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Revisiting the World of Vito Acconci, 1940-2017

Revisiting the World of Vito Acconci, 1940-2017

Experimental artist and architect Vito Acconci died on April 28, 2017, at the age of 77. We’re remembering Acconci with this, a story from our October 2007 issue about his unexpected foray into architecture.

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May 1, 2017

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Spasm Studio Creates a Jungle Villa Near Mumbai

Spasm Studio Creates a Jungle Villa Near Mumbai

For a weekend family house outside Mumbai, Spasm studio let nature take the lead – and not a single tree was harmed in the process.

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March 10, 2017

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A Robotic Shopping System at One of Russia’s Oldest Malls

A Robotic Shopping System at One of Russia’s Oldest Malls

As shopping centres struggle to compete with online retail, one of Russia’s oldest malls has brought the computer right to the store with the help of Cheungvogl architecture and design studio.

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January 11, 2017

Section: Interiors

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A New Concert Hall in an Old Williamsburg Factory

A New Concert Hall in an Old Williamsburg Factory

Brooklyn’s Bureau V brings down the house, transforming a disused building into the National Sawdust performance venue.

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March 28, 2016

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A Tour Along SANAA’s River Retreat

A Tour Along SANAA’s River Retreat

Meandering along with the contours of its site, the Japanese firm’s community centre in Connecticut is as beautiful as its surroundings.

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February 15, 2016

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The New Age of Aging

The New Age of Aging

By 2050, the global population over the age of 60 will top two billion, and for the first time in history, outnumber the generation under the age of 15. The statistics are spurring on leading think tanks, architects and technology brands – including Aging 2.0, HWKN and Frog – to improve life for seniors.

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October 1, 2015

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