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Q&A: Renzo Piano

07/31/14

Q&A: Renzo Piano

The architect talks about museum design, the new Whitney, and why buildings should "talk to each other."

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What's Behind George Lucas's MAD Choice?

07/29/14

What's Behind George Lucas's MAD Choice?

The "Star Wars" creator had an aesthetic change of heart when he chose Beijing-based MAD Architects to design his new museum.

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Discovering Cape Cod's Modernist Legacy

07/28/14

Discovering Cape Cod's Modernist Legacy

The Outer Cape in the summer: plush beaches, fried clams, mini-golf, and...modern architecture?

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The Dizzying Heights of Hong Kong's Hyperdense Cityscape

07/28/14

The Dizzying Heights of Hong Kong's Hyperdense Cityscape

An excerpt from the photographic book, "Vertical Horizon," pays tribute to the city's unique and often claustrophobic skyline.

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The Politics of Paint

07/24/14

The Politics of Paint

Three case studies show how a coat of paint can carry great political resonance.

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How One Materials Giant Is Making Strides Towards Greater Sustainability

07/24/14

How One Materials Giant Is Making Strides Towards Greater Sustainability

We talk with DuPont™ Corian® about the company's sustainable milestones and goals.

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Urban Expression: Graffiti as Social Commentary

07/23/14

Urban Expression: Graffiti as Social Commentary

In the latest edition of Signgeist, spray paint takes on a political dimension.

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Herman Miller to Buy Design Within Reach

07/18/14

Herman Miller to Buy Design Within Reach

The latest in the saga of high-end acquisitions in the contract furniture industry

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Video: See Where the World Cup Trophy Is Made

07/17/14

Video: See Where the World Cup Trophy Is Made

A look inside the small Italian factory responsible for sculpting soccer's top prize

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Made in the Shade: Landscaping in the Shadow of the High Line

07/16/14

Made in the Shade: Landscaping in the Shadow of the High Line

The Green Team negotiates a shadowy undercroft of the High Line.

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