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Tensile Canopies

A book review by Michael Webb Few Pritzker Prizes have been more richly deserved than this year’s award to German architect-engineer Frei Otto. Sadly, he died on the eve of the announcement, ju...
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Workbook Spotlight: Monfalcone Cathedral

Situated in Northern Italy, a stone’s throw away from Slovenia, the Monfalcone Cathedral was recently renovated to elegantly marry the neo-Romanesque inspired style with a more contemporary vis...

Building in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Mars One isn’t the only player in the race to create sustainable habitats in space. After all, how can one colonize another galaxy without addressing the basic needs of shelter. However, this e...
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A House Built on 200 Million Clicks

Swedish architects Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård of  Tham & Videgård wanted to harness the power of big data to envision the type of housing Swedes want most. They turned to the country’s ...

Urban Harmony

A review by Michael Webb As China races to urbanize, its major cities have become dystopian concrete jungles, hideously polluted and congested, and hazardous to health. Ma Yansong, the most ambitious...
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MASTER OF ENGLISH BAROQUE

A Review by Michael Webb A masterpiece of design and content, Nicholas Hawksmoor London Churches grew out of an exhibition of Hélène Binet‘s black and white photographs at the 2012 Venice Bienn...
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FORM 15: Heather Roberge of Murmur

Heather Roberge, Principal Designer and Founder of Murmur, is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. Roberge’s work focuses on the spatial, stru...