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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City Life: Tokyo in a Coffee Cup

Capturing Japan’s street life isn’t as simple as drinking a cup of coffee, but Australian illustrator Adrian Hogan has managed to do just this. Based in Tokyo since 2013, the talented art...
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Return to Basics: A classic is born

By Craig Hodgetts, FAIA, Founding Principal of Hodgetts + Fung In recent years, the well-travelled road between Action Movies and auto styling has become one long rut, strewn with weapons, buildings,...
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Showroom Spotlight: A Light Touch

Many designers agree that lighting can make or break a space, and it’s no surprise that the strategically placed fixture can add drama, inspire creativity, or create a sense of intimacy, to nam...
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Showroom: Tech Mate

Smart products for the home   Skybell See, hear and speak to anyone knocking on your door with this smart video doorbell. Incorporating a motion sensor, night vision and a wide-angle lens, SkyBe...
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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...
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Workbook: Graft’s Winning Design

GRAFT‘s newly completed design for the Old Mill Hotel in Belgrade recently won two awards at the 8th Annual International Design Awards: first prize in the category of Renovation and second pri...
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Throwback Thursday: Sight Unseen

Back in 2010, we focused our November/December issue on the theme of Designing for the Senses. And my favorite article from the magazine was an interview with architect Chris Downey, AIA, founder of ...