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A More Perfect LA? Excavating the Cycleway

The Arroyo Seco corridor, connecting Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles and thus a significant commuter thoroughfare, is an appropriate lens through which to examine a slice of the city’s complex trans...
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The New Pumped-Up Berlin

“There’s no success like failure,” sang Dylan. And, there’s no bigger boom than a disaster rebound. Unlike most other European capitals, Berlin was late in rebuilding after World War II because its d...
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Shaping Aging Cities

ARUP recently revealed a new report focused on how Europe is responding to aging populations, especially in an urban age. According to the report, in 2050 the number of older people will be greater t...
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How to Future-Proof Your Lighting Upgrade

LED lighting has already advanced to the point where waiting for the next big thing results in a loss of gains. And, often accounting for up to 40 percent of the electricity bill, lighting translates...
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Rios Clementi Hale on Park(ing) Day

This Friday, September 18th, is Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event where artists, citizens, and designers transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. In Los Angeles, Rios Clementi Hale...
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FORM 15: Jonathan Webb, VP, KI Furniture

As technology mechanizes our lifestyle, we have become an increasingly sedentary society, and long days sitting at a desk doesn’t help either. Of course, the concept of changing the way we work...
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Prouvé Refined

The recently expanded Vitra showroom in Culver City is presenting Prouvé RAW, a special edition of the French master’s office furniture produced as a joint venture between Vitra and the Dutch j...
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Strategies for Shelter in L.A.

By Michael Webb Shelter is as basic a human need as food and sleep, so the A+D Museum could not have chosen a more important theme with which to launch its new space in downtown L.A. It’s a sub...
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Workbook: PAMM by Herzog & de Meuron

Originally opened in 2013, the waterfront Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) recently achieved LEED Gold certification for its sustainable design, use of local materials, and integration with the cityR...
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Would you take this flight?

When Zodiac Aerospace revealed their exploratory concept of a honeycomb-style seating design for airplanes, the blogosphere went wild. Some named it “nightmarish” others said it would force passenger...