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Latin America Shines

  A book review by Michael Webb MoMA has a strong sense of history and Latin American in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, an impressive catalogue of visionary architecture and urbanism (lik...
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Workbook: A Modern Vintage

In the medieval German city of Iphofen, one of the country’s oldest wine regions situated next to the river Main, artist Reiner John worked with Jäcklein Architects to connect an historic 19th ...
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KEEPING UP WITH CHINA

A book review by Michael Webb The Berlin firm of DOM publishers is consistently producing the best architectural guides in the world—well researched and illustrated, authoritatively written, and hand...
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Workbook: Modern Poetry

“Densely covered in celandines and thorn bushes / the rocks stand in front of me / like a strange people of athletes / petrified by the power of a spell. […]”  The poet Gabriele D’Annunzio star...
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Workbook: Baptiste Debombourg

Baptiste Debombourg has been working with glass since 2005 and Acceleration Field (Champ d’accélération) is his most intricate large-scale installation (250 square meters) to date, the first on...
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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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Celebrating a Seminal Modern Designer

A review by Michael Webb When she died in 1976, at age 98, Eileen Gray was just beginning to emerge from decades of obscurity, thanks to a few belated articles and exhibitions. Now she is in danger o...
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A New View of Milan

A review by Michael Webb Berizzi is the Virgil every architectural traveler needs as a guide to the Inferno and Purgatorio of Milan (for Paradiso, you will have to look elsewhere). It’s a city ...