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- Feb 24 20171 hour
Donald Trump's Conflicts of Interests: A Crib Sheet
A semi-comprehensive list of the business concerns that may influence the president during his time in office
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The Architectural Challenges of a Multi-House Surgery
According to architect Wayne Turett, whose firm has handled both combinations and extensive townhouse renovations.
- Jan 1 20171 minute
02 We’ll Raise The Standard Of Ultra-Affordable Housing
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- Dec 15 20169 minutes
China Spreads The Wealth Around
China’s global political ambitions are taking a new shape with “One Belt, One Road,” a $3 trillion infrastructure campaign in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Here’s what it means to the global economy and which Western companies and investors could benefit.
- Aug 1 20136 minutes
What Is the Office of the Future?
A look at the next wave of open workspaces, where transparency, collaboration and sustainability are coming together to create environments that drive innovation.
- Feb 21 20173 minutes
A Border Wall by 2020? Doubt It
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- Sep 15 20162 minutes
A Drone for Every Job Site
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- Oct 1 20161 minute
A Fab Collection Of Prefab Structures
Diana Budds Want to live in a house designed by one of the world’s most famous architects? A Manila, Philippines–based real estate developer named Robbie Antonio has tapped an impressive list of big names to each create something for his line of cov
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Parks And Restoration
How landscape architect Thomas Woltz is invigorating American cities with a new approach to urban parks
- Jan 23 20172 minutes
Homebuilders Look To Trump For A Mood Lift
The industry is betting on promises to ease regulations | “The biggest risk to the housing market … is the government”
- Jan 8 20173 minutes
Revenge Of The Trees
Imagine a new miracle building material that could change the way skyscrapers are designed. Now imagine that material is wood.
- Dec 1 201612 minutes
How the Stars of 'Fixer Upper' Transformed a Town in Texas
Entrepreneurs across the country are shaping small cities.
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Micro-Apartments: Innovative Living Or Future Slums?
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04 We’ll Build In Unexpected Spaces
With cities growing evermore crowded, creative solutions will be key.
- Dec 11 20161 minute
In London, They Go Big by Digging Down
OWING TO THE CITY’S draconian planning laws, building upward in residential neighborhoods is difficult. So mansion owners have been expanding downward, outfitting their megabasements with movie rooms, gun ranges, parking garages, and pools. It’s gott
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Here’s how Thomas Woltz and company channel site-specific details into meaningful, large-scale parks.
- Apr 1 20132 minutes
A Franchisee Gym Pumps up Profits by Going Green
A Retro Fitness franchisee cut their electricity costs by adding eco-friendly features.
- Oct 30 20161 minute
1 An Experiment in the Woods
ARCHITECT STEVEN HOLL SAVED A PLOT OF LAND FROM DEVELOPMENT AND BUILT HIMSELF A GUESTHOUSE THAT SLEEPS FIVE—BUT HAS NO BEDROOMS.
- Dec 5 20168 minutes
The Historic Victory At Standing Rock
What it means, what the law says, and what comes next
- Oct 17 20161 minute
Tara John Janne Saario says his life rarely veers from skateboarding. The breezy 33-year-old Finn has turned skating into a calling. He’s become one of the few landscape architects in the world with a practice focused on creating tasteful and well-d
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On the Wilderness Continent: Building new lands requires sacrifice.
The Continent hungers to be realized. Each day adds a new increment to the frontier,” I said, “and behind that expansion is the flux of towns darkening into cities to be threaded along newly spun highways. We will put up the mountains. We will lay ou
- Dec 26 201310 minutes
The Termite And The Architect: Animal homes resist our understanding.
In 1991, the multinational Old Mutual investment group approached the Zimbabwean architect Mick Pearce with an audacious assignment. The group wished to construct a retail and office complex called the Eastgate Centre in Zimbabwe’s capital city of Ha
- Oct 2 20161 minute
A Camper on the Ceiling
And a cupola turned chicken coop on the roof. At Randy Polumbo’s Gowanus studio, the space is an extension of his art.
- Sep 18 20161 minute
There’s a Starchitect Police Station
In the past 15 years, the city has worked to match up Staten Island’s public agencies with public-spirited designers, and the results are tightly budgeted but often startlingly fine.
- May 21 201511 minutes
Why We Should Let the Pantheon Crack: Modern architects have a lot to learn from the sound engineering of the ancients.
John Ochsendorf wants to tear down Rome’s iconic Pantheon. He wants to pull apart its 2,000-year-old walls until its gorgeous dome collapses. Destroying it, he believes, is the best way to preserve it. But the Pantheon that Ochsendorf, a professor of
- Aug 7 20161 minute
Halloween All Year
An uncommonly vibrant transformation in Clinton Hill.
- Dec 26 20136 minutes
The Racehorse On The Runway: The hybrid ecologies of Frankfurt Airport show us how homes and borders intersect.
While Frankfurt International Airport is among the world’s biggest international air hubs, locals still call it “Waldflughafen,” meaning the airport in the woods. Situated in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the Rhein-Main region of Germany, the