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Going Big in Our National Parks

Aaron Betsky on how our Western treasures can inspire us to be better architects. By Aaron Betsky It is the season to see things bigger than buildings. Summertime is when Americans, despite their ability to go anywhere at any time virtually, hit the road to get some real...
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101 ways to thrive in a city with kids

Make urban environments even more magical for little ones with these big—and small—ideas. By Alissa Walker and Megan Barber Cities are magical places to raise children. Zooming trains turn everyday journeys into wide-eyed adventures. Urban plazas echo with shrieks from delighted...
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100 years of Bauhaus: The short-lived school that changed design forever

Curbed spoke with 11 of today’s design leaders to assess its impact. By Jenny Xie and Diana Budds hink “Bauhaus” and what comes to mind? Geometric shapes? Primary colors? Sleek modern chairs in lobbies everywhere? All of those would be valid associations. Founded by German...
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‘Game of Thrones’ set designer reveals the show’s architectural inspirations

Deborah Riley, the show’s production designer, discusses the real places that inspired the look of Dragonstone and more. By Patrick Sisson This story was originally published in July 2017. “If you’re asking an audience to believe in direwolves, dragons, and giants, you need...
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Designers Share 12 of Their Favorite Podcasts | Architectural Digest

Stock up on learnings and laughs by tuning into designers’ favorite business and design podcasts Designers of all stripes, from the emerging to the established, are tuning in to a slew of podcasts designed to keep them informed, better their businesses, inspire them...
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Gifts for children: Dezeen’s Christmas guide 2018

Toy elephants modelled on a design by Charles and Ray Eames are among 15 presents we’ve picked out for children to round off our Christmas gift guides for 2018. Eleanor Gibson Eames Elephant by Vitra This bright elephant is the first serial production of the plywood toy...
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Architects’ Gift Guide for 2018

From camping gear to hand-dyed wool scarves, seven architects and designers offer 15 ideas with which to delight your friends, family, colleagues, and the hard-to-impress. By Ayda Ayoubi The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to compile a list...
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How the Quick Daily Drawing Puts Humanity Back into Architecture

A new book explores the idea of sketching as a heightened way of seeing. By Michael J. Crosbie Architect Frank Harmon has a discipline: he tries to do a freehand drawing every day. He doesn’t spend much time on them. About five minutes. These short spurts of depiction have the...
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En video… a reflection of NBWW’s history with the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach

In this video, NBWW’s principal Igor Reyes reflects on a 20 year history with the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. See exclusive drone footage here.
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Architecture: the Unsung Hero of Your Favorite Film

by Olivia Jia How does the built environment–whether fictitious or entirely founded in reality–impact how we experience and process film? From lesser-known indies to blockbuster movies, the ways in which architecture and the built environment inform everything from...
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