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In The Flow

In The Flow

One word that has recently popped up in architectural conversations with a new usage is: flow. People I know will visit…

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Our Conversation with Paul Goldberger About the Future of Residential Design

Our Conversation with Paul Goldberger About the Future of Residential Design

JAMES MERRELL: Paul, first, congratulations on your just-published book, Ballpark: Baseball in the American City.…

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Extra Sensory Design

Extra Sensory Design

I love the design of houses, from antique to contemporary modern, so I regularly take time out to look at shelter magazines…

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Planning a Modern Villa

Planning a Modern Villa

We are prompted by architectural imagery to think of architecture as a visual art, like painting or sculpture.…

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Resurrecting An Old Design Strategy for a New Century

Resurrecting An Old Design Strategy for a New Century

What do you see when you look at the photos here? A restoration? A new house? Or something completely different? And if you answer “something different,” ...

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Photography vs. Experience

Photography vs. Experience

Our design philosophy starts with the recognition that architectural photos are not architecture, and that photography is, in fact, not especially well-suited to the task of communicating architectural experience.

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Moby Dick and Modern Architecture

Moby Dick and Modern Architecture

I’m a firm believer that the arts should inform each other, and that the written arts are a great complement to the visual…

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Discerning the Rational from the Modern in Architecture

Discerning the Rational from the Modern in Architecture

On occasion one comes across a building that exceeds all expectations in demonstrating the importance of rationality,…

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A Laboratory for Architectural Design

A Laboratory for Architectural Design

“Modernity in no way denies history.”     - Jorg H. Gleiter, Professor of Aesthetics at the Faculty of Arts, Free…

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"The Significance of Architecture..."

“Belief in the significance of architecture is premised on the notion that we are, for better or worsedifferent…

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