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A one-story house with arched windows and a tall column. There are dry trees and a lake in front of the house.

Rammed earth architecture: A versatile, green construction technique

The Tucson Mountain House, in Arizona, is tucked into a secluded desert hillside. The minimalist home has a butterfly roof and...
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This App Hires Someone to Go to a Protest for You

Wistand is a tool allowing you to hire a physical person to represent you at the protests you cannot attend. Whether you live...
A Swiss Army knife showing a lamp post, umbrella, and USB charging cable as some of the blades.

Why cities shouldn’t host architecture and design competitions

At the end of last year, New York City’s sanitation department announced the winner of an 18-month competition to design a...
The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago's South Side

The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side

Sign up for Heartland Intelligence, my monthly research briefing on the greater American Midwest. Chicago is known as one of America’s great cities for...
Architecture in the 2010s: The good, the bad, and the capitalism

Architecture in the 2010s: The good, the bad, and the capitalism

Ten years ago, we had an idea. What if awards weren’t so boring? What if you got a prize not for...
10 Projects That Shaped a Contemporary Architecture Practice, 2010–2019.

10 Projects That Shaped a Contemporary Architecture Practice, 2010–2019.

With entrances signified by terra cotta prosceniums, the pedestrian-scaled, single-story structure’s broadside faces a main arterial road. Surrounded by lawns, meadows, and planting...
Best book gifts: Design, architecture, cities, and more

Best book gifts: Design, architecture, cities, and more

This year’s recommended holiday books feature groundbreaking women and modernist masters, atlases and itineraries, fresh looks at beloved American institutions and...
Best five architects and architecture firms changing public space

Best five architects and architecture firms changing public space

Maybe landscape architecture is having a moment: This year, both a Bay Area landscape artist and a...

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