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  • Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Truly Surreal

    What’s stranger than stumbling upon a trove of Salvador Dalí’s art in Tampa? The new museum that houses it.

     
  • With the Mead Center for American Theater, Bing Thom has raised the design bar in the nation's capital.

    Arena Stage's Second Act

    Bing Thom preserves a pair of late midcentury theaters and upgrades a D.C. cultural institution to must-see status.

     
  • The Complexities of a Pioneering Architect

    Harry Weese frequently demonstrated protean talent and ahead-of-the-curve thinking. But he suffered from self-destructive habits, too.

     
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    A Life Less Ordinary

    As told by Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic, the story of Norman Foster's rise from the streets of Manchester to the top of the design world is a worthwhile read.

     
  • Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag, METIHandmade School, Rudrapur, Bangladesh (2006)

    Small Scale, Minor Letdown at the MoMA

    The Museum of Modern Art's new show, "Small Scale, Big Change," features worthy humanitarian efforts ... and a troubling hero complex.

     
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    Meeting Place

    Striving to capture the intangible—and the human—at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale.

     
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    The Embodiment of the American Dream

    In form and function, the higher-education campus is the United States' greatest contribution to architecture and urban planning.

     
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    Hat Trick: The Centre Pompidou-Metz

    The new Centre Pompidou-Metz museum embodies Shigeru Ban's particular brand of low-tech innovation.

     
  • The Virtues, and Perils, of Design Thinking

    The latest panacea offered by the management-industrial complex is "design thinking," yet architects are mostly nonexistent in discussions about it.

     
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    The Evolving Debate Over Smart Growth

    Jeff Speck, co-author of the recently published "Smart Growth Manual," dissects New Urbanism's critics.

     
 
 
 

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