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  • NYLO Plano at Legacy, Plano, Texas

    NYLO Plano at Legacy opened in December as the first location in what's expected to become a national chain of loft-concept hotels.

  • Piranesi As Designer

    A fresh look at the eighteenth century artist and architect Giambattista Piranesi.

  • Christian Science Reading Room

    For members of a religious denomination that prizes outreach and engagement with the wider world— hence its signature publication, the Christian Science Monitor—the Greenwich Village home of New York's Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist, posed a problem.

  • Aloft

    A division of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, aloft was conceived as a sister brand to the company's much-hyped W Hotels, which trade the gilt-and-crystal décor of the standard luxury hotel for an airy, contemporary look.

  • Central Market

    Caren Easterling knew she was doing her job when an acquaintance walked into an empty grocery store she'd helped design in Southlake, Texas, and pronounced it “really unimpressive.”

  • Chipotle

    Design know-how and fast food generally go together about as well as a vegan and a cheeseburger.

  • Shaking up the Storefront

    With smart design, four organizations breathe new life into dated interior types and mold their brand identities.

  • As Kahn Intended

    After a major renovation, the Yale University Art Gallery finally looks and functions the way its architect, Louis Kahn, wanted.

  • Three Years of Design

    The curators of the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Triennial, Design Life Now, guide you on a tour of highlights from the show.


    Gabriel Arboleda, a Ph.D. candidate in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, jokes that he can't walk anywhere. So obsessive is his interest in vernacular architecture, he always carries a camera and stops to snap photos constantly.