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  • Letter from the Festival of Lively Architectures

    Young architects took on the theme of memory to create installations in Montpellier and La Grand-Motte, France, for one of the most lyrically named design fairs of the year.

  • Samsung Model Home Gallery

    With this new housing showcase in Seoul, South Korea, Nader Tehrani of Boston-based NADAAA discovered that when you can’t control the translation from design to construction, you design for what you can make foolproof.

  • Rijksmuseum Renovation

    Amsterdam’s temple to the Dutch Masters reopens after a decadelong renovation that blends modern design by Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos with a revamped curatorial strategy in the fully restored galleries.

  • Queen Alia International Airport, Designed by Foster + Partners

    Ian Volner observes that for the new airport in Amman, Jordan, London-based Foster + Partners created a sinuous expanse of thin concrete domes that turns a workhorse typology into a celebration of air travel.

  • Starchitects at Salone

    This year's Salone Internazioanle del Mobile is over, and the halls of the Fiera Milano are quiet, but the starchitects were out in force at this year's show, and their new product designs will set new trends to watch for in the industry.

  • Postcards From Milan: Zona Tortona and Fuori Salone

    Replete with temporary museums, cars as couches, and huggable furniture, the Salone has a lot to offer, even outside of the fairgrounds.

  • Trend Watch: More New Products from Milan

    At the 2013 Salone Internazionale del Mobile hits its stride, here are a few more tidbits from the show floor, and some designers to keep an eye on.

  • Postcards From Milan: The Immersive Method

    ARCHITECT contributor Ian Volner discovers that best way to fins the unexpected highlights of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan is to lose oneself the fairgrounds.

  • Postcards from Milan: Opening Day of iSaloni

    ARCHITECT is on the scene in Milan for the 2013 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, where yesterday's opening day had star sightings, rotating rooms, parties galore, and oh yes, even some furniture.

  • Trendwatch: New Products from the Opening Day of iSaloni

    With more than 1.5 million square feet of exhibitions, it's impossible to see everything that the Salone Internazionale del Mobile has on offer, but that doesn't stop us from trying. Here are a few of the best things ARCHITECT contributor Ian Volner has seen so far.