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  • Postcard From Miami: Design Roundup

    While European design dominated at Design Miami, there was no suppressing American design—neither at the design fair itself nor in other Miami venues where contemporary art could be seen.

  • Postcard From Miami: Vito Acconci's Here and Now

    Design Miami's Designer of the Year, Vito Acconci, presented "Here/There, Now/Later," a sound installation in Miami's Buena Vista building that offered a meditative break from the glitz and glam of the city's Design District.

  • Postcard from Miami: Herzog & de Meuron's Miami Art Museum

    In town for Design Miami, Jacques Herzog gave his impressions of the Florida city, as well as a preview of the still-under-construction Miami Art Museum, which is expected to open next year.

  • The Whitney Studio, Designed by Lot-ek

    Shipping-container maestros Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano of Lot-ek built this temporary education studio, which takes over the courtyard of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

  • Jujuy Redux

    Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S and Maximiliano Spina of Maxi Spina Architects influenced developers and pushed contractors to realize a distinctly modern multifamily mid-rise. It's located in a postindustrial neighborhood in Marcelo and Maxi's hometown of Rosario—which...

  • Postcard From Venice: After the Preview is Over

    With all the focus on it's opening week, it's easy to forget the Venice biennale continues on for another three months. After the preview crowds have thinned, it's easier to take in all the architecture showcase has to offer.

  • Postcard From Venice: Day Three of the Architecture Biennale

    Russia wins its first-ever award at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Urban-Think Tank and Justin McGirth take home gold, and more.

  • Postcard From Venice: Day Two of the Architecture Biennale

    Ian Volner's second dispatch from the Venice Architecture Biennale takes him to the Giardino delle Vergini and a first installation from Kuwait.

  • Postcard From Venice: Opening Day

    Ian Volner is reporting from and live-tweeting the proceedings at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

  • A History of Tension

    Frei Otto's Olympic Stadium for the 1972 Summer Games in Munich, Germany, intimated a future filled with organic and mind-bending forms. Have tensile fabric structures lived up to their promise?