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    FXFowle and the Wildlife Conservation Society found a new use for the Bronx Zoo's vacant Lion House, as a LEED-certified habitat for Madagascan wildlife.

  • Assemble Me

    A comprehensive history of factory-produced architecture is captured in the exhibition "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling," on view through Oct. 20 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

  • brandavenue.typepad.com

    Somewhere at the intersection of urban design, pop culture, demographics, and architecture lies the defining character of Brand Avenue, an engaging blog whose interdisciplinary approach offers the reader a steady diet of tasty brain food.

  • The Children's Hospital, Aurora, Colo.

    Bright colors and patterns soothe young patients in a new Aurora, Colo., facility designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects and H+L architecture.

  • On the Links

    Near Fayetteville, Ark., Marlon Blackwell brings clean, contemporary design to an unexpected building type: the golf clubhouse.

  • Positive Energy

    Abu Dhabi's Masdar City promises to set a standard for sustainable urbanism. Its proposed centerpiece -- a high-performance complex by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture -- could do the same for sustainable building.

  • The Light Aquatic

    San Francisco firm tom Eliot Fisch reworks the city's waterfront with a new harbormaster's building.

  • Midcareer Choices: 26 Years at One Firm

    Lynn Befu describes herself as a homebody—which may help explain her willingness to spend her entire career so far in the comfort zone of the same firm and focused primarily on the same building type: healthcare facilities.

  • Midcareer Choices: For the Greater Good

    For many young college graduates, the opportunity to travel abroad means fun and frolic. But for Amit Price Patel, the experience was a life-changing dose of reality.

  • Home to a Thousand Souls