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  • Exhibit: "Bending Reality," The Art Center

    Xavier Nuez's vividly surreal "Alleys & Ruins" photographs join those of three other contemporary shutterbugs.

  • Can This Planner Save Detroit?

    An interview with Toni L. Griffin, the star urban planner hired to reshape Detroit.

  • I Heart St. Louis

    In each of the five proposals to redesign St. Louis' Gateway Arch grounds, there are compelling ideas that deserve consideration no matter who gets the job.

  • Award: Digital Steam-Bending

    A University of Michigan research group has revisited the 19th century technique of bending wood through steam with 21st century tools.

  • Award: Shadow Pavilion

    The surface of PLY Architecture's Shadow Pavilion consists of 100-plus laser-cut cones that test the limits of sheet aluminum while funneling in light, moisture, and sound.

  • Detroit

    Between an engaged younger citizenry and the return of beloved Mayor Dave Bing, there's a renewed sense of purpose all around Detroit.

  • Traverwood Branch Library

    Inform Studio incorporated the fallen ash trees killed by the invasive emerald ash borer beetle into its sustainable design for this library branch in Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Interboro Partners, Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Interboro Partners aims to unite architecture and planning, using the creativity of the former to loosen up the data-heavy world of the latter.

  • Zago Architecture's Mercury Coffee Bar

    Andrew Zago reclaims a piece of run-down Detroit to create a colorful, cartoonish coffee bar for the youth of the city.

  • geoeye.com: Perspective on the built environment

    GeoEye's images of the Earth, taken from airplanes and satellites, offer delight, information, and perhaps even a competitive edge.