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How stunning architecture breathes new life into tired cities

From the Guggenheim in Bilbao to the Angel of the North to Zaha Hadid’s Glasgow Riverside Museum, jaw-dropping architecture and public art has almost magical powers …
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"The Design Academy is dead, long live the Design Academy"

As Design Academy Eindhoven searches for yet another creative director, a group of alumni is urging the school to make a choice that enhances the influential school’s creativity, rather than its business model. Former student Jules van den Langenberg explains why. Design Academy Eindhoven has been without a leader for seven months, since its former creative director stepped down in October 2016

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What’s critical about critical infrastructure?

Critical infrastructure has received much attention in recent years. The reasons include concerns about exposure to terrorist attack …
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We need to talk about urban regeneration

Successful regeneration projects need to ensure affordability, access to facilities and involve local communities and residents, said participants …
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"Belarus is a place that badly needs shaking up"

With widespread protest taking place across Belarus, the design of public spaces and social legacies has become a critical project for the nation’s architects, says Owen Hatherley in his latest Opinion column. For one of the least-visited capital cities in Europe, the Belarusian capital Minsk is a city very concerned with its surfaces. In a country often

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How the Dodger baseball stadium shaped LA – and revealed its divisions

When the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles 60 years ago, the construction of their stadium was meant to forge the city’s rise to modernity. Instead it provoked ..
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Watchtowers, drones and a toxic moat: the designs for Trump’s border wall

Some proposals for Trump’s border wall may look like spoofs, but they provide a fascinating window into the lurid anxieties of middle America
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What Can You Add to Your Building to Increase Safety?

Commercial buildings have particular safety measures which must be maintained in order to assure clients feel welcome and employees remain comfortable while in the building.
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Doug Aitken’s ‘Mirage’: a funhouse mirror for the age of social media

Most visitors to “Mirage,” an installation by the artist Doug Aitken on a hillside overlooking the Coachella Valley, leave wondering about the traction…
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