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A Visit to the Eames Institute

I saw a rare glimpse into the creative legacy of legendary designers Ray and Charles Eames at Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity.

Seeing the Systems in EdTech

How complex systems like buildings, software, & education are composed of interconnected layers that change at different speeds.

What can metaverse planners learn from Italo Calvino’s invisible cities

A poetic and mathematical approach to urban planning in virtual worlds.

What is ‘Gothic’? It’s more complicated than you think.

Hidden in the architecture of some of the world’s most famous buildings is a cultural exchange between Europe and the Middle East.

Keep Your Damn Mask On! It’s the 2021 Architecture and Design Awards

We’ve been doing this for twelve years now, and this was, without question, the hardest it’s ever been to come up with these “awards.”

How to use design to make public spaces unusable and unappealing

City life can be tough and during those times many city dwellers find respite in a comfortable seat.

How 9/11 changed architecture and urban design forever

After the September 11 attacks, the design of urban spaces began to reflect the security concerns of a world where any place could be a target.

Star Trek + Design

Exploring the furniture, interior design and objects found on Star Trek in creating its 24th century aesthetic.

Web Brutalism, Seamfulness, and Notion

How a tool for sensemaking reconciles two distinct software design ideologies.

How the Coronavirus Will Reshape Architecture

Kyle Chayka writes on the history of architecture and illness, and the coronavirus’s impact on the design of public space, offices, and homes.