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  • Architects and Artists Design for Swarovski

    LEDs, laser lights, mirrors, and holograms pair with Swarovski crystals at London's Design Museum in order to explore the intersection between the passing fancies of the digital era and the longer-lasting nature of gems and other tangibles.

  • Exhibit: 'Field Conditions'

    Architects describe space without buildings, and artists describe space with architectural language in a new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art that revists Stan Allen's deconstructivist essay from 1996.

  • Book: 'Furniture Studio'

    A survey of the University of Washington's furniture studio by Jeffrey Ochsner reveals the linkage between materials and making that defines the field of architecture.

  • Exhibit: ‘Urban Fabric: Building New York’s Garment District’

    Architects in the '20s designed the largest concentration of skyscrapers in the world, to house most of the U.S. clothing-manufacturing business. An exhibit at New York's Skyscraper Museum explores the transformation from then to today's high-end fashion headquarters.

  • Exhibit: 'Now Boarding'

    In the post-9/11 era, there is great potential for airports to be soul-sucking, stressful places. Working hard to make the utilitarian pleasant is Denver's Fentress Architects, which has six of its airports now on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.

  • Book: ‘Bridges: The Science and Art of the World’s Most Inspiring Structures’

    Author David Blockley dissects bridges as something beyond common infrastructure—more like an architectural suspension of science, art, and craft.

  • Book: 'Design for a Vulnerable Planet'

    The future of design must address nature and her vulnerabilities, says Frederick Steiner in 'Design for a Vulnerable Planet,' especially as a larger human population necessarily means more destruction from natural and unnatural disasters.

  • Exhibit: 'Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment'

    The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is holding a retrospective of the 1982 Pritzker Prize–winning architect, Kevin Roche. Through Dec. 2.

  • Book: 'Citizens of No Place'

    Jimenez Lai’s use of the cartoon as a vehicle for theory helps tone down (and poke fun at) contemporary architectural rhetoric.

  • Book: 'Dirt'

    A team of landscape architects wants to change your perception of dirt as "icky" through essays, interviews, and illustrations that explore the positive potential of the soiled substance.