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    Armstrong Ultima Create!

    Lay-in ceiling tiles can be visually interesting if given the opportunity.

     
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    B&B Italia Tobi-Ishi

    The founders of London-based studio Barber Ogersby drew from the materiality of stones found in traditional Japanese gardens to design a table.

     
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    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.

     
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    McNichols Co. Entrance Mat Grating

    The family-owned company offers a perforarted, stainless steel product that is suitable for high-traffic areas, high-end commercial buildings, and high heels.

     
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    LeeLabs Para Clocks

    High-strength concrete clocks feature radial, parametrically derived patterns from the Brooklyn, N.Y.–based startup LeeLabs.

     
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    Surface Ombrae

    Tangible, metal pixels angled at specific directions comprise a three-dimensional tiling system for small- and large-scale wall applications.

     
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    Richlite Co. Cascade

    FSC-certified and post-consumer paper find new life as surfacing products for shelving and countertops.

     
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    Chris Boardman's Lotus Type 108 Olympic Pursuit Bike

    An Olympic bike is one object among many featured at the London Design Museum's "Designed to Win" exhibit, about all the gear that helped athletes with their gold, silver, and bronze victories. Through Nov. 18.

     
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    Exhibit: 'Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture'

    Just in time for the Summer Olympics, Sir John Soane's Museum in London is showing an exhibition on how architects have used the stadium throughout history to push innovation. Through Sept. 22.

     
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    Art+Com Manta Rhei

    When organic LEDs and mechatronics technology come together, they can create a kinetic, energy-efficient luminaire.

     
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    Olson Kundig Architects Peek Sliding Door Pull

    The Seattle-based firm has designed a line of steel hardware and accessories, which is aptly named the Tom Kundig Collection.

     
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    Blog: Betonbabe

    On this Tumblr site from a Princeton University School of Architecture grad student, you'll be escorted through the coolest lost-and-found of concrete items.

     
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    'Up on the Roof'

    A trained-architect-turned-photographer-pilot turns his camera on the rooftop lives of New York City, to find pools, gardens, restaurants, and more.

     
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    Bok Modern Lotus

    When two architects couldn't find an acceptable metal railing design for a project, they started their own metal panel company.

     
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    Exhibit: 'Lost Dallas'

    From the Dallas Center for Architecture comes a look at all of the historic buildings and places that were demolished to make way for the city's oil-fueled growth. Through July 13.

     
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    Judith Turner: 'The Flatness of Ambiguity'

    The University of Michigan Museum of Art has a new exhibition of photos by the acclaimed architectural photography of Judith Turner. Through Sept. 2.

     
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    Book: 'Vitamin G'

    A best-of compilation and sourcebook for lo-fi sustainable projects and green features includes small-scale and large-scale ideas alike.

     
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    A Skyspace in Houston

    James Turrell’s latest project is an architectural pavilion that frames an artwork—and an artwork that accomplishes an architectural feat.

     
  • From Batman: Death By Design. Story by Chip Kidd. Pencils by Dave Taylor.

    Death by Cliché

    In Chip Kidd’s latest graphic novel, “Batman: Death by Design,” the Caped Crusader and the Joker are joined by a cast of architectural archetypes. The result, sadly, is one big cliché.

     
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    Olson Kundig Architects

    The studio crit remains a crucial part of the culture at this Seattle-based firm, which stops work once per week to gather for a group critique, even as it has grown from two to nearly 100 people.

     
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    Making the Mold

    The lack of diversity in architecture isn’t a simple problem, but there are better and worse ways to approach the issue. Architect and Yale University professor Deborah Berke outlines ways forward.

     
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    Social Agent

    Expanding architecture's discourse.

     
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    An Architecture of Abundance

    Without stories, memory falters.

     
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    Across the Institute

    Denver, Milan, New York, Norfolk, Tallahassee, Scarborough

     
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    Playing Defense

    Part two in a three-part series on balancing design and business.

     
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    New Amsterdams

    As water levels and the risk profiles of major coastal cities rise, new experts are meeting the challenge.