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    Pavilion on a Pedestal

    With a Hudson Valley retreat, Thomas Phifer and Partners updated the early modern ideal of a pure volume in an arcadian landscape.

  • Raphael Sperry, a Bay Areabased architect, has launched a campaign to revise the AIAs code of ethics to ban architects from designing solitary isoltaion cells and death chambers.

    Prison Break

    Raphael Sperry wants to ban architects from designing death chambers and solitary confinement cells. Karrie Jacobs covers whether the architect's campaign can help create a more humane prison system.

  • Pedro Gadanho taught at the University of Porto before he was hired at MoMA in December 2011. "9" was his first exhibition for the museum.

    Politics and Prose

    Pedro Gadanho's first MoMA show highlights architecture's political side. But, writes Mark Lamster, his attempt to promote curation as the next criticism is hampered by a less than accessible presentation.

  • Dan Kinkead (left) of Hamilton Anderson Associates and Dan Pitera of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center helped manage the long-term arm of Detroit Works.

    Mapping Motown

    Detroit Works is unveiling a long-term vision to combat the city’s ills. Two local architects were given the difficult task of getting residents and officials to buy in.

  • On the Inside Looking Out

    Christopher Hawthorne explores this Los Angeles firm's rise and its ambivalent relationship with the City of Angels.

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    Virtual Design

    With the help of mobile technology, virtual reality offers promising architectural applications, Blaine Brownell reports.

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    Green Cleansing

    Every product seems to have a sustainable story these days. Environmental Product Declarations were created to vet manufacturers’ claims. Have they been successful?

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    Perennials With a View

    By now, many architects can tout the benefits of green roofs, but few know which plants are actually suitable for topping buildings. Here's a guide to help you know your options, to aid you in enhancing your building design.

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    Field Survey

    Where are the gaps in preservation education?

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    History Buff

    Preservation and place in Charleston

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    Frozen Music

    Gain and loss is in our hands when we think about our past.

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    Across the Institute

    Seville, Vienna, San Francisco, Richmond, Dallas