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  • The most iconic view of the Villa Tugendhat is from the garden. The massive, nearly 10-by-20-foot glass panel that shields the living room can recess into the floor belowthough originally two smaller panes, it was installed as a single panel during the restoration.

    Miesian Revival

    The restoration of van der Rohe’s 1930 Villa Tugendhat in the Czech Republic brings the house back to its former glory. But the price for this, says Aaron Betsky, is hollow authenticity.

     
  • Too Much of a Good Thing

    The current formula for obtaining an architecture license increasingly feels like a recipe for attrition. Has the profession finally arrived at a tipping point where reform is possible?

     
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    Complex Masonry Coursing Patterns by Archi-Union

    Despite their digital origins, the Shanghai-based firm's rippling brick walls of the Lanxi Curtilage are steeped in Chinese tradition.

     
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    Tale of the Swan and Dolphin

    For Disney World, Michael Graves designed a pair of hotels with playful cartoon imagery.

     
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    Man of the People

    Was the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer really communist? That depends on whether you ask Americans living north or south of the Equator.

     
  • Four Freedoms Park

    A Vision Deferred

    When an architect dies, it takes special circumstances for the projects left on the drafting board to be realized. But as Louis Kahn’s FDR memorial shows, writes Christopher Hawthorne, the results can be well worth the wait.

     
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    Balancing Act

    What does Obama's reelection mean for the construction industry?

     
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    Across the Institute

    Minneapolis, St. Augustine, Orlando, Washington, D.C.

     
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    Urban Reinvestments

    Three schools, three cities, and one loaded term.

     
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    Executive Summary

    Repositioning architects for the 21st century.

     
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    On the Docket

    Committing to a leadership role is the task of architects today.

     
  • Placetailor for AIA

    Tacking Left

    Placetailor suggests a broader model of community practice.