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Barbie's Dreamhouse paints a picture of America's housing history

Jun 29, 2023
From the bachelorette pad of the 1960s to today's pink mansion, the Dreamhouse's evolution shows the politics and trends of American life.
For more than 60 years, Barbie Dreamhouses have reflected style trends and aspirational homeownership.
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Can supertall buildings help us build more sustainable cities?

Apr 11, 2022
The new book by urban designer Stefan Al explores what the history of skyscrapers can show us about the future.
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Football teams rethink stadium design to adjust for COVID

Oct 6, 2020
Architecture firms that specialize in stadium design are being asked to make changes to help fans maintain social distancing.
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A tourism-driven building boom threatens the architecture that makes Savannah a destination

Jul 4, 2018
Like many old cities, Savannah, Georgia stakes a lot on its history. In fact the National Park Service calls Savannah’s downtown one of the largest urban Historic Landmark Districts in the country — a big draw for tourists and residents alike. But a familiar tension between building the future and preserving the past may be putting […]

How the financial crisis changed the way we think about home

Jun 29, 2018
Designers, architects and the president of IKEA U.S. weigh in.
Home stager Meridith Baer says after the recession, people looked for clean, simple home design.
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France debates how to pay for saving crumbling cathedrals

Feb 22, 2018
A proposal to charge tourists for entrance to historic churches has been met with resistance from the Conference of French Bishops.
Stonework that has fallen off Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.
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The history of the Las Vegas Strip is the history of how we vacation

May 15, 2017
The evolution of the Strip's architecture reflects how U.S. leisure trends have changed in the last several decades.
Neon signs advertising casinos and clubs on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Getting out of the office in Anchorage, Alaska

May 2, 2017
After more than three decades at architectural firms, Clark Yerrington decided it was time to go it alone.
A light rainbow hits the water as a surfer waits to catch the Bore Tide at Turnagain Arm in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Autodesk CEO on 3D printing and human inferiority

Jan 17, 2017
Carl Bass says 3D printing is ideal for highly customized manufacturing.

Inside the new One World Trade Center

Jun 22, 2016
Judith Dupré takes us through the 1,776-foot-tall skyscraper and looks back at the dozen years it took to plan and develop it.
A view of the new World Trade Center. 
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