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Three Classic Fairy Tales Examined Through the Lens of Architecture
Three Classic Fairy Tales Examined Through the Lens of Architecture

What Rapunzel’s braid-to-tree connection has to do with the rotational circumference of Baba Yaga’s house.

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Urban Atrophy: Haunting Photos of Architectural Ghosts
Urban Atrophy: Haunting Photos of Architectural Ghosts

What Classic Coke has to do with abandoned dolls and the afterlife of buildings.

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Spomenik: Eerie Retrofuturistic Monuments of the Eastern Bloc
Spomenik: Eerie Retrofuturistic Monuments of the Eastern Bloc

The ghosts of communism, or what alien architecture has to do with societal memory and Serbia’s mountains.

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Paola Antonelli on Design & Innovation
Paola Antonelli on Design & Innovation

Design as a systemic solution, or what an octopus has to do with democratizing innovation.

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Top 10 Contemporary Cross-Disciplinary Conferences
Top 10 Contemporary Cross-Disciplinary Conferences

Ideas in real life, or how to increase the statistical probability of finding a clown, Malcolm Gladwell, and a rocket scientist in the same room.

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Architects’ Sketchbooks: Behind the World’s Most Magnificent Buildings
Architects’ Sketchbooks: Behind the World’s Most Magnificent Buildings

How to limn a skyscraper in a line, or why the Centre Pompidou was inspired by a Chinese bamboo hat.

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Built to Last: The Illustrated Secrets of Mankind’s Greatest Structures
Built to Last: The Illustrated Secrets of Mankind’s Greatest Structures

What gargoyles and mosques have to do with King Edward I and the secrets of Ancient Rome.

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The Story of Eames Furniture
The Story of Eames Furniture

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10 More Great Cross-Disciplinary Conferences
10 More Great Cross-Disciplinary Conferences

More ways to get stimulated in public, or how to fit a wealth of innovation into a plenary session.

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20 Steps to Sustainable Cities
20 Steps to Sustainable Cities

Why changing our city-dwelling ways is the only way to keep our cities.

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