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How Skyscrapers Have Changed Since September 11th

When two planes crashed into the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, architects knew skyscraper design would never be the same.<p>One of those was Dan Kaplan, a senior partner at the firm FXFOWLE. He watched the South Tower being hit from the roof of his office in Chelsea.<p>He said 9/11 revealed a major flaw …

An Architect Who Built His Career on Resuscitating New York Landmarks

Grand Central Terminal, the main building on Ellis Island and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden — all among the greatest New York City landmarks — look better today than they have since their earliest years.<p>Many hands were responsible. John Belle was the common …

House in Constantia Valley / Metropolis Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Introduction<p>This new residence, located on a beautiful wooded riverside site in the Constantia Valley, …

Architecture

​Apple's Swift Playgrounds app will lure your kid into coding

"This is cool."<p>With those three words from my 11-year-old son, I knew Apple had a hit on its hands with Swift Playgrounds, its iPad app for learning the company's Swift programming language. We didn't exactly have to pry him away, but he had reached that just-one-more-level-before-dinner type of …

Programming

CRG Architects unveils concept for shipping container skyscrapers

CRG Architects has unveiled a proposal to replace slum housing with a pair of skyscrapers comprising stacks of brightly coloured shipping …

Articles about 13 modern kitchen renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul by Danny Seo relies on American-made goods to forge its identity.<p>Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a mid-century kitchen with her 21st-century taste to create a whimsical yet thoughtful new...<p>For their lakeside retreat in northwestern Michigan, Keith and Mary …

Articles about jonathan adler and simon doonans shelter island vacation home on Dwell.com - Dwell

For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>Though I've become quite fond of them, …

Vacation Homes

CRG Architects’ unique bamboo skyscraper spirals up into the clouds

A unique bamboo skyscraper, a semifinalist at the World Architecture Festival, puts a new twist on the use of bamboo as a building material. Instead …

'Pencil tower' trend makes its way to Boston

Trust New York to always do it bigger than Boston.<p>A local developer has proposed Boston’s first so-called pencil tower, a stick of a building …

Articles about swiss mix on Dwell.com - Dwell

Built for a young family of Spartan-minded clients, architect Felix Oesch's spare, concrete prefab outside of Zurich is a marvel...<p>I'm headed off to Switzerland on Saturday to take part in the Presence Switzerland Design and Innovation tour.<p>Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass …

7 Vegetarian Dinners Even Carnivores Will Devour

Whether you are expecting a vegetarian guest or just want to mix up your family's dinner routine, you'll wow everyone with these meatless meals.<p><b>1. White Bean Ragout</b><p>A quick ragout of white beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs in a robustly flavored broth makes a satisfying vegetarian main …