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Dwell: Jens Risom's Prefab Cottage

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Filmmaker Gary Nadeau pays a visit to a design legend's island home

If you're a design nerd like us, you're probably familiar with Danish-American furniture designer Jens Risom. As the man who created the first-ever Knoll chair, Risom holds a prominent, if sometimes overlooked, position in the canon of mid-century design. At 96, he is “living comfortably doing nothing” with his wife, Henny, in Connecticut,......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Big Sue

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Susan Boyle drops knowledge on the green building game.

Brooklyn's Big Sue, LLC is a veteran of New York City's sustainable building scene. In this episode of Brooklyn Informed, we talk to Big Sue partner Susan Boyle about one of the company's cooler projects: a Prospect Heights brewery icehouse they bought in 2004 and converted into a six-unit residential building. The structure is an excellent portrait of sustainable construction, with two green......read more

The Big SHFT: David Hertz, Repurposed

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Sustainability is second nature to one of California's most innovative architects

David Hertz is widely recognized as one of green design's leading innovators. At the Studio of Environmental Architecture, the LA-based design firm he founded, Hertz focuses primarily on custom residential projects with particular experience in climate responsive, environmentally sustainable homes. He is perhaps best known for the seminal Wing House, an imaginative Malibu residence constructed......read more

The ABC of Architects

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Get learned on contemporary architecture with this animated crash course

For the design nerds out there who can name celebrated architects and buildings off the top of your dome, this may be old hat. But for the rest of us, "The ABC of Architects" is the perfect primer on contemporary architecture. Created by Vimeo user fedelpeye, the quirky animation runs through famous architects in alphabetical order, displaying their name and nationality alongside an......read more

Paper City

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This subtly amazing animation follows the rise and fall of an origami city

London animator Maciek Janicki deftly renders an urban center paved with paper in Paper City, a short film he created in Cinema 4D. From the perspective of an unseen helicopter, we see a van travel through the paper streets, as buildings, trees, and infrastructure rise and collapse around it. The city "grows in one fluid take, with skyscrapers rising from the page – only to crumble,......read more

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