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Surface Travel Awards
The Standout Cultural Institution Debuts of 2019

A museum inspired by a desert rose in Doha, a Canadian library festooned with curvaceous red cedar,

Partnership
Resetting What Metal Means, One Facade at a Time

As Pure+FreeForm’s Geoffrey Hahn tells it, new technologies have created a new materials...

Travel Awards
The Best New Hotels of 2019

From Mexico to Macau, micro to massive, the Surface Travel Awards finalists in the hotel and resort

Commission
Eight Design Firms Imagine a Border Without Walls

Takes on a more playful, inviting, and humane meeting of the U.S. and Mexico.

Fashion
Kanye West’s YEEZY Foam Runners Are What Would Happen if Zaha Hadid Designed Crocs

A teasing image of the multihypenate star's latest footwear release suggests curves and shapes...

Need To Know
For Architect Neil Logan, Less Isn’t More—It’s Everything

“People should remember that architecture is also a service industry—as humble as that might...

Architecture
Almost Finished After 130 Years, Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Faces a Kind of Death

After six generations, the architect's signature work is heading towards completion—but the...

Retail
These are the Best New Stores and Retail Spaces of 2019

The best new shops of the year include a sophisticated CBD boutique, an epic antiques purveyor in...

Architecture
Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Others Pitch New Visions of The La Brea Tar Pits

Along with the veteran firm, Dorte Mandrup and WEISS/MANFREDI have offered proposals for rehabbing...

Art
The Royal Academy of Arts Continues the Conversation on Environmental Protection

With the upcoming exhibit “Eco-Visionaries,” 21 creatives offer commentary on humanity's...

Design
The Biggest Design Breakups of the Decade

From Sagmeister and Walsh to Apple and Ive to Marc and Louis, these are the splits that have marked

Hotel
Opening Shot: George Town’s Prestige Hotel

Set in a Malaysian UNESCO World Heritage Site, the indulgent destination offers guests a bit of...

Architecture
Three Years After Her Death, Zaha Hadid’s Dubai Development Nears Completion

As the Opus prepares to open, we're afforded another look at the greatness and vision of the late...

Architecture
Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Park Steps Into The Future

On what was once a set of 19th-century French railroad tracks, Ho Chi Minh City's revamped Central...

Art
Magdalene Odundo Teams Up With David Adjaye to Stunning Effect

The ceramicist and the architect have turned the Norman Foster-designed Sainsbury Centre for Visual