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Iconic home floor plans reveal urban history.

“To understand a city, start with the foundation. Floor plans from homes around the world explain how the way we live has shaped the design and architecture of urban neighborhoods — and vice versa.” So far I’ve learned about Amsterdam’s canal […]

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Ikea is a nonprofit (technically)

“Ikea is a nonprofit dedicated to furthering the advancement of architecture and interior design–a cause they give a pittance of $2 million or so to a year.” Click through for an overview of their clever tax avoidance structure. | learn more

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Bell Labs: Forcing geeks to socialize since 1941

The Global Hub is a sexy new building for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. It sits next to Lake Michigan, and is heavy on dramatic views of both the Lake and Downtown Chicago. It’s designed to promote […]