Design and Social Experimentation in Marseille

I’m checking in from Marseille, France, where I had the great pleasure of visiting Le Corbusier’s great design / social experiment Cite Radieuse (Radiant City) housing development. I could go on for hours about how this moment in design used the crisis of WWII devastation to reconsider the role of architecture and interior design in…
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Can Good Design Really Make You Better Faster?

The answer is yes, and there’s a growing body of evidence to prove it. A recent NY Times article detailed the interior design of a mock patient room at The University Medical Center of Princeton. These designers took a thoughtful approach with this renovation, yet never losing sight of scientifically-measureable goals. Yes,  thoughtful in the design…
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Ambiguity and Nuance in Interior Design

This weekend I had one of those experiences that transports.    I can describe it as tuning out the usual input to dial up other senses. I experienced it at  the exhibit, “Forty Part Motet” at the Cloisters museum, a sonic/sound exhibit perfectly set in a medieval chapel.  http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2013/09/13/cloisters-features-innovative-choir-installation and http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2013/janet-cardiff The physical setting and glorious sounds were…
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