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How Frank Lloyd Wright Could Solve The Urban Design Challenges Of Today

Revisiting his philosophies could inspire fixes for current housing crises, urban design challenges, and future climate changes.

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Revisiting architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s solutions-based-design thinking could inspire fixes for the most confounding of current housing crises, urban design challenges, and forthcoming climate change problems.

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Mike Basich’s Tiny Cabin Is a Snowboarder’s Paradise

“Here, it feels like you're in sync with what's actually happening.”

Snowboarding pioneer Mike Basich learned from a young age that it’s ok to be different, a belief instilled in him by his parents when he was growing up with epilepsy. This would lead Basich to forge his own path and live on his own terms. He’d discover the young sport of snowboarding as a child and help develop it in an era when there were no rules. His fame and success allowed him to live another dream, to life off the grid.

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With the recent opening of its Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, Switzerland has accomplished quite a few feats. For one, it now has the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world (according to Zermatt Tourism, anyway). It cut the commute time between two sides of the valley from four hours to 10 minutes. And it’s sure to terrify anyone who’s brave enough to walk across it.

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Part of the current U.S.-Mexico border fence (Image via Wikipedia

On Sunday, Trump wrote a slew of vague tweets about the plan for the U.S.-Mexico border wall, further confounding our already perplexed nation. From what we can tell, Trump is annoyed Democrats refuse to support his $21.6 billion border wall, so he’s proposing yet again that Mexico will pay for it … “at a later date … in some form” … even though Mexico has made it very clear they will not be paying for the wall.

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As our cities become more congested, architects have been forced to look upwards, creating skyscrapers for people to live and work. Now, as urban sprawl eats up city park land, a architectural firm is reimagining parks in a spectacular way. Recently, Bilgili Holding, a Turkish development company, reached out to Dror, a New York City architectural firm, to come up with ideas for a park in Istanbul. And Dror’s designs are breathtaking … just don’t look down.

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100-Year-Old Theater Turned Bookstore Is Every Bibliophile’s Dream Come True

Books, theater, and coffee — what more could you need?

Theatergoers and bookworms, rejoice. One unique bookstore in Argentina has combined every culture lover’s favorite things. Located in Recoleta, Grand Splendid Theater in Buenos Aires opened in May 1919 and for many years hosted live performances as well as films as technology progressed. While retaining many of its original architectural features, the theater now houses a different kind of audience: books, thousands and thousands of books.

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