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2016 Pritzker Prize Goes To Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena

Aravena, 48, is known for his socially conscious, sustainable design, often executed at staggering speed and on minuscule budgets.
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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace (Rebroadcast)

Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.

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Beyond Green: Sustainability And The "Living Building" Challenge (Rebroadcast)

Kojo learns about our region's very first "Living Building" in Prince George's County, and finds out how the District's own plans for supergreen affordable homes and sustainable buildings could impact residents and the environment.

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The World War I Memorial And The Art Of Remembrance

As the design competition for DC's new World War I memorial enters its final stage, we take a look at the designs behind some of Washington's iconic landmarks.

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How A Condo Development Saved The Weird, Wonderful National Park Seminary

The names of Greek gods adorn the units in a Silver Spring condo building, built to resemble a Greek Gymnasium. Nearby properties painstakingly recreate a Japanese pagoda, a Dutch windmill and a Spanish mission. And all of them tell a historic-conservation success story that began in the late 1800s.

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Beyond Green: Sustainability And The "Living Building" Challenge

Kojo learns about our region's very first "Living Building" in Prince George's County, and finds out how the District's own plans for supergreen affordable homes and sustainable buildings could impact residents and the environment.

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Renovating The Renwick Gallery

The Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery -- the country's first art museum -- is reopening after a two-year, $30 million renovation. We explore the new Renwick and hear about the challenges and surprises contractors faced rejuvenating this 150 year-old facility.

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Tiny Houses And Micro-Units: Small Living Going Big In D.C.?

Developers and policy makers alike are investing in the concept of micro-living— small living spaces, often with communal, shared spaces— both as a solution for affordable housing and a luxury development trend.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 11, 2015

Winter is coming. But a play and museum exhibit will help you imagine yourself in beautiful gardens.

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Syrian Antiquities Chief Calls For Help From International Community

The head of Syria's antiquities agency was in Italy making an appeal for help to stop the destruction of his war-torn country's cultural heritage at the hands of Islamic militants.

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