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From ad hoc laser bike lanes to a potential technological (hyper)reality in your head, a variety of ideas and disciplines are currently on display in Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design. Fostering experimentation across a range of...
Engineers and those who find beauty in technical complexity (I’m not the only one, right?) can currently find three pieces of engineering eye candy on view in temporary exhibitions at the Art Institute. Civil engineers will delight in...
Part of the reason that the Modern Wing feels so harmonious is because, well, it is. And the secret behind that lies in one measurement: 6 ¾”, aka the width of the oak floorboards in the Modern Wing. That’s right—everything in the...
The Art Institute’s modular architectural history—previously discussed by Erin Hogan—makes the building an excellent subject for a “traveling salesman” problem. So, for the benefit of any art-loving puzzle nerds reading ARTicle, I...
I give a lot of tours of the Modern Wing, and there are details about the building that most visitors like but that aren’t necessarily apparent to anyone going through the building on their own. So, here are some “secrets” of the Modern...