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What We’re Reading on the Web

November 8, 2013

What We're Reading

As usual, we’ve read the Internet cover-to-cover and rounded up some of the most interesting reads out there for your perusal. Enjoy!

Auburn University’s Rural Studio is busy designing incredible (and incredibly) affordable housing for impoverished communities in their home state of Alabama. [fastcoexist]

In case you were looking for a really cool way to spend $40, you can now turn your sketches from the award-winning Paper app into a moleskine book because it’s the future. [architizer]

After a traumatic illness, architect Michael Graves made it his personal mission to create more intuitively designed healthcare spaces and equipment. The results are pretty amazing. [architizer]

It’s been a tough few weeks for modernism as Chicago’s Prentice Hospital faced demolition and Houston voters declined to finance a bond initiative to renovate the “Eighth Wonder of the World” Astrodome. Can the demolition of either of these buildings save modernism? Architect magazine writer Alexandra Lange thinks we’re in need of a Penn Station moment.

File this under crazy-pipe-dreams-that-might-actually-be-feasible. Ready for the final frontier? By 2016, you might just be able to take a hot air balloon into space. [fastcodesign]

Happy reading and happy weekend!