Office Space
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The Awl Is Looking For A New Office

We have outgrown our current workspace, and our wonderful landlord has outgrown us at the same time as well! Everything comes together for a reason or whatever. So we are on the hunt for an office. If you see something, won't you say something? Hit us at notes@theawl.com.

WHAT Let's say more than 700 (real) square feet, fewer probably than 1500 square feet. (I mean sure we'll do bigger, but it starts to get beyond what we want to spend generally.) We're open to "unconventional" or "non-traditional" or even "ugly" spaces. We're not really interested in shared open spaces: we need to be able to talk to each other [...]

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My Cubicle In The Starchitect's Building

Despite decades of prolific building, 73-year-old Israeli architect Moshe Safdie is still best known for his first project: Habitat 67, the avant-garde housing units constructed for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal. The building’s 354 stacked concrete cubes never revolutionized housing as many thought they would, but Safdie’s groundbreaking vision probed how to maintain pleasant aspects of suburban living, like personal gardens and multi-view windows, in a high-density urban environment. Over 7 million people visited Habitat 67 during the Exposition, which was remarkable since it was a residential project, not an extravagant “White City” like the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.

Nearly half a century after [...]