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Tag Archives: Architecture

February 27, 2017
February 26, 2017
Chicago: An Architectural Legacy Worth Celebrating
The Washington Post

Washington has some interesting architecture — monuments and museums, governmental and private office buildings, embassies, and historic and contemporary homes. Still, it hardly has the design cachet of Chicago.

February 23, 2017
February 22, 2017
February 21, 2017
South Africa’s Apocalyptic Skyscraper
The Atlantic

Ponte City, Africa’s tallest apartment block, is a mainstay of movies about the end of the world—but it was once an apartheid-era architectural triumph.

February 20, 2017
The Rise Of Walltecture
Pop Up City

The current political climate is challenging the concept of ‘borders’ and what they look like. The architecture and design communities are responding in different ways, reinventing the idea of a border wall and showing that such a wall could be as much open as it can be closed.

New York’s Vast Flop
New York Review of Books

No urban design project in modern American experience has aroused such high expectations and intense scrutiny as the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site in New York City.

Economic Booms Are Bad For Urban Design
Journal of Urban Design (abstract)

Cash-rich developers looking for a chance to make a quick buck often produce bad architecture and urban design when there are opportunities for making positive changes in the built environment.

February 16, 2017
Krumwiede’s Satirical Jolt For Architecture Publishing
Los Angeles Times

It is that rare thing in architecture: a book of satire. It lays out the history of a place called Freedomland, an imaginary new town that brings together Thomas Jefferson, garden city planner Ebenezer Howard and the back-to-the-land collectivism of 1970s Northern California.

A Conversation With Urban Designer Eran Chen
Archinect

Founded in 2007 by Eran Chen, ODA’s distinctive residential projects seem to ripple and blossom in the urban realm. From housing to libraries to mixed-use structures, ODA’s design philosophy is both socially inclusive and visually compelling. I spoke to Eran Chen about his ideal city.

February 15, 2017
NYC’s Story of the Squats
Urban Omnibus

The story of the squats of the Lower East Side — heroic acts of reoccupying abandoned buildings and violent clashes with the police — are now the stuff of myth and history.

February 14, 2017
L.A.’s 100 Coolest Buildings
Boing Boing

From Spanish-style adobe to Art Deco to Googie to Midcentury Modern to new experimental forms, L.A. is one of the most eclectic cities for architecture. Los Angeles Magazine curated this great list of 100 architectural gems worthy of a visit.

February 13, 2017

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