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HUD has tried to paint a picture nationwide that they are out there providing all the money and tools and administrative context, and the local agencies just aren’t getting it done.That’s sort of the perception they’ll try to sell to you, and I don’t think that’s accurate.

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Tag Archives: Architecture

August 22, 2017
August 21, 2017
The Striking Temporary Palaces of Burning Man

When it comes to where to sleep, creativity is encouraged and, in recent years, Burning Man has garnered press for the weird and wild architecture that inhabits the desert for one week only.

August 20, 2017
Columbus, IN, Renews Its Big Design Legacy
New York Times

Columbus, Indiana has an unusual depth of remarkable modern, postmodern and contemporary architecture, making it one of America’s most design-sophisticated communities. And its coming back.

Seattle Transit Station Gets New Art, Architecture
Huffington Post

A 100-foot descent into a light rail transit station at the University of Washington might have been just an ordinary experience. But thanks to a collaboration between Seattle’s LMN Architects and artist Leo Saul Berk, it’s a magical means of traveling to and from a train.

Building High for Successful Cities
The Australian

When Carol Willis began to study skyscrapers, they were not considered proper architectural history. But as cities around the world grapple with increasing urbanisation, her thoughts on the shape of successful urban environments are in high demand.

August 17, 2017
Why Architects Should Care About Public Health
Huffington Post

While architects have long recognized the importance of human health — including physical, mental, and social well-being — as part of their mission, implementation sometimes reflects a spirit of compliance more than of aspiration.

August 16, 2017
August 14, 2017
August 13, 2017
The Hong Kong Window Ledge
Brandon Donnelly

In Hong Kong, you’re allowed to deduct certain projecting windows from your calculation of Gross Floor Area. The result being a proliferation of these projecting window ledges all across the city.

August 9, 2017
The Architect, the Red Scare and the House That Disappeared
New York Times

J. Edgar Hoover once called Ain the most dangerous architect in America. His body of work includes many homes in and around L.A., as well as Community Homes Cooperative, an unrealized development from the 1940s that caught the attention of F.B.I. informants.

August 8, 2017
August 7, 2017
August 3, 2017
Impact of Hip Hop on Urban Architecture
Good Magazine

From Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five rapping in their 1982 classic “New York New York” about “Staring at a skyscraper reaching into heaven / When over in the ghetto I’m livin’ in hell,” to Jay Z rhyming on 2017’s “Marcy Me” that “I’m from Marcy Houses, where the boys die by the thousand,” hip-hop […]

August 1, 2017
Dutch Architect a Role Model for Grassroots Urbanism
Cities Today

In 2009, Amsterdam was preoccupied with managing the economic crisis, so it was soon clear to Saskia Beer that the urban change she envisioned would need to be initiated bottom up “together with all the local stakeholders”.

July 30, 2017
The New Architectural Awards and the City
Journal of Urban Design (abstract)

This paper uses a qualitative discourse analysis of crowdsourced architecture awards, such as ArchDaily’s Building of the Year, to show how hierarchies of recognition are flattening, becoming more transnational and increasingly democratic.

July 27, 2017
Has Any City Ever Planned for Love?
Urban Omnibus

From the start, How to Look at a City embraces the spirit of the city it examines. Eugene Raskin, as Master of Ceremonies, opens the film strumming a guitar and singing the ditty How Ya Gonna Keep ‘em Down on the Farm. Of course he does.

S.F. Development Will Turn Subway Vent into Public Sculpture
The Architects' Newspaper

A forthcoming mixed-use affordable housing development by David Baker Architects (DBA), Kennerly Architecture and Planning, and CMG Landscape Architecture aims to bring 579 new units to a complicated site in San Francisco’s South of Market district.


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