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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Tag Archives: Architecture

March 6, 2017
Designing New Platforms for the U.S.’s Marginalized Communities
The Architect's Newspaper

The Architectural League’s Emerging Voices series spotlight individuals and firms with distinct design “voices” that can influence the discipline of architecture and urban design. We examine Leong Leong, a new firm that focuses on rebuilding marginalized communities.

March 5, 2017
City Architect Could Bring Harmony to Glasgow Planning
Scotsman

It was once a prestigious civic appointment common in all major cities across the UK. But the role of city architect largely fell from favour in the post-war era as the number of private developments steadily outpaced grand public works.

Google Reviews Latest Designs for CA HQ
Dezeen

Google has presented the latest designs for its new Mountain View office campus, designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studio, ahead of a public hearing next week.

Utah’s Cutting Edge New Prison Design
Deseret News

Scheduled to open near the Salt Lake Airport in 2020, the new 4,000-bed prison will function very differently from the facility it replaces. And while much remains to be determined, the watchwords of “humane” and “normalizing” are guiding the way.

March 2, 2017
March 1, 2017
How Caracas Has Adapted To Everyday Violence
The Guardian

Tall walls, barred windows and armed security are increasingly common in the Venezuelan capital, where more and more Caraqueños avoid going out at night – travelling in convoy if they must leave home after dark.

Architecture’s Highest Honor Goes to a Spanish Trio
Los Angeles Times

In a surprising choice that also seems a pointed response to globalization and the contemporary political climate — Brexit and the election of Trump in particular — three architects from the Catalonia region of Spain have been named the joint winners of the 2017 Pritzker Prize.

February 28, 2017
Portland’s Never-Built Landmarks
OregonLive

New York isn’t the only city with buildings and grand urban plans that never came to pass. Portland has had its share, too — fantastical ideas that would have resulted in a completely different city than the one we know today.

Architecture, Undistracted
The Conversation

Last week it was White Night in Melbourne. Since then, I’ve been thinking about it, and it strikes me that it’s not just the city recast by White Night, there’s something interesting about how architecture is “brought to life” by this event, and other similar ones.

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.

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