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'Architecture Books' Opens at Storefront

In September last year I attended the Storefront for Art and Architecture\'s Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052 at the Cooper Un...
19-06-2018 22:00

Milstein Center Nears Completion

This week I\'m busy with, among other things, preparing for a "critic\'s tour" of Barnard College and Columbia University that I\'ll be giving during ...
13-06-2018 22:03

Transport and Climate Change

Every time I fly ? which amounts to three or four round trips per year ? I think about how much fuel planes use to transport people and/or goods from ...
11-06-2018 22:05

Book Review: Cook's Camden

Cook\'s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing by Mark SwenartonLund Humphries, 2017Hardcover, 328 pagesBack at the end of 1999 I took a trip with my fa...
10-06-2018 21:59

Book Briefs #36: Biennale Publications

"Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way into my library. The...
07-06-2018 21:57

Biennale Slideshow

Below is a slideshow of 234 photos from my trip to Venice last month for the 2018 Biennale. The photos move from the International Architecture Exhibi...
07-06-2018 21:57

My Venice Biennale A-Z

Last month I went to Venice for the Vernissage of the Venice Architecture Biennale. I\'ve been covering it for World-Architects (the output of myself ...
05-06-2018 21:57

Reporting from Venice

I\'m heading to Venice to catch the Vernissage of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and cover it for World-Architects. In turn, this blog will tak...
21-05-2018 21:59

Book Review: Exhibiting the Postmodern

Exhibiting the Postmodern: The 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale by Léa-Catherine SzackaMarsilio, 2017Paperback, 264 pagesOne week from today the 2018...
19-05-2018 21:57

Film Review: The Proposal

Late last month, in a post about dancers at Casa Luis Barragán, I mentioned seeing and reviewing Jill Magid\'s The Proposal. I saw the documentary at ...
17-05-2018 22:01

Today's archidose #1004

Here are some photos of Tencent Seafront Towers (2018) in Shenzhen, China, by NBBJ. (Photographs: Fernando Herrera)To contribute your Flickr images...
16-05-2018 21:57

RIP Will Alsop

Over the weekend architect Will Alsop died at the age of 70 after a short illness. I\'d written about a couple of his notable buildings on this blog: ...
14-05-2018 22:02

Today's archidose #1003

Here are some photos of Manna House (2014) in Los Angeles by Jeremy Levine Design. (Photographs: Tom Bonner)To contribute your Flickr images for cons...
14-05-2018 22:02

Book Review: Revisiting Postmodernism

Revisiting Postmodernism by Sir Terry Farrell and Adam Nathaniel FurmanRIBA Publishing, 2017Paperback, 200 pagesAn architect would need to have been a...
09-05-2018 22:01

Today's archidose #1002: '100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs'

Although it\'s been more than a few months since my last book, 100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs, came out last fall, I\'d yet to put together a "Today...
08-05-2018 22:01

Drawing Matters

Today Morpholio launched "Smart Fill" for its popular TracePro app for iOS. With it came the short video below, with architects talking about why draw...
08-05-2018 22:01
06-05-2018 22:02

Architects and Birdies

"Pole vaulting in the chapel, bicycling in the laundromat, sky diving in the elevator shaft"" Might Bernard Tschumi have also asked, "Badminton in Rud...
05-05-2018 21:59

Mark Yr Calendars: Designing Water

I just learned about Designing Water, a two-day symposium organized by the American Academy in Rome and Longwood Gardens, and taking place at the latt...
04-05-2018 21:55

Today's archidose #1001

Here are some photos of Summer House in Tisvildeleje, Denmark, by Gehrdt Bornebusch. (Photographs: Flemming Ibsen, who has more in photos of the archi...
01-05-2018 22:01

A Sculpture Garden Next to the High Line

On Saturday I gave an architectural walking tour of the High Line, the first time I\'d given the tour since the fall. Since development along the elev...
01-05-2018 22:01

Book Review: Las Torres De Ciudad Satélite

Las Torres de Ciudad Satélite by Fernando González GortázarArquine, 2014Paperback, 176 pagesI picked up this book in June 2016 after coming across it ...
27-04-2018 21:57

Dancing with Barragán

The timing of this is too good to pass up. Yesterday NOWNESS posted a film by Andres Arochi in which dancers move in slow motion about Luis Barragán\...
25-04-2018 22:00

Curious Minds

Seeing this photos of MUMA Architects\' community center in Cambridge, England, via today\'s Dezeen Daily...[Photo: Alan Williams]...I couldn\'t help...
25-04-2018 22:00

Old+New Book Review: Paul Shepheard

What Is Architecture" An Essay on Landscapes, Buildings, and Machines by Paul ShepheardMIT Press, 1994Paperback, 132 pagesBuildings: Between Living Ti...
23-04-2018 22:01

Of Architecture and Pelicans

Somehow, in the course of reading email, checking Twitter and doing other things on the computer when I got to work this morning, I got off on the tan...
19-04-2018 21:58

Building Tall in Manhattan, eVolo Style

While four honorable mentions in the eVolo 2018 Skyscraper Competition are focused on Manhattan, only one comes close to approaching a traditional sky...
18-04-2018 22:06

Book Briefs #35: Better Late Than Never

"Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with two- or three-sentence first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way int...
17-04-2018 21:55

A305 Complete

The Canadian Centre for Architecture has just wrapped up posting the series A305, aka "History of Architecture and Design 1890-1939," on its YouTube c...
16-04-2018 21:56


Last summer I visited Crystal Bridges of American Art in Bentonville, in Northwest Arkansas, but I didn\'t get around to processing my photographs unt...
12-04-2018 22:00

Are You the Next Eva"

Recently the Storefront for Art and Architecture\'s Executive Director and Chief Curator Eva Franch i Gilabert was appointed Director of the Architect...
11-04-2018 22:01

Book Review: The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion by Interboro Partners (Tobias Armborst, Daniel D?Oca, Georgeen Theodore)Actar, 2017Hardcover, 460 pagesBack in 20...
09-04-2018 22:00

Mies, Sitting and Smoking

Every architect knows this famous photo of a famous architect:[Mies in his Chicago apartment, 1964, photographed by Werner Blaser]Lately I\'ve noticed...
06-04-2018 22:00

On Arakawa + Gins

Last Friday, Columbia GSAPP opened Arakawa and Madeline Gins: Eternal Gradient at the Arthur Ross Gallery, the same day it convened a conference ? Enc...
05-04-2018 22:03

Book Briefs #34

"Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with two- or three-sentence first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way int...
05-04-2018 22:03


If you\'re like me, when you travel you consult MIMOA, the user-generated website that functions as a guide to modern architecture. The website is par...
03-04-2018 22:00

Eternal Gradient

Last night I attended a preview of the new exhibition at Columbia GSAPP\'s Arthur Ross Gallery, Arakawa and Gins: Eternal Gradient. The exhibition ope...
30-03-2018 22:01

AIA Guide to New York City, 50 Years Later

Last week I happened upon and bought a first printing of the AIA Guide to New York City. Edited by Norval White and Elliot Willensky, the guide was fi...
29-03-2018 22:05

Today's archidose #1000

Here are some photos of San Cataldo Cemetery (1971) in Modena, Italy, by Aldo Rossi with Gianni Braghieri. (Photographs: Trevor Patt, who has many mor...
26-03-2018 22:03

Stephen Shore's "Uncommon Places" Today

Over at World-Architects I did a write-up of Image Building, an exhibition that opened last weekend at the Parrish Art Museum. Some of my favorite ima...
23-03-2018 22:05

Map Review: Concrete Chicago Map

Concrete Map Chicago edited by Iker GilBlue Crow Media, 2018Double-sided, 16.54 x 23.39 inchesThink "Chicago architecture" and most likely concrete do...
22-03-2018 22:03

Nice Adaptive Reuse

Yesterday, a nice pool struck my fancy. Today it\'s this adaptive reuse project: a creamery in Buenos Aires.According to Hitzig Militello Arquitectos...
21-03-2018 22:05

Nice Pool

Earlier today I was posting a project to World-Architects ? L\'Accostée House by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes ? and was particularly taken with ...
20-03-2018 22:06

Today's archidose #999

Here are some photos of Art Museum & Library, Ota (2017) in Gunma, Japan by akihisa hirata architecture office. (Photographs: Ken Lee)To contribute yo...
19-03-2018 22:04

Archidose[dot]org Update

Just some URL news: Yesterday was the last day for my URL. I\'d had some issues with my webhost in recent years, and it got to the point...
19-03-2018 22:04

Book of the Moment: Castelvecchio

One of the highlights of a semester spent in Italy nearly 25 years ago was a visit to Carlo Scarpa\'s Castelvecchio in Verona, Italy. With that, I\'m ...
15-03-2018 22:03
14-03-2018 22:02

Today's archidose #998

Here are some photos of Città de Sole (2016) in Rome, Italy, by Labics. (Photographs: Trevor Patt)To contribute your Flickr images for consideration,...
13-03-2018 22:01

Book Review: Empire, State & Building

Empire, State & Building by Kiel MoeActar, 2017Hardcover, 264 pagesExactly four weeks ago, news broke that JPMorgan Chase would be tearing down its 5...
12-03-2018 22:02

Today's archidose #997

Yesterday, Balkrishna Doshi was named the 2018 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. So today I\'m posting photos of a few of his projects, all...
08-03-2018 22:00

'Other' Wins 2018 Pritkzer

"Other" being Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi and a reference to my recent poll on guessing the winner of the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Dosh...
07-03-2018 22:00

2018 Pritzker Prize Poll

The Pritzker Architecture Prize website is indicating that the announcement of the 2018 laureate will happen on Wednesday, March 7 ? 10am EST to be pr...
23-02-2018 21:58

Renovating NYPL

[Rendering of new 40th Street entrance | Image: Mecanoo/Beyer Blinder Belle]Curious about Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle\'s design for the renovation...
22-02-2018 21:55

Mark Your Calendars: Arakawa + Gins

On March 30, Columbia GSAPP is hosting a conference and opening an exhibition, both pertaining to Arakawa and Madeline Gins. Details are below.[Critic...
21-02-2018 21:57

Mark Your Calendars, Updated

Way back in February 2015 I posted a heads up on three exhibitions coming to the Parrish Art Museum ? that barn-shaped building designed by Herzog & ...
19-02-2018 21:58

The Projective Drawing

This morning I stopped by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York to check out The Projective Drawing, a new exhibition curated by Brett Littman with ten...
16-02-2018 22:00

Today's archidose #996

Here are a few photos of GLASS (2015) in Miami Beach, Florida, by Rene Gonzalez Architect. (Photos: Maciek Lulko)To contribute your Flickr images for ...
15-02-2018 21:54

Book Review: John Vinci: Life and Landmarks

John Vinci: Life and Landmarks by Robert Sharoff, William ZbarenNorthwestern University Press, 2017Hardcover, 272 pagesBeing a preservation architect...
14-02-2018 21:57

Today's archidose #995

Here are a few photos of House Van Wassenhove (1974) in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium, by Juliaan Lampens. (Photos: Lukas Schlatter)A post shared by Luk...
13-02-2018 21:59

Book Review: Neighbourhood: Where Álvaro meets Aldo

Neighbourhood: Where Álvaro meets Aldo edited by Nuno Grande, Roberto CremascoliHatje Cantz, 2017Paperback, 208 pagesOf the many countries that parti...
10-02-2018 21:56

Book Review: Built Unbuilt

Built Unbuilt by Julien De Smedt and Julien LanooFrame Publishers, 2017Paperback, 328 pagesBack in 2011, when I reviewed JDS Architects\' Agenda: Can ...
06-02-2018 21:58

Today's archidose #994

Here are some photos of La città lineare per Santa Croce (1969) by Zziggurat (Alberto Breschi, Roberto Pecchioli) from ...
05-02-2018 21:59

Window to the Heart

Window to the Heart is on display at Father Duffy Square in Times Square until February 28, 2018....
03-02-2018 21:57

Candela in Chicago

From January 19 to March 3, Félix Candela\'s Concrete Shells: An Engineered Architecture for México and Chicago is on display in Gallery 400 at the Un...
01-02-2018 22:01

Book Review: Krueck + Sexton: From There to Here

Krueck + Sexton: From There to Here by Krueck + Sexton Architects; introduction by John Morris DixonImages Publishing, 2017Hardcover, 272 pagesI\'m ...
31-01-2018 22:01

Richard Ingersoll at urbanNext

Although I\'ve spent very little time at urbanNext ? a project by Actar aimed at "expanding architecture to rethink cities" ? recently I found myself ...
30-01-2018 21:58

Today's archidose #993

Here are some photos of Broward County Library (1984) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by Robert Gatje. (Photos: Maciek Lulko)To contribute your Flickr im...
30-01-2018 21:58

Exhibition Review: Never Built New York

As posted previously, earlier this year I visited Queens Museum to see Never Built New York, curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin. This week I final...
26-01-2018 22:01

Today's archidose #992

Here are some photos of the Hayward and De Breyne Building at Keble College (1977) at the University of Oxford by Ahrends, Burton and Koralek. (Photo...
24-01-2018 22:02

Book Briefs #33: Imminent Commons + 3

"Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with two- or three-sentence first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way int...
23-01-2018 21:59

Book Review: MONU #27

MONU #27 - Small UrbanismReviewed by Claudia ConsonniWhen reading MONU?s issue #27 on Small Urbanism, the exhibition Italy: The New Domestic Landscape...
23-01-2018 21:59

Closing Soon

A trio of exhibitions I visited last week: three of them are closing within the next week, while the third one closes next month. All are worth the ef...
21-01-2018 22:10

Book Review: Green Heart Marina One Singapore

Green Heart Marina One Singapore?Architecture for Tropical Cities by ingenhoven architectsAedes Architecture Forum, 2017Paperback, 124 pagesWhile in B...
18-01-2018 22:00

Heritage Trails NY, 20 Years Later

As an extension of its exhibition, MILLENNIUM: Lower Manhattan in the 1990s, the Skyscraper Museum has launched an update of Heritage Trails New York...
17-01-2018 22:01

Today's archidose #991

Here are a couple photos of the Agricultural Rehabilitation Center KRUS "Granit" (1981) in Szklarska Por?ba, Poland, by Stefan Janusz Müller. (Photos:...
16-01-2018 22:02

Due Spring 2019

Last month I signed the contract for my next book with Prestel, tentatively titled NYC Walking Tours. Due to be released in spring 2019, the book coll...
14-01-2018 21:59

18 for 2018

Head on over to World-Architects to see which 18 projects I\'m looking forward to in 2018....
12-01-2018 22:00

A305 at CCA

Followers of this blog probably know I like architecture documentaries, such as ACB\'s informative half-hour features on modern and contemporary build...
11-01-2018 21:59

Book Review: OfficeUS Manual

OfficeUS Manual edited by Eva Franch, Ana Milja?ki, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Jacob Reidel, Ashley SchaferLars Müller Publishers, 2017Paperback, 288 p...
10-01-2018 22:04

AIA's 25-Year Award for 2018 goes to...

...Nada. Zilch. That\'s right, for the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the AIA is not giving out a Twenty-five Year Award. I learned that ne...
09-01-2018 22:03

Today's archidose #990

Here are a couple photos of the (new-to-me) Sint Rita Church (1966) in Harelbeke, Belgium, by Léon Stynen and Paul De Meyer. (Photos: Lukas Schlatter...
08-01-2018 22:05

Never Built New York

Earlier this week I finally made it out to the Queens Museum to see Never Built New York. Curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, the exhibition is bas...
05-01-2018 22:01

Meet ED

Archinect is no stranger to print, having produced Bracket every couple years or so since the inaugural issue in 2010. Regardless, Archinect is makin...
05-01-2018 22:01

Today's archidose #989

Here are some photos of the Vauxhall Cross (2005) bus station and transport interchange in Lambeth, London by Arup Associates. (Photos: Artur Salisz....
02-01-2018 21:59

2017 Highlights

This last post of 2017 looks back as some highlights from this year: books I read and reviewed, exhibitions I saw, buildings I visited, and news I cov...
20-12-2017 21:57

Year in Review

It\'s December so posts here are pretty slim. Soon I\'ll be adding a post with some of my favorite things -- books, buildings, exhibitions -- from 201...
15-12-2017 21:57

Getty Center Turns 20

The Getty Center, designed by Richard Meier, opened to the public on December 12, 1997. I was fortunate to visit the complex in 2003, writing about Ro...
13-12-2017 21:55

Today's archidose #988

Here are some photos of the Centro Botín (2017) in Santander, Spain, by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. (Photos: Ximo Michavila.)To contribute your...
11-12-2017 21:55

Book Briefs #32

"Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with two- or three-sentence first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way int...
08-12-2017 21:53

Glass Tops in Union Square

Over the weekend I was running errands around Union Square and came across the construction site for the renovation of the old Tammany Hall building a...
06-12-2017 22:00

Sound in Space

Grabbing my morning pastry today, I noticed an enticing sign on the door of the coffee shop:What struck me just as much as the image and the subject o...
05-12-2017 21:52

Today's archidose #987

Here are some photos of La Muralla Roja (1973) in Calpe, Spain, by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura . (Photos: Lukas Schlatter, who has more ...
04-12-2017 21:54

Old+New Book Review: Complete Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid: The Complete Buildings and ProjectsRizzoli, 1998Paperback, 176 pages The Complete Zaha Hadid, Expanded and UpdatedThames & Hudson, 2017Har...
04-12-2017 21:54

Book Review: 100 Buildings

100 Buildings on Amazon today, the "What other items do customers buy after viewing this item"" section lists one book: mine. This isn\'t surprising,...
30-11-2017 21:54

Today's archidose #986

Here are some photos of Bishan?Ang Mo Kio Park (2012) in Singapore by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl. (Photos: Trevor Patt, who has more shots of the par...
29-11-2017 21:56

Disappointment in Berlin

One of the buildings I went out of my way to visit on a recent trip to Berlin was Dominique Perrault\'s Velodrome and Swimming Pool, a project I wrote...
28-11-2017 19:59

2017 Holiday Gift Books

This year I\'m highlighting 33 books by the same number of publishers, arranged alphabetically by publisher ? from A+A to Zone. Titles and covers link...
22-11-2017 21:37

A Library Lined with Books (Updated)

Recently MVRDV, with the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute, completed the Tianjin Binhai Library, a "cultural center featuring a luminous s...
21-11-2017 21:39

Back from Berlin

Last week I was in Berlin covering the World Architecture Festival (WAF) for World-Architects. I had a little bit of free time to venture about the ci...
21-11-2017 21:36

In Berlin

Posts on this blog will resume next week. In the meantime, head to World-Architects to ...
16-11-2017 21:35

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