|06/15/2013||An Intriguing Wrightian Space on the Oklahoma Prairie|
In April, I was sitting in a delightful duplex apartment in Bartlesville, Okla. If things had gone differently, it would have been one of the most prestigious addresses in Washington, known for its "designed by Frank Lloyd Wright" pedigree and, for those lucky enough to get inside, as a place endowed with a magical ambience.
|06/17/2013||Gensler Looks to Itself for Redesigned Offices|
When Gensler employees attended a grand opening party in June for their newly renovated offices in downtown Washington, Jeff Barber said he heard one refrain over and over again from his colleagues.
|06/16/2013||Beyond N.Y.C., Other Cities Are Adapting to Climate Change|
BONN, Germany - From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming.
|06/12/2013||Houston's Menil Collection Hires Michael Van Valkenburgh to Expand Campus|
June 12--In a small but significant step toward realizing the master plan it unveiled in 2009, the Menil Collection has hired Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates to enhance and expand the 30-acre campus' verdant landscape.
|06/15/2013||Le Corbusier as a Force for Nature?|
June 15--NEW YORK -- It's easy to imagine that "Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes," a vast, dense and beautifully installed new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, began as a kind of parlor game.
|06/17/2013||The People's Critic: Michael Kimmelman's War on Madison Square Garden|
Madison Square Garden, the scene of sporting triumphs and architectural atrocity, now faces a death sentence.
|06/13/2013||Pasadena Negotiating to Convert Julia Morgan YWCA into Boutique Hotel|
June 13--Pasadena officials are negotiating a proposal to convert the city's long-vacant former YWCA building into a 150-room boutique hotel, the city has announced.
|06/12/2013||Germany Launches Building of Berlin Palace Replica|
BERLIN - Germany launched construction of a partial replica of a Prussian palace in the heart of Berlin on Wednesday, embarking on a delayed and often-criticized 590 million-euro ($783 million) project to recreate a building dynamited by East Germany's communist rulers.
|06/08/2013||Santiago Calatrava Fined 3.3 Million|
His supporters hail him as a 21st-century heir to the genius of Gaud and yet Santiago Calatrava's career has been plagued by controversy and acrimony.
|06/03/2013||One Step Behind the Bulldozers: Where Some See a Piece of NYC History, Others Envision a New High-rise|
Where some see a piece of city history, others envision a new high-rise.
|06/12/2013||Cranbrook Highlights Detroit's Midcentury Marvels|
June 12--We often think of the 1920s as Detroit's Golden Era of great architecture.
|06/11/2013||Bloomberg Proposes Levees, Removable Walls to Protect NYC in $20 Billion Plan|
NEW YORK - Removable floodwalls would be erected in lower Manhattan, and levees, gates and other defenses would be built elsewhere around the city under a nearly $20 billion plan proposed Tuesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to protect New York from storms and the effects of global warming.
|06/09/2013||Phyllis Richman: Answering Harvards Question About My Personal Life, 52 Years Later|
Dear William A. Doebele Jr.,
|06/10/2013||Southeast States Fight LEED Over Local Wood Requirements|
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A building supplier phoned Pollard Lumber Co. about providing wood for a large government construction project in Georgia, but the deal broke down over a single question about how the family-owned sawmill has committed itself to environmentally friendly practices.
|06/09/2013||Commentary: The National Mall, Urban Room or Sculpture Garden?|
Is the Mall an urban room
|06/10/2013||Report: Fourth of NYC Could Be Flood Zone by 2050s|
NEW YORK -- By the 2050s, more than 800,000 New York City residents could be living in a flood zone that would cover a quarter of the city's land and New Yorkers could sweat out as many 90-degree (32-Celsiu) days as is now normal for Birmingham, Alabama, as effects of global warming take hold, a scientists' group convened by the city says.
|06/06/2013||Post-Bubble, Former Hirshhorn Director Envisions "Tech Tent"|
June 06--Some bubbles are harder to burst than others.
|06/06/2013||Developer Has Big Plans for Dated Macy's Plaza in Downtown L.A.|
June 06--It was hailed as a crowning achievement for Los Angeles in the early 1970s -- an indoor shopping mall that filled an entire downtown block and also boasted a plush hotel and a high-rise office building.
|05/10/2013||Commentary: Resistance is Fertile|
Our cities tell the tale of architects' relationship with resistance .
|06/06/2013||Scholars Back Quotes at Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial|
WASHINGTON - Three historians are recommending the use of passages from key speeches by President Dwight D. Eisenhower - including his message to troops during the D-Day invasion - to help represent the 34th president in a planned memorial in the nation's capital.
|06/06/2013||St. Paul Artist Plans to Build Replica of Marcel Breuer House, Then Burn It|
June 06--In a warehouse above a big-box furniture store off Interstate 94 in St. Paul, there's a house being built.
|06/01/2013||Getting It Rijk|
IN AN ARCHITECTURAL TRANSFORMATION THAT HAS TAKEN SOME IO YEARS, THE NATIONAL TREASURE THAT IS THE NETHERLANDS RIJKSMUSEUM IN AMSTERDAM HAS REOPENED.
|06/01/2013||Frank Gehry Back in MOCA Architecture Show, Coaxed by Thom Mayne|
June 01--This post has been corrected.
|06/02/2013||Los Angeles County Museum's Future Unfurls in Peter Zumthor Design|
June 02--Imagine you are heading east on Wilshire Boulevard, in a car or on foot.
|05/01/2013||Honoring and Dishonoring Le Corbusier|
We inhabit buildings but are also inhabited by them.