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Book Review: "One Million Acres & No Zoning": Lars Lerup's Outrageous Encomium to Houston Instructs and Infuriates

This isn't some dryly academic reconfiguration of trendy urban planning theory. I recommend it for the intrepid.

by Norman Weinstein

August 18, 2011

One-on-One: Architecture of Emotion and Place: Interview with Bartholomew Voorsanger, FAIA, MAIBC

The architect's aspiration to create expressive, dynamic spaces is absolutely the key to his work.

by Vladimir Belogolovsky

August 17, 2011

Canopy of Freedom, U.S. Freedom Pavilion, The National World War II Museum, New Orleans (under construction)
(©Voorsanger Architects PC)

Book Review: Talkin' 'Bout (Not) My Generation: Uplifting Gen X Architects Showcase Pragmatic Optimism

In "New York Dozen: Gen X Architects" by architect Michael J. Crosbie, the framing of each architectural firm is extraordinary.

by Norman Weinstein

July 29, 2011

"Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum": Bravura Example of an Architectural Documentary - Wright's Guggenheim Done Right

A look at great architecture as the product of the dance of the designer's intellect in an architectural film that doesn't miss a beat.

by Norman Weinstein

July 22, 2011

The star of “Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum”
(in-D media)

2011 Rudy Bruner Award Winners Offer Innovative Models for Urban Placemaking

This year's winners reflect a common understanding of the critical role that citizens, institutions, and governments play in the creation of successful civic places.

by ArchNewsNow

July 19, 2011

The Bridge
(Charles David Smith)
You Survived: Part 1: Regaining Profitability - and Moving Ahead

Take control of the financial life of your business, uncover hidden revenue streams and new service offerings while charting a more stable course for the future.

by Michael S. Bernard, AIA, and Nancy Kleppel, Assoc. AIA

June 29, 2011

(David R. Tribble)

Book Review: A Shout Out for Leers Weinzapfel Associates: "Made to Measure" - Some Meditations on Rejuvenating Campus Architecture

by Norman Weinstein

June 24, 2011

Poetry as Rescuing Angel: The Angel Island Immigration Station by Architectural Resources Group, Tom Eliot Fisch, and Daniel Quan Design

Angel Island, San Francisco Bay: Long abandoned and near demolition, an important part of American immigration history was saved by writings on the wall.

by ArchNewsNow

June 21, 2011

Immigrants arriving at Angel Island
(Department of Photographic Archives, State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation)

You Survived: Introduction: Your Firm Survived the Recession - Now Foster a Thriving a Practice.

by Michael S. Bernard, AIA, and Nancy Kleppel, Assoc. AIA

June 14, 2011

(David R. Tribble)
Book Review: "Post-Traumatic Urbanism," guest edited by Adrian Lahoud, Charles Rice, and Anthony Burke

A collection of essays highlights the recognizable and unrecognizable shifts and changes in cities following both mad-made and natural disasters.

by Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee

June 10, 2011

Book Review: Diving into Architecture from Every New Angle: Reading Guillevic's "Geometries"

Why an obscure book of French poetry in a flashy translation goes to the heart of every architectural practice.

by Norman Weinstein

June 3, 2011

INSIGHT: Collaboration and Compromise: A Misunderstood Aspect of the Design Process

True collaboration is a symbiosis between the architect's design ideas, a project's setting, and the intentions of its users.

by Peter Gisolfi, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP

June 1, 2011

At the Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY, the south-facing courtyard for play is surrounded by the single-loaded corridor so that the children are easily observed by the staff and other students.
(Robert Mintzes)

Book Review: Wake-up Calls for Color-Challenged Architects: Two recent books point the way to advanced imaginings of color

"Light Color Sound: Sensory Effects in Contemporary Architecture" by Alejandro Bahamon and Ana Maria Alvarez, and "Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay" edited by Matilda McQuaid and Susan Brown

by Norman Weinstein

May 27, 2011

Light Color Sound: Sensory Effects in Contemporary Architecture
Book Review: "Immaterial World: Transparency in Architecture": Marc Kristal crystallizes increasingly complex notions of transparency with a light touch.

Although most of the 25 projects discussed are well-known, they take on additional meaning in this sensitively curated selection.

by Norman Weinstein

March 25, 2011

A Tale of Two Pools: Q&A with Paulett Taggart

It was the sunniest of pools, it was the foggiest of pools, but the architectural approach is similar: there is nothing unnecessary.


March 23, 2011

Top: Sava Pool, San Francisco, by Paulett Taggart Architects in a joint venture with Mark Cavagnero Associates. Bottom: Calistoga Community Pool, Napa Valley, by Paulett Taggart Architects.
(Tim Griffith Photographer (top) / Bruce Damonte Photography (bottom))
One-on-One: Architecture as a Social Instrument: Interview with Bjarke Ingels of BIG

It is not for nothing that this young architect is referred to as the "Yes Man" with a willingness - and ability - to please just about everyone.

by Vladimir Belogolovsky

March 1, 2011

Scala Tower, Copenhagen, Denmark: retail, a conference center, the new Main Library of Copenhagen, offices, a luxury hotel, and a public rooftop plaza
(© BIG)

Book Review: "Visual Planning and the Picuresque" by Nikolaus Pevsner. Edited by Mathew Aitchison

A rediscovered manuscript unveils a portrait of the famed architectural historian as neglected urban designer. His commitment to the picturesque aesthetic for buildings and towns is as urgently needed as ever.

by Norman Weinstein

February 1, 2011

Designers of the Year: An Interview with Verda Alexander and Primo Orpilla of Studio O+A

Today Contract magazine named Verda Alexander and Primo Orpilla of San Francisco's Studio O+A Designers of the Year. We caught up with them in their office before they headed east for the festivities.

by ArchNewsNow

January 28, 2011

KODE retail outlet
(David Wakely)

The Ten Commandments of Architecture

by Jim Childress, FAIA

January 21, 2011

(Centerbrook Architects)
Book Review: How New Urbanism's Case Triumphs Best Through "The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary" by Dhiru A. Thadani

Thadani's oversized reference charms, infuriates, and enlightens.

by Norman Weinstein

January 14, 2011

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