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Architecture

  1. cityscape
    Columbia U. Tries to Welcome the Neighbors — and Keeps Them at Arm’s LengthThe Manhattanville campus is simultaneously open and remote.
  2. out of office
    A Stylish Travel Guide to Mexico CityFrom a New York City expat with great taste, Abby Clawson Low.
  3. cityscape
    Newark’s Revival Is Finally Real. So Is Its Latest Problem.“We’ve been down so long we have to get it right,” one observer says.
  4. space of the week
    A New Condo Building Steeped in Art Deco TraditionThe Fitzroy, Roman and Williams’s third from-the-ground-up project, reflects the city’s architectural history.
  5. 13 New York Buildings That Stick Out Like Sore ThumbsThe ultramodernist brownstones, teeny townhouses, and Japanese pagodas that aren’t like their neighbors.
  6. architecture
    The MoMA’s Tribute to Yugoslavia’s ‘Concrete Utopia’ Is a RevelationThis hugely ambitious show portrays an idiosyncratic, multiethnic, and open postwar society that propelled itself into the industrial age with brio.
  7. the urbanist: london
    Now and Then: Two Ways to Experience the Architecture of LondonThis is an old city, and over the millennia has been built on top of itself by generations, each bringing with it its own design ideals.
  8. Superhuman City: A Walk Through Hudson YardsHudson Yards, a mega-neighborhood built from scratch, comes into view.
  9. This Time, a Much More Promising Attempt to Fix the FrickA plan that looks far subtler and less invasive than its predecessors.
  10. the urbanist: san francisco
    The Architecture Buff’s Guide to San FranciscoA construction boom is underway and it’s driven by tech dollars. These are the buildings you need to know.
  11. How Can It Take 15 Years and $32 Million to Build a Neighborhood Library?We’re getting better public buildings, but not without a big downside.
  12. women at work
    What Would a World Designed by Women Look Like?As more women rise to power in the architecture world, we’re starting to find out.
  13. sexual harassment
    Creator of Sh*tty Architecture Men List Wants to Make Sexual Predators Afraid“I became acutely aware that my gender and my youth and my looks and charm were instrumental to the development of my career.”
  14. The Case for the (Non-Harassing, Worth the Trouble) Creative GeniusWe don’t want more James Levines. But how about more Zaha Hadids?
  15. The Turrets of New York — and the People Who Inhabit ThemA survey of the city’s tiny medieval towers on the Upper West Side, in Crown Heights, and on Staten Island.
  16. A Stage Full of Starchitects Debates the State of the IndustryBillie Tsien, Robert A.M. Stern, and Daniel Libeskind talk about museums as malls, architecture as performance, and who will design the Trump library.
  17. The Megamall–Hotel–Condo–Concert Hall That Ate New York CityTime Warner Center and the West Side it made.
  18. 9 Top Architects Share Their Dream Projects to Improve (or Save) New York CityNorman Foster, Charles Renfro, Rafael Viñoly, and David Rockwell have big ideas.
  19. Casting a Skeptical Eye on the AT&T Building RenovationRipping off a lot of the granite skin is not the answer to the problems afflicting 550 Madison Avenue.
  20. gallery
    See How Africa Changed Contemporary DesignA new exhibit showcases more than 120 artists, designers, and entrepreneurs.
  21. shelf improvement
    This Is the Most Calming Book I’ve Ever ReadFinding zen in A Pattern Language, a radical architecture book from the ’70s.
  22. The Over-the-Top Plans for Redoing Geffen Hall Are History. Good.The $500 million–plus plan to squeeze a new building into the shell would have been a disaster.
  23. New Plans for the Domino Sugar Complex, RevealedA first look at Vishaan Chakrabarti’s plans for the former Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg.
  24. The Views (Real and Virtual) From Cornell TechRoosevelt Island’s new campus looks out at the city and beyond.
  25. A Basic Device Can Prevent a Barcelona-Style Attack. Why Not Use It More?Bollards, strategically deployed, can foil terrorist techniques.
  26. The Strange State of New York’s Street-Level Retail StorefrontsThey’re experiencing a combination of withering and supersizing that could have a powerful effect on a city that has always been shaped by shopping.
  27. From Alligator Shoes to Whole Foods: Watching One Harlem Corner Over 28 YearsA photographic history of gentrification at 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.
  28. I Went to a Concert With a Basement Full of Dead People and Loved ItIn the crypt, architectural and musical pleasure converge.
  29. When Culture Feels Like O’Hare: On the Shed and the Giant-Sizing of MoMAGiant-sizing our culture.
  30. Fancy Prisons for Billionaires Are Reshaping the Manhattan SkylineTo be sure, the inmates of levitating dungeons like 432 Park and 56 Leonard believe they are being pampered.
  31. Are American Cities in Crisis?In his new book, longtime urban optimist Richard Florida appears worried.
  32. A Portrait of I. M. Pei at (Nearly) 100Having conquered modernism, he moved beyond it to etch his legacy into the past century.
  33. Behold the Next New Astor PlaceIt survived riots and punks. How about low-key plazas and cute NYU kids?
  34. Imagining a Wooden SkylineA new miracle building material that could change the way skyscrapers are designed.
  35. the urbanist
    The Rise of the Franken­mansionMegahouses smack in the heart of the city are sprouting up all over the globe. And they’re not all built for Russian oligarchs.
  36. Watch: This Beautiful Vertical Forest Is Sparking Projects Around the WorldThe buildings are covered in thousands of trees.
  37. Renzo Piano Gives Columbia University the Best Dull Building in TownA visit to the university’s new Greene Center.
  38. preservation
    The Art Historian Trying to Save Venice From Being Killed by Cruise ShipsA talk with the author of If Venice Dies.
  39. To Honor Jane Jacobs’s Vision, We Need More Planning, Not LessA pair of new books reminds us to look at her streetscape with clear eyes.
  40. tech and design 2016
    This Solar-Powered Desert House Is Confronting Climate Change in ArizonaAn ecowonder in the middle of the southwest.
  41. Is One Vanderbilt the 1,400-Foot-Tall Building We Need?More than token gestures toward the public.
  42. These Tepee-Shaped Buildings Were Designed to Be a Pop-up Nursing Home in JapanThere’s even a pool.
  43. The Nat’l Museum of African American History and Culture Is Gorgeous, ReductiveA frankly beautiful building tries to streamline a sprawling, messy narrative.
  44. The Urban Designer Who Brought Whimsy to London Is Turning His Eye to New YorkThomas Heatherwick is the Willy Wonka of Hudson Yards.
  45. the industry
    John Cho Is Starring in a New Movie About Modern ArchitectureIt’s called Columbus.
  46. Can We Get Development in Bushwick Right?At the Rheingold site, ODA tries to balance the needs and wants of rich and poor alike.
  47. gallery
    Retro Architecture Has Never Looked This ZenPhotographs from the book Julius Shulman: Modernism Rediscovered.
  48. How to Ruin Governors Island’s Great New ParkFinal decisions lie ahead.
  49. Fill Your House With Microbes and Live With an Animal, Say Yale ResearchersBacteria are good for you. At least some of them.
  50. Los Angeles Is Now Home to a 1,000-Foot-High Glass SlideDon’t look down.
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