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Wrecking Ball

A whole lot of people who are not me should have been paying attention a lot sooner.

Notes on the American museum, the natural, and history

On Denise Scott Brown’s inconvenient legacy


New York is a city of exhibitionists. Documentary filmmaker John Wilson is happy to oblige.

Address A Building

The Star Wars–esque modular bathrooms have been kissed by a gentle coat of rust, from their corrugated metal facades to their tinny hand dryers.


Student workers at the University of Michigan head into the summer without a contract.

Ten years of the Architecture Lobby have brought noise, melody, and everything in between.

We’re attached to a dream we’ve been sold but can’t afford.


What stands in the way of creating affordable housing, equitable urban spaces, and an architecture resonant with our climate-sensitive times? Parking policy.

Every work of art is an uncommitted crime. “How to Blow Up a Pipeline” is no different.

Berenice Abbott documented a city that seemed a monument to everything other than what and who had produced it.

  • The Laboratory of the Future, the Eighteenth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, is open through November 26.

Lesley Lokko’s sprawling, dense Biennale asks us to engage different representational languages. It’s a slow burn, but finding new legibility takes a moment.

Two approaches to weighing carbon form.

What do we mean when we call something “Piranesian”?

Architectural impotence at MoMA’s latest

For the poet Charlotte Van den Broeck, the idea of a building is ludicrous, a bottomless vessel filled by an architect’s unslakable longing.

  • Various national pavilions at the Venice Architecture Biennale

A tour through the Venice Biennale National Pavilions

The Financial Times’ architecture and design critic gets his steps in.

Skyline Dispatches

Coney Island — At this year’s Mermaid Parade, homespun fashion transformed hopeful fictions into galvanizing community.
Long Island City — Plus Pool, an imaginary bobbing lido in the East River, is a project for people who want to live somewhere else entirely.
Clinton Hill — In which a plucky group of students surveys Greenland’s energy and water intake systems and extractive infrastructure—and gets stranded in the process
Kenmare Street — Dressed in brightly colored outfits, the chorale belted out beguiling lyrics that entwined such ills as toxic consumerism, climate change, and police brutality.
Morningside Heights — “Aeropolis is a queering territory,” she said, before inviting everyone to become “Aeropolians.”
San Francisco — The Disneyfication of the AIA national’s annual conference
Chelsea — “What we think produces what we make and do.... We are less comfortable thinking about our thoughts and the forms and shapes they take.”
FiDi — “A building with specificity is strangely more flexible,” Ramus said.
Los Angeles — Which side of the Whole Earth Catalog—green capitalism or hippie modernism—was Jaque on?
SoHo — The party spirit that animated this “block party” was only slightly dampened by a didactic art installation.