Barbie’s Dreamhouse and the architecture of controversy

Could the horizons be broader for architecture unions?

A self-described Renaissance man wrestles with the legacy of his former Bushwick abode.

The city’s planned deprivation of public toilets is the original hostile architecture.

ArchiPAC, the AIA’s campaign donation lobbying arm, spreads its dollars to both sides.

Getting to know City Island’s paper of record

Any future for Penn Station must make use (and reuse) of its past.

Think about the climate crisis long enough, and the problem appears so vast as to be unthinkable. And yet, that’s what we must do.

Wrecking Ball

Why would you put someone who didn’t think art was very good in charge of designing an art museum?


Dan Graham’s quirks were the stuff of legend. They’re also key to appreciating his artworks.

The Forest reads like a heady and roving literary essay, whose forays into art and environment have a “blink and you’ll miss it” quality to them.

In his latest treatise, Pier Vittorio Aureli frames architectural production as a stand-in for the much larger and more complex system of economic production as a whole. The problems start there.

Rafael Herrin-Ferri’s guidebook to Queens’ polymorphous saltboxes, shotguns, and McMansions is a romp through New York’s “global village.”

The most striking thing about A. V. Marraccini’s new book on criticism is not that it is personal, or even intimate—it’s that it is, against all odds, uncynical.

  • Various architectural exhibitions in 2023

In a time of multiple crises and an increased understanding of architecture’s complicity in spatial injustice, what and who is an architectural exhibition for?

Newly reissued, The Ideal Communist City presents an abstract dreamworld whose contemporary relevance is questionable, to say the least.


EAST HAMPTONS — “It’s like a prison,” Renfro said. “A really pretty prison.”
ZOOM — “I wouldn’t care to live on the top of such a fragile flagpole.”
Kenmare Street — Cecilia Vicuña and Ricardo Gallo arrived at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in the late afternoon and wordlessly took their positions on a makeshift stage.
FiDi — Joshua Citarella, an artist and connoisseur of the esoteric corners of the internet, had convened a young and engaged crowd at Fulton Street project space Dunkunsthalle.
East River — Here we were, two strangers standing a few feet apart on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, taking in a classic New York moment.
West Village — D. Smith’s admission that she cut the film using iMovie elicited a ripple of sympathetic laughter inside the IFC Center.
Morningside Heights — “I was born in a year no cars were produced in America,” the artist Chip Lord said in a talk at Columbia GSAPP.
Zoom — “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It” might have been a more fitting title for the Skyscraper Museum’s public lecture, “The Future of the Past on Park Avenue: Lever House and the Waldorf Astoria,” held online this Tuesday.
Zoom — “You have to have a photographer’s eye to see the things that will kill ‘a historic’ shot”
Lower East Side — “We live in a culture of marketing and things for sale. Critics are on the periphery of that culture,” Hawthorne said.