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Coloring Book of the Moment

I'll admit I have a love-hate attitude toward the trend of coloring books geared toward grown-ups. Although I like coloring books, even for adults (the mix of patience, concentration, relaxation, and mind/hand skill is beneficial) their...Show More Summary

Old+New Book Review: Architecture in Austria

"Old + New" is a new series that pairs two books: one old and one new. Most of the reviews on this blog are fairly recent titles sent to me by publishers, but I wanted to expand the reviews to include older books from my library. ToShow More Summary

Today's archidose #938

Here are a handful of photos of the Campus North Residential Commons and the Frank and Laura Baker Dining Commons (2016) in Chicago, Illinois, by Studio Gang Architects. (Photographed by Trevor Patt) To contribute your Flickr imagesShow More Summary

Dance x Digital Arts

Dance x Digital Arts is the inaugural event of the Performance Interactions Lecture Series held by Bartlett’s new master programme: M.Arch Design for Performance & Interaction. It will explore the intersection between dance, art & technology with talks from digital artists Memo... Read More

Planning for a Distant Future

A couple nights ago I watched the PBS documentary Containment, a sobering look at the practicalities and uncertainties of dealing with nuclear waste. The film bounces back and forth between a few places around the world – a nuclear weapon...Show More Summary

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Mies in London

This looks promising: the REAL Foundation has gained exclusive access to the long-inaccessible and unpublished archive of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's unbuilt Mansion House in London, and they're planning on publishing the first-ever book on the project, Mies in London. Show More Summary

Book Review: Architectural Guide Berlin

Architectural Guide Berlin by Dominik SchendelDOM Publishers, 2016Paperback, 192 pagesIn November last year I traveled to Berlin to cover the World Architecture Festival (WAF) for World-Architects (some highlights are here). Previously...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #937

Here are some photos of The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in World War II (2016) in Markowa, Poland, by Nizio Design International. (Photographed by Piotr Krajewski)To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Vote for Building of the Year

At American-Architects – the U.S. platform of World-Architects – I oversee the Building of the Week feature. As in past years, the beginning of the year entails voting for the "Building of the Year" from the year before. So click here or on the image below to browse through the projects and vote for your favorite. Voting ends on January 31, 2017.

Today's archidose #936

Here are some photos of Shanghai Tower (2016) in Shanghai, China, by Gensler. (Photographed by Fernando Herrera) To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Top 5 of 2016, 5/5: Favorite Books

To wrap up this calendar year, I'm doing a week of posts that look back at other posts during 2016. This last one lists my six (five was too difficult) favorite books that I reviewed or "briefed" in 2016. Note that while these booksShow More Summary

Top 5 of 2016, 4/5: Favorite Exhibitions

To wrap up this calendar year, I'm doing a week of posts that look back at other posts during 2016. Here are the five best exhibitions (all, it happens, in New York City) that I saw and wrote about in 2016.GARDEN CITY | MEGA CITY atShow More Summary

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

Two days after Xmas architect Eero Saarinen is getting the American Masters treatment, when PBS premieres Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future. If Wikipedia is accurate, this is the sixth time the series has profiled an architect; he follows episodes on Charles and Ray Eames (2011), R. Show More Summary

Top 5 of 2016, 3/5: Most Popular W-A Posts

To wrap up this calendar year, I'm doing a week of posts that look back at other posts during 2016. Here are the five most visited posts at the World-Architects Daily News, where I'm editor in chief.'XXX' in Times SquareTower with Photovoltaic...Show More Summary

December column for Builder & Developer now posted online

My column for the December 2016 issue of Builder and Developer magazine is now posted online.For this issue, entitled "2016 in Review: Continued Recovery from The Great Recession," I reviewed the current state of the U.S. economy and what we can expect in 2017.An excerpt: U.S. Show More Summary

Top 5 of 2016, 2/5: Most Popular Photo Posts

To wrap up this calendar year, I'm doing a week of posts that look back at other posts during 2016. Here are the five most visited "Today's archidose" posts. Click the links to see more photos of each project and for photographer credits.#912,...Show More Summary

Top 5 of 2016, 1/5: Most Popular Posts

To wrap up this calendar year, I'm doing a week of posts that look back at other posts. To start, here are the five most visited posts in 2016.My 18 Favorite Instagrammers - June 18 - 6,065 clicksApple's Big Curved Glass - March 11 -...Show More Summary

A Look Ahead to 2017: Higher Interest Rates and Tight Housing Inventory

As recently as early November, most economists were working on their forecasts assuming things would remain much the same under a Clinton Administration. However, given the stunning Electoral College victory of Donald J. Trump – perhaps...Show More Summary

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