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Heritage Trails NY, 20 Years Later

As an extension of its exhibition, MILLENNIUM: Lower Manhattan in the 1990s, the Skyscraper Museum has launched an update of Heritage Trails New York, a "digital reconstruction [of] a landmark public history project focused on lowerShow More Summary

Today's archidose #991

Here are a couple photos of the Agricultural Rehabilitation Center KRUS "Granit" (1981) in Szklarska Por?ba, Poland, by Stefan Janusz Müller. (Photos: M. M. Czarnecki) 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

Due Spring 2019

Last month I signed the contract for my next book with Prestel, tentatively titled NYC Walking Tours. Due to be released in spring 2019, the book collects eight architectural walking tours (plus two new ones) that I've been giving for...Show More Summary

18 for 2018

Head on over to World-Architects to see which 18 projects I'm looking forward to in 2018.

A305 at CCA

Followers of this blog probably know I like architecture documentaries, such as ACB's informative half-hour features on modern and contemporary buildings. In 2016 I blogged about some overlap between those docs and my book 100 Years, 100 Buildings, but many of them were removed from YouTube after ACB's account was terminated. Show More Summary

Book Review: OfficeUS Manual

OfficeUS Manual edited by Eva Franch, Ana Milja?ki, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Jacob Reidel, Ashley SchaferLars Müller Publishers, 2017Paperback, 288 pagesIn my first job in an architecture office right out of school, one of the first things I was given – before I even had my own desk – was an employee handbook. Show More Summary

AIA's 25-Year Award for 2018 goes to...

...Nada. Zilch. That's right, for the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the AIA is not giving out a Twenty-five Year Award. I learned that news at Architect magazine and then wrote about it for World-Architects, where I couldn't...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #990

Here are a couple photos of the (new-to-me) Sint Rita Church (1966) in Harelbeke, Belgium, by Léon Stynen and Paul De Meyer. (Photos: Lukas Schlatter.) 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

Never Built New York

Earlier this week I finally made it out to the Queens Museum to see Never Built New York. Curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, the exhibition is based on their 2016 book of the same name, with exhibition design by Christian Wassmann. Show More Summary

Meet ED

Archinect is no stranger to print, having produced Bracket every couple years or so since the inaugural issue in 2010. Regardless, Archinect is making a big deal about Ed, the new quarterly print publication it describes as "an experiment...Show More Summary

Vote for Building of the Year

Head on over to American-Architects to vote for Building of the Year 2017. The nearly 50 contenders are culled from the Building of the Week feature that I curate. Voting is online until the end of January with the winner announced in early February.

Today's archidose #989

Here are some photos of the Vauxhall Cross (2005) bus station and transport interchange in Lambeth, London by Arup Associates. (Photos: Artur Salisz.)Although barely twelve years old, last month the Lambeth Council approved plans to demolish the station in favor of "new transport interchange and public realm improvements" designed by 5th Studio. Show More Summary

2017 Highlights

This last post of 2017 looks back as some highlights from this year: books I read and reviewed, exhibitions I saw, buildings I visited, and news I covered. I've tried to limit the list in each category a few of each, and in some cases I've included one item from this year that I've yet to blog about but am looking forward to next year. Show More Summary

Year in Review

It's December so posts here are pretty slim. Soon I'll be adding a post with some of my favorite things -- books, buildings, exhibitions -- from 2017, but in the meantime, here's a link to the Year in Review I did at World-Architect...

Getty Center Turns 20

The Getty Center, designed by Richard Meier, opened to the public on December 12, 1997. I was fortunate to visit the complex in 2003, writing about Robert Irwin's garden on this blog.To celebrate the Getty Center's 20th anniversary, the J. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #988

Here are some photos of the Centro Botín (2017) in Santander, Spain, by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. (Photos: Ximo Michavila.) 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

Book Briefs #32

"Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with two- or three-sentence first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way into my library. These briefs are not full-blown reviews, but they are a way to share more books worthy of attention than can find their way into reviews on this blog. Show More Summary

Glass Tops in Union Square

Over the weekend I was running errands around Union Square and came across the construction site for the renovation of the old Tammany Hall building at the northeast corner of the park. Designed by BKSK Architects, the new project, 44 Union Square East, features a glass dome atop the old building. Show More Summary

Sound in Space

Grabbing my morning pastry today, I noticed an enticing sign on the door of the coffee shop: What struck me just as much as the image and the subject of the exhibition – architecture and photography – is the venue: New York Presbyterian Church. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #987

Here are some photos of La Muralla Roja (1973) in Calpe, Spain, by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. (Photos: Lukas Schlatter, who has more shots of the park in this Flickr set.) 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

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