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What Did YOU Do on My Summer Break?

This blog is going on a mini summer vacation for a couple weeks, so I'm highlighting a handful of architectural events taking place in New York City in that time – with one a nice scenic drive up north. If you don't see anything of interest,...Show More Summary

Book Review: Allan Wexler: Absurd Thinking

Allan Wexler: Absurd Thinking-Between Art and Design edited by Ashley Simone "with the close collaboration of Ellen Wexler"Lars Miller Publishers, 2017Hardcover, 296 pagesI first became acquainted with the architectural art of Allan Wexler in 2009 – well, maybe it was earlier, but that was the first time I wrote about it on this blog. Show More Summary

Listening to Wright

With all of the Frank Lloyd Wright 150th anniversary brouhaha, there's plenty of Wright to read and to look at. But what about listening? To fill that apparent void, head over to 99% Invisible and check out a couple episodes from February...Show More Summary

Diane Lewis Memorial

A memorial for architect and educator Diane Lewis, who died on May 2 at the age of 65, will be held on Monday, June 26, in the Guggenheim Museum's Lewis Theater. A reception will follow at the Burden Mansion.An RSVP is necessary, so email to confirm attendance and receive further details.

Review: Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

Head on over to World-Architects to read my review of MoMA's Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive.

Folding Fallingwater

Yesterday an advance copy of Mark Hagan-Guirey's Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models: 14 Kirigami Buildings to Cut and Fold arrived in the mail. It was a pleasant surprise.So today I couldn't help but try one of the projects, even though it's been a while since I've wielded an X-acto knife. Show More Summary

Book Review: ITALOMODERN 1 & 2

ITALOMODERN 1: Architecture in Northern Italy 1946–1976 by Martin and Werner FeiersignerPark Books, 2016Paperback, 352 pagesITALOMODERN 2: Architecture in Northern Italy 1946–1976 by Martin and Werner FeiersignerPark Books, 2016Paperback,...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #968

Here are some photos of The Sequential Roof (2016) at the Arch_Tec_Lab of the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) in Zurich by Gramazio Kohler Research. (Photographs: Trevor Patt) 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

A Peek at 'Frank Lloyd Wright at 150'

Next week I'll be putting together a review of MoMA's Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, but in the meantime here is a slideshow of my photos of the exhibition from a press preview yesterday, the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth.

So You Want to Learn About: Frank Lloyd Wright

The "So You Want to Learn About" series highlights books focused on a particular theme: think "socially responsible architecture" and "phenomenology," rather than broad themes like "housing" or "theory." Therefore the series aims toShow More Summary

Book Review: An Organic Architecture

An Organic Architecture: The Architecture of Democracy by Frank Lloyd WrightLund Humphries, 2017Hardcover, 104 pagesI should start by stating that I'm not a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's writing. In my 2009 review of Robert Twombly's Frank Lloyd Wright: Essential Texts, I wrote that "the texts are far from readable... Show More Summary

Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday Celebration at the Guggenheim

On June 8, 2017, from 10 am–5:45 pm, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth "through a series of activities related to the architect’s masterwork: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum." Admission to the museum will be reduced to, appropriately enough, $1.50. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #967

Thursday, June 8, 2017, is the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth. To celebrate the architect and his buildings, my posts this week are devoted to Wright. To start, here are some photos by Ximo Michavila of the V. C. Morris Gift Shop (1948) in San Francisco. Show More Summary

Camilo José Vergara's 'Other Shinola'

A couple months ago I reviewed Camilo José Vergara's latest book, Detroit Is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City of the Industrial Age, which presents the photographer's ongoing documentation of the city, particularly overlooked areas that haven't changed for the better. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #966

Here are some of my photos of renovations recently completed at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Midtown Manhattan by Diller Scofidion + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. For more on the project, read my piece at World-Architects.New...Show More Summary

Old+New Book Review: Wang Shu

Wang Shu Amateur Architecture Studio edited by Michael Juul Holm, Kjeld Kjeldsen, Mette KallehaugeLouisiana Museum of Modern Art/Lars Müller Publishers, 2017Hardcover, 240 pagesWang Shu: Imagining the House by Wang ShuLars Müller Publishers, 2012Paperback, 168 pagesLike their buildings, books on Wang Shu and Amateur Architecture Studio are a rarity. Show More Summary

Summer 2017 Walking Tours

I have four architectural walking tours in June and July. Click on the links below to purchase tickets from the 92Y.Saturday, June 3, 11am - 1:30pmThe High Line and Its EnvironsWalk the 1.5-mile-long elevated park from tip to tip, learning...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #965

Here are some photos of the Cascara Bridges at the Madrid Rio project in Madrid, Spain, by MRIO Arquitectos (Burgos & Garrido, Porras La Casta, and Rubio & A?lvarez-Sala) and West 8. The concrete bridges feature mosaics by artist Daniel Canogar. Show More Summary

Amazon's Bricks and Mortar

Earlier today I decided to check out the new Amazon Books, which opened a few days ago. The bricks-and-mortar version of the online powerhouse is located in Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. The store makes its presence known only...Show More Summary

Book Review: MAS Context 30-31: Bilbao

MAS Context 30-31: BilbaoEdited by Iker GilSpring 2017, 456 pagesThe year 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry's contribution to the Bilbao effect. Contribution is an important word...Show More Summary

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