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October Hiatus

This and my other two blogs are taking a break for the rest of October so I can focus on wrapping up my next book, which is due to the publisher at the beginning of November. I'm sure you, my dear readers, can manage to keep yourselves busy with the rest of the Internet between now and November. Show More Summary

Mark Yr Calendars: Exhibition Models at GSAPP

On Friday, November 11, Columbia GSAPP is hosting Exhibition Models, a conference not on physical, architectural models, but on "new curatorial practices, scholarship, and institutional experiments that are redefining the agency of architecture...Show More Summary

A Burglar’s Guide to TV

I’m finally back from several weeks of travel and wanted to post some recent news I was particularly thrilled about: my book, A Burglar’s Guide to the City, is being developed for television by CBS Studios. From Variety: The drama, which...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #926

Here are some photos of the Drieburcht Multi Sport (2013) in Wagnerplein, Tilburg, Netherlands, by VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism, with drawings by Jean-Luc Moerman. (Photographs: Klaas Vermaas)To contribute your Flickr images for...Show More Summary

5 OHNY Picks

The 2016 Open House New York (OHNY) weekend is just over a week away. The list of the 275+ participating sites for the 2016 OHNY Weekend was released on Wednesday (PDF link). Below are a handful of the sites – one per borough – that stand out to me. Show More Summary

YTAA Shortlist

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have announced the 30 shortlisted projects competing for the inaugural Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA).Head over to World-Architects to read my post on the YTAA and see the 30 shortlisted projects.

Book Briefs #27

"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 my daily or weekly pages. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #925

Here are some photos of the Mosaic Tile Museum (2016) in Tajimi, Japan, by Terunobu Fujimori. (Photographs: Ken Lee) 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

Inside Holl's Hunters Point Library

Yesterday Queens Library held a topping-out ceremony at the Hunters Point Community Library in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the library is set to open in summer 2016, seven years after it was unveiled. Show More Summary

Making The Palimpsest

In the spring of 2016, we learned that our studio space and large portions of its neighborhood would be demolished for the construction of the High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project. After hearing about the controversy surrounding the community engagement practices... Read More

Sarotis Making Of

This post is about the proceedure behind the making of “Sarotis Experimental Prosthesis” as a technical investigation and “Sarotis; Wearable Futures” short film as an advanced prosthetic study. Following is a video to give you the large image of the... Read More


From September 28 to October 2, the Architecture and Design Film Festival is taking place in New York City.I haven't seen any of this years 30+ films, but based on what I know and have heard, these sound the most promising: Bowlingtreff...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #924

Here are a couple photos of the Young Workers' Hostel (2015) by Stéphane Maupin, part of the Entrepôt Macdonald in Paris. (Photographs: Julianoz Photographies) 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 Review: Austere Gardens and Treacherous Transparencies

Austere Gardens: Thoughts on Landscape, Restraint, & Attending by Marc TreibORO Editions, 2016Paperback, 108 pagesTreacherous Transparencies by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de MeuronActar/IITAC Press, 2016Hardcover, 96 pagesDoes architectural...Show More Summary

New tutors joining the Lab

We’re very pleased to announce the arrival of three new tutors to the Interactive Architecture Lab team. Everyone of them brings a unique set of skills and industry and arts practice experience. Its going to be thrilling to see how... Read More

Mark Yr Calendars: Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture at 50

To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Robert Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, MoMA and the University of Pennsylvania are holding a three-day symposium taking place from November 10th to 12th in New York and Philadelphia. Show More Summary

Calatrava Back in Zurich

Today Santiago Calatrava unveiled a new office building for Zurich:[All images via Haus Zum Falken]Fans of the architect/engineer/artist may recognize his earlier Stadelhofen rail station on the left, with its steel canopy visible in the image above. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #923

The Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens opened on the campus of Tenshinzan Shinshoji temple in the hills of Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture on September 11, 2016. Here are some photos of the museum's KOHTEI Art Pavilion by artist Kohei Nawa. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #922: '100 Years, 100 Buildings'

My new book, 100 Years, 100 Buildings, is coming out on October 6. The book features, as the title indicates, 100 buildings built over the last 100 years, with the gimmick that there is only one building per year based on completion or some other important milestone. Show More Summary

Event: Video games and architecture

24 October 2016 at the Museum of London – Director of the Interactive Architecture Lab, Ruairi Glynn, will be joined by Dr Diane Carr (UCL), Nic Clear (Greenwich University), Usman Haque (Umbrellium) and Ed Mascarenhas to discuss Video games and... Read More

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