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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

The 'Definitive' Carlo Scarpa

Yesterday the Graham Foundation announced "over $560,000 in new grants to individuals around the world to support 72 innovative projects engaging original ideas in architecture." On my first skimming of the list of exhibitions, film/video/new...Show More Summary

DfPI newsletter #1

Applications for the Masters in Design for Performance & Interaction at IALab have exceeded all expectation and the standard of submissions has been really impressive. We thought in the build up to the new course we’d begin a monthly newsletter and show... Read More

A Peek Inside the Shed

A slideshow of photos from today's hard hat tour of The Shed designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group: And a video of the 100-foot-tall shed in action: The Shed -- it's alive! A post shared by John Hill (@therealarchidose) on May 24, 2017 at 1:21pm PDT The building will open in 2019.

Cards of the Moment

A+T – publisher of books and magazines on public spaces, work places, renovations, and collective housing – has just released 50 Urban Blocks, a "set of cards containing 50 examples of how to design an urban block."Unlike previous titles from a+t, the deck of cards are hypothetical designs rather than specific case studies. Show More Summary

El Helicoide

Head over to World-Architects to read my recap of the small but illuminating El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison exhibition at the Center for Architecture. The show focuses on the El Helicoide building in Caracas, which was built as aShow More Summary

Storefront's ARTIFACTS

On Tuesday, May 23, the Storefront for Art and Architecture is holding its spring benefit, ARTIFACT, at Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan. Storefront will be honoring Denise Scott Brown and Murray Moss, and will be launching New Artifacts, specially commissioned pieces by Adam McEwen, LOT-EK, and Murray Moss with Lobmeyr. Show More Summary


Anish Kapoor's Descension is on display at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1 until September 10th. I visited yesterday and made a short video of it (turn up the volume for best effect):

Today's archidose #964

Here are some of my photos of Pierhouse and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge by Marvel Architects. 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

Reminder: '100 Years, 100 Buildings' Book Talk

On Tuesday, May 23 I'll be giving a book talk at the Skyscraper Museum in Lower Manhattan. The event takes places from 6:30pm to 8pm and is free. Head to the Skyscraper Museum website to reserve a ticket.

Book Review: The Experience of Architecture

The Experience of Architecture by Henry PlummerThames & Hudson, 2016Hardcover, 328 pagesAlthough usually overshadowed by form, material and technique when it comes to books on architecture, experience seems to be making a comeback. Recent...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #963

Here are some photos of the Socio-Cultural Center of Costa Nova (2015) in Costa Nova, Aveiro, Portugal, by ARX Portugal. (Photographs: José Carlos Melo Dias) 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

What Will the OPC Look Like?

Last week the Obama Foundation unveiled the initial design by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) and Interactive Design Architects (IDEA) for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC), located on a portion of Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side. Show More Summary

Hursley at Garvey|Simon

Last Thursday I ventured to Garvey|Simon gallery in Chelsea for the opening of Timothy Hursley: Tainted Lens, which is on display until June 10th. Hursley, who is based in Little Rock, Arkansas, is known to many architects for his documentation of Rural Studio projects as well as works by prominent architects in the South and Midwest. Show More Summary

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