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Book of the Moment: A Forward-Minded Retrospective

On Thursday evening I attended a book launch for Cedric Price Works 1952-2003: A Forward-Minded Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. The event, which took place in MoMA's library, celebrated the release of the huge, two-volume,...Show More Summary

The Big Bend

Gotta love the absurdity of oiio's The Big Bend, a none-too-serious proposal for "the longest building in the world" that happens to look like a synthesis of Rafael Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue and a croquet wicket. [Image: oiio] I'm reminded...Show More Summary

Book Review: Atlas of Another America

Atlas of Another America: An Architectural Fiction by Keith KrumwiedePark Books, 2016Hardcover, 272 pages [All images courtesy of Park Books] Opening this sizable, almost atlas-sized book from Switzerland's Park Books I didn't know what to expect. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #952

Here are some photos of the Municipal Museum Abade Pedrosa and International Contemporary Sculpture Museum (2012) in San Tirso, Portugal, by Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura. (Photographs: José Carlos Melo Dias) To contribute your...Show More Summary

Book Review: 3 Small Books with Big Ideas

Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary by Ronald RaelUniversity of California Press, 2017Flexicover, 200 pagesNetworks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure by Ingrid BurringtonMelville...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #951

Here are some photos of the extension of the Historical Museum Frankfurt (opening fall 2017) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, by LRO Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei. (Photographs: Frank Dinger) 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

Happy 100th, Hell Gate Bridge

The Queens neighborhood of Astoria may have some ugly architecture, but it's got one of the best bridges in all five boroughs. The Hell Gate Bridge, designed by Gustav Lindenthal, was dedicated 100 years ago today. It may not be as famous...Show More Summary

Inside Wang Shu's Studio

The Architect's Studio: Wang Shu - Amateur Architecture Studio is on display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark until 30 April 2017. Head over to World-Architects, where I'm an editor, to read an exhibition review Christian Schittich.

Today's archidose #950

Here are a couple photos of Pieter Stoutjesdijk's Haiti shelter prototype, part of the exhibition Dream Out Loud: Designing for Tomorrow's Demands that was on display the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam last year. (Photographs: Klaas Vermaas)To...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #949

Here are photos of artist Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Rooms at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, as part of their exhibition YAYOI KUSAMA: Infinity Mirrors, on display until May 14, 2017. (Photographs: Mark Andre) To contribute your...Show More Summary

The Way We Live Now

Symposium: March 9th 2017, 2-6pm Benzie Lecture Theatre (403) – Manchester School of Architecture The nature of the home has, over the last generation, radically changed. We are no longer able to live or even desire to live in comfortable three bedroom homes with small gardens and parking for... (more...)

Today's archidose #948: RCR Arquitectes

Today it was announced that Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta of RCR Arquitectes have been selected as the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates. Back in 2012 I featured their La Lira project, when I referred to themShow More Summary

Old+New Book Review: Camilo José Vergara

"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

The Atrium

Dining Hall, Trinity College, Dublin: De Blacam and Meagher       The interior of the Dining Hall at Trinity College in Dublin was severely damaged by fire in 1984. The exterior of the rather neat classical building built in 1760 by Hugh Darley survived relatively unscathed, and much of the... (more...)

Today's archidose #947

Here are some photos of the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC. The building was designed by Philip Johnson and completed in 1963 as the residence of David and Carmen Kreeger. (Photograph: Mark Andre) To contribute your Flickr images for...Show More Summary


Stagecraft: Models and Photos is on display at Columbia GSAPP's Arthur Ross Gallery until March 10th. The show combines models made Kenneth Frampton's students over the years and photos by James Ewing of the same. The latter appear to...Show More Summary

Book Review: Columbia in Manhattanville

Columbia in Manhattanville edited by Caitlin BlanchfieldColumbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2016Paperback, 142 pagesIn October 2016 I went on a press tour of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, one of two buildings designed...Show More Summary


Title: Discharge/Recharge Location: Bergkamen, Germany Former Function: Apartment Block Date: 2013 Architect: Office for Subversive Architecture / Christoph Rodatz Buildings are often taciturn; they can be secretive, reticent and unforthcoming. They can be solid and impenetrable and it can be... (more...)

Today's archidose #946

Here are a few photos of Blob VB3 (2009) at the Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke, Belgium, by dmvA Architecten. (Photograph: Klaas Vermaas)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

AE34: Reclaimed Windows and Doors

Every now and then I come across small buildings that are an assemblage of reclaimed windows and doors fitted together like a game of Tetris. Many are like this glass house in, fittingly, Christiania, Denmark: [Photo: seier+seier] Or...Show More Summary

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