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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

Book Review: Manual of Section and Vertical Urban Factory

Manual of Section by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, David J. LewisPrinceton Architectural Press, 2016Paperback, 208 pagesVertical Urban Factory by Nina RappaportActar, 2016Hardcover, 460 pagesIt must seem odd to see these two books together in one post. Show More Summary

A Visit to Philip Johnson's Studio

Last week when I visited the Glass House in New Canaan to see Yayoi Kusama's red polka dots on Philip Johnson's iconic building from 1949, I was also able to get my first peek inside his Studio. For a bibliophile like me, it was a real...Show More Summary

More New Metaphor Books

At the end of last year I posted a bunch of holiday gift books found at the then-new site New Metaphor Books, which specializes in rare art and design books. Recently I combed through their Architecture section to highlight ten moreShow More Summary

Architects Building Peace

Last week I reviewed a bunch of recent issues of Boundaries, the magazine by Luca Sampo that is focused on socially committed, humanitarian architecture. Here, I just wanted to give a shoutout to his attempt to create a book, Architects...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #921

Here are some of my photos of Yayoi Kusama's Dots Obsession - Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope installation on display until September 26 at the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. See also my write-up of the installation at World-Architects. Show More Summary

Architects Choosing Biz Cards?

When I saw this spot for Vistaprint business cards recently, immediately I was surprised that the company selected an architect as a professional to sell the service. After all, what architect – after a moment of inspiration involving...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #920

Here are a few photos of the Velodrome and Olympic Swimming Pool (1999) in Berlin, Germany, by Dominique Perrault Architecture. (Photos: Tatsuya Krause)I wrote about this pair of buildings on my weekly page way back in 2000. In November, when the World Architecture Festival takes place in Berlin, I'll finally be able to see the project in person. Show More Summary

Magazine Review: Boundaries 12-17

I've reviewed Boundaries, the Italian-English magazine edited by Luca Sampo, a number of times on this blog. The last time was in April 2015, more than one year ago, so now seems like a good time to highlight the most recent issues.Show More Summary

Today's archidose #919

Here are some photos of the Kagawa Prefectural Government Office (1958) in Kagawa, Japan, by Kenzo Tange. (Photos: Tatsuya Krause)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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