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  1. hudson yards
    What Is Going On With This Architect and the Buildings He Fake-Approved?The strange case of Warren L. Schiffman and the Marx Development Group.
  2. street view
    The Morgan Library’s Gilded Age Garden Gets a Glow-upA restoration that looks as rich as it should.
  3. street view
    Two Upscale Developments Offer Two Divergent Futures for the South BronxBrookfield’s Bankside looks to Manhattan; the all-affordable Peninsula aims to raise the standard for locals.
  4. street view
    Finding a Future for Ukraine’s Destroyed CitiesThe country’s planners want to reclaim its independent identity and plan for life after Russian oil.
  5. crypto
    Things Are Going Well in Bitcoin CityA rendering arrives right on time.
  6. 21 questions
    Deborah Berke Wants to Live in the 79th Street Boat BasinThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  7. street view
    Is There Still an Architectural Avant-Garde?If there is, it won’t look like a Zaha Hadid swoop.
  8. 21 questions
    Suchi Reddy Lives Happily in Her 375-Square-Foot Micro-ApartmentThe architect and artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  9. second city
    Chicago Has a Newspaper Architecture Critic AgainLee Bey will write a monthly column for the Chicago Sun-Times.
  10. 21 questions
    Robert A.M. Stern Was Called ‘Yellow Socks’ By George W. BushThe architect, historian, and educator answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  11. architecture
    Pritzker Winner Francis Keré’s Small Buildings Have Things to Teach Big CitiesA lesson from the Pritzker-winning architect: Don’t overlook local materials, no matter how low-tech.
  12. 21 questions
    Dong-Ping Wong Is Proud (and Ashamed) That He Lived in the McKibbin LoftsThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  13. street view
    Can Better Design Redeem the Cruise Ship?Our architecture critic goes to sea.
  14. street view
    The Start-up Aesthetic Defines New York’s Two New Ivy CampusesThey say they want to engage the community, but that outreach is self-limiting.
  15. 21 questions
    Mabel O. Wilson Has Been Collecting Black Plastic Snow Globes for 25 YearsThe historian and designer answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  16. street view
    The Concrete Innovators of Delhi and DhakaA MoMA show devoted to the inventive post-partition architecture of South Asia.
  17. on set
    What Went Into Building The Gilded Age’s 19th-Century New YorkSometimes it’s CGI. Other times it’s a soundstage. And it can also be another city that stands in for the long-lost Upper East Side.
  18. street view
    La Guardia Airport Is No Longer a HellscapeThe new Terminal B: not bad at all!
  19. design edit
    Vintage CorningWare, A Whimsical Windsor Chair, and More Design Picks This WeekPlus a new book about women who changed architecture.
  20. public art watch
    Theaster Gates Is Bringing Part of a Demolished Chicago Church to LondonFor his Serpentine Pavilion commission.
  21. obituary
    Remembering Ricardo Bofill, Architect of Otherworldly Social HousingHis buildings fill dystopic films, but function more colorful utopias for the residents who actually live in them.
  22. design edit
    A Nightlife Residency, Architecture Posters, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, an installation that captures the underwater sounds of New York.
  23. furniture design
    Finally, a Desk for Working ParentsThe Fairfield carrel was designed to help caregivers with young kids in tow better access their local library.
  24. street view
    The Battery Maritime Building Is Beautiful, But It’s No Longer OursA gracious public structure taken mostly private.
  25. street view
    Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial in D.C. Is a Huge AnticlimaxIt somehow tells us less about Ike than it intends to.
  26. streeteries
    The Era of Experimental Streeteries May Soon Be OverBrace yourself for blandmarks.
  27. studio life
    Why Zaha Hadid Architects Switched to Employee OwnershipWhile the news surprised many, the change was apparently a long time coming.
  28. books
    What Will It Take to Design (Actually) Healthy Cities?The Topography of Wellness explores a century of how we’ve gotten it wrong and the resilient systems we need to get it right.
  29. street view
    A Rare Feat: A Tower by a Major Architect That Doesn’t Fight With Its NeighborsAt the corner where J&R Music and Computer World once stood, the condo building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is confident but not loud.
  30. developing
    Architects Agree: The Buildings Around the High Line Are TerribleThe black hole of starchitecture.
  31. architecture
    What Would It Take to Build This ‘Lost’ Eames House?The Eames Office believes a 1950s prefab would be right at home in the 21st century.
  32. 21 questions
    Emmanuel Olunkwa Wants to Redesign New York City WindowsThe new editor of PIN-UP answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  33. los angeles
    The Many Histories of Julia Morgan’s L.A. Herald Examiner BuildingOf gender, labor, media — and now, renewal.
  34. architecture
    Yes, Build the Windowless, Bathroomless Dorm in My BackyardSure, let the dilettante billionaire have a crack at it.
  35. architecture
    Thomas Heatherwick’s High Line Condos Are Just One Idea About Windows, RepeatedThe building is formally inventive but it’s not clear there’s much more there.
  36. reclaiming
    A Landscape Architect Who Loves Ruins and Hates Ruin PornJulie Bargmann just won the first $100,000 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander prize.
  37. cityscape
    What It Takes to Give David Geffen Hall a New SoundA look inside the New York Philharmonic’s home, en route to its new (and, fingers crossed, better) acoustics.
  38. drama
    Trying to Untangle the Princeton Architecture Department DramaPaging Sandra Oh.
  39. architecture
    The Candy-Colored Tudors and Mini Mediterranean Palaces of Queens‘All the Queens Houses’ shows the most diverse borough’s most diverse residences.
  40. architecture review
    Manhattan West Is (a Little Bit) What Hudson Yards Should Have BeenIt’s still a corporate simulacrum of a city, but given the history of such gestures, it’s surprising they got it anywhere close to right.
  41. street view
    A New Arts Compound in East Williamsburg That Draws You InThe Amant arts center faces the city with severity but aims to cosset visitors.
  42. design
    The Pope of GloopFor 60 years, Gaetano Pesce has been preaching the gospel of uncertainty in design. Finally, the world has caught up.
  43. design edit
    Charlie Watts’s Drawings, 58 Cities Named Columbus, and Other Design FindsPlus an exhibition of Push Pin’s posters.
  44. 9/11: 20 years later
    9/11 Gave Us Two Decades of Anxious ArchitectureAfter the attacks, we had a chance to build the downtown that New York deserves. Two decades later, timidity and fear have us hemmed in at every turn.
  45. design edit
    Blobby NFT Chairs, Reinvented Shaker Design, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, a book on the Tokyo Olympic Stadium’s architect, Kengo Kuma.
  46. architecture
    Why Was It So Hard to Sell a House That Promised Eternal Life?The strange Bioscleave House took an even stranger path to find a buyer.
  47. anatomy of a streetery
    A Super-Streetery Comes to KoreatownMaiden Korea riffs on Seoul’s street-food stalls.
  48. good fences
    Spotlighting Flushing’s Ubiquitous Stainless-Steel FencesArtist Anne Wu reflects on an immigrant aesthetic at the Shed.
  49. street view
    A Slice of the SkyThe supertall 111 West 57th is what the ruling class builds for itself.
  50. architecture
    After MoMA, the Black Reconstruction Collective Plots Its Future in ArchitectureIts members talk institutional change, practicing refusal, and what comes next.
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