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Architecture

  1. reclaiming
    A Landscape Architect Who Loves Ruins and Hates Ruin PornJulie Bargmann just won the first $100,000 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander prize.
  2. 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.
  3. drama
    Trying to Untangle the Princeton Architecture Department DramaPaging Sandra Oh.
  4. architecture
    The Candy-Colored Tudors and Mini Mediterranean Palaces of Queens‘All the Queens Houses’ shows the most diverse borough’s most diverse residences.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. design
    The Pope of GloopFor 60 years, Gaetano Pesce has been preaching the gospel of uncertainty in design. Finally, the world has caught up.
  8. design edit
    Charlie Watts’s Drawings, 58 Cities Named Columbus, and Other Design FindsPlus an exhibition of Push Pin’s posters.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. anatomy of a streetery
    A Super-Streetery Comes to KoreatownMaiden Korea riffs on Seoul’s street-food stalls.
  13. good fences
    Spotlighting Flushing’s Ubiquitous Stainless-Steel FencesArtist Anne Wu reflects on an immigrant aesthetic at the Shed.
  14. street view
    A Slice of the SkyThe supertall 111 West 57th is what the ruling class builds for itself.
  15. architecture
    After MoMA, the Black Reconstruction Collective Plots Its Future in ArchitectureIts members talk institutional change, practicing refusal, and what comes next.
  16. street view
    Look! Books! The Tired Old Mid-Manhattan Library Gets a Sharp New RenovationAn understated top-to-bottom rehab puts open access — and open books — front and center (and a café on the roof).
  17. street view
    Little Island Won Me OverThe tiny public-but-private garden squeezes in a multitude of experiences.
  18. our climate
    What If New York Stopped Knocking Down Buildings?A vast amount of captured carbon would stay where it is.
  19. street view
    Could We Really Get a Good Penn Station?Yet another wisp of hope.
  20. street view
    What Could Governors Island Be?An aquatic botanical garden, a film-set landscape, and more: Four fanciful transformation plans, commissioned by Curbed.
  21. gallery view
    MoMA’s First Show on Race in Architecture Chooses Lofty Ideas Over Pragmatism“Why settle for the probable when we could instead imagine what is possible?”
  22. the covid memorial project
    David Lang Turned Remote Learning Into a SongPart 11 of 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
  23. the covid memorial project
    Weiss/Manfredi Evokes a Doctor’s Trip Through Despair Into LightPart 7 of 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
  24. the covid memorial project
    A Glass Teahouse for All Seasons in a Year of UpheavalPart 3 of 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
  25. the covid memorial project
    Bronze Hands to Commemorate the Barely Seen Delivery WorkerPart 2 of 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
  26. executive reorder
    Call in the Brutalists! Biden Implodes Trump’s Classical Architecture MandateGood riddance to “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.”
  27. forest fantasy
    At Amazon’s HQ2, Pretending to Be Green Takes a Lot of EnergyAll those trees can’t cancel out the costs of growing them on a tower.
  28. street view
    Would You Want to Live in a Mid-Century Office Tower on East 38th Street?We asked an architectural firm to game out a (theoretical) conversion.
  29. preservation watch
    Change Is Coming to the McGraw-Hill Building’s Fantastic Deco Lobby. Or Is It?Preservationists sound the alarm; architects swear they’re not trashing a treasure.
  30. rendering judgment
    The Tower Replacing the Grand Hyatt Is an Absolute BehemothOne more big shadow over Grand Central.
  31. preservation
    L.A. Doesn’t Need to Save Every Unremarkable Little BuildingWhen NIMBYs sneakily invoke nostalgia for something that’s neither old nor architecturally significant, it’s time to say no.
  32. he’s got a new cubicle
    An Architecture Critic Just Won a State Senate Seat in PennsylvaniaThe DSA’s Nikil Saval, former editor-in-chief of n+1, knows his cities.
  33. whut
    Trump Keeps Talking About ‘Tiny Windows,’ And No One Knows What He MeansMake fenestration great again?
  34. street view
    Two New Office Buildings Open, When Nobody’s Going to the OfficeMillions of new square feet. Pretty good architecture. Is anyone going to rent it?
  35. space of the week
    A New Condo Building Steeped in Art Deco TraditionThe Fitzroy, Roman and Williams’s third from-the-ground-up project, reflects the city’s architectural history.
  36. space of the week
    Tour an Apartment in a Stunning New Soho Building10 Sullivan brings a refreshing new silhouette to the neighborhood.