Ned Cramer's Dialogue

  • Time for a Change

    Welcome to the Age of Austerity. The moralizing backlash against the architectural excesses of recent years has already begun.

  • The World is Flat, and a Little Bumpy

    The Western standard of unbridled progress runs counter to China's long cultural history of building on precedent.

  • Prefab is FAB, But Only Half the Battle

    The editor-in-chief explores the implications of prefab housing and design.

  • Pricey Gas is Good for Architecture

    Europeans pay far higher fuel taxes than Americans, and not strictly out of necessity.

  • The Science of Sunshine

    New hospitals exemplify the latest thinking on patient well-being and quality of care as they relate to the physical environment.

  • Eine Kleine Schadenfreude

    Architecture is one of humanity's great forms of cultural expression, but it also fulfills a basic human need: the need for shelter.

  • Netsch is Still an Architect, for Now ...

  • People Who Design Glass Houses …

    Daniel Libeskind sparked a blaze in February, when, during a speech in Belfast, he made the following proclamation: “I won't work for totalitarian regimes. Architects should take a more ethical stance.” So how does the Polish-American architect explain th

  • Professional Celebrities

    It's hard to believe that pay rates are solid amid so much uncertainty.

  • We Know It's Not Pretty

    Stanley Tigerman's new homeless shelter, the Pacific Garden Mission, probably won't win any awards for aesthetics. To be perfectly candid, it's rather spare, if not down right ugly. I think Tigerman would agree. "This



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