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  • BIG's Smithsonian Plan is the Latest Museum Design to Go Underground

    The Smithsonian south campus master plan by Bjarke Ingels Group is the latest museum proposal in a below-grade museum design movement that kicked off roughly 30 years ago.

    Columnist Aaron Betsky argues in favor of plans recently released by Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group for the Smithsonian, which propose sending a slew of programming underground. This proposal is the latest project in a below-grade trend that began roughly 30 years ago with Hans Hollein's design for Museum Abteiberg.

    ARCHITECT November 25, 2014

     
  • The Sublime Myths of Modern Architecture Photography

    Three current exhibitions in London, New York, and Cincinnati show how far architecture photography has expanded from straight documentation.

    Columnist Aaron Betsky examines what three current exhibitions in London, New York, and Cincinnati say about the state of modern architecture photography.

    ARCHITECT November 21, 2014

     
  • Let's Rebuild the American Dream

    The solution to America's housing problems is not to move everyone to urban cores, but instead rethink the suburbs.

    Columnist Aaron Betsky writes that the solution to America's housing problems is not to move everyone to urban cores, but instead rethink the suburbs.

    ARCHITECT November 19, 2014

     
  • The Failing Expansions of the Frick, Whitney, and Harvard Museums

    Columnist Aaron Betsky details the "urban pain" of three museum expansion projects.

    Columnist Aaron Betsky details the "urban pain" of three museum expansion projects.

    ARCHITECT November 14, 2014

     
  • Architects Need to Start Making Nonsense

    Columnist Aaron Betsky argues that architects need to think a little weirder to design better.

    Columnist Aaron Betsky argues that architects need to think a little weirder to design better.

    ARCHITECT November 12, 2014

     
  • The Big Fix for New York That Won't Work, and the Little Fixes That Might

    Aaron Betsky finds frustration in New York's transit infrastructure, and potential salvation in shared-ride models.

    Aaron Betsky finds frustration in New York's transit infrastructure, and potential salvation in shared-ride models.

    ARCHITECT November 03, 2014

     
 

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Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky is a critic and author of more than a dozen books on art, architecture, and design. Trained at Yale as an architect, he served in 2008 as director of the 11th Venice International Architecture Biennale. Aaron worked as a designer for Frank O. Gehry & Associates and Hodgetts + Fung, taught for many years at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and between 1995 and 2001 was curator of architecture and design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. From 2001 to 2006 Aaron was director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam.

 

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