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  • Student Thesis Work at Cornell Exposes the Viscera of Architecture

    Columnist Aaron Betsky attends final reviews at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, and finds the viscera of architecture in student work there reminiscent of the work of Caravaggio.

    ARCHITECT January 21, 2015

     
  • The Economist and the Rules of Suburbia

    Columnist Aaron Betsky finds reasons for hope in the Economist's look at Suburbia.

    Columnist Aaron Betsky finds reasons for hope in the Economist's look at Suburbia.

    ARCHITECT January 12, 2015

     
  • The Best and Worst Architectural Events of 2014

    Aaron Betsky presents 10 lamentable moments and 10 reasons for hope in architecture.

    Columnist Aaron Betsky points to the 10 most lamentable architectural occurrences of 2014, and to ten reasons architecture still has hope.

    ARCHITECT December 30, 2014

     
  • The New York Times Versus Architecture

    Bingler and Pedersen critique the profession in "How to Rebuild Architecture."

    Columnist Aaron Betsky responds to criticisms on the profession from Steven Bingler and Martin C. Pedersen in a recent New York Times opinion piece.

    ARCHITECT December 23, 2014

     
  • Challenging Code Requirements to Effect Urban Change

    Aaron Betsky and Italian architect Francesco Delogu discuss improvements to the built environment, finding that, first and foremost, the rules must change.

    Columnist Aaron Betsky discusses fantasy proposals for a new set of regulations governing architecture with Italian architect Francesco Delogu.

    ARCHITECT December 12, 2014

     
  • Guggenheim Finalists: Meh.

    Columnist Aaron Betsky finds little worthy of celebration in the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition entries.

    Columnist Aaron Betsky finds little worthy of celebration in the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition entries.

    ARCHITECT December 09, 2014

     
 

About the Blogger

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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