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  • The Politics of Spanish Architect Andrés Jaque

    The Spanish architect Andrés Jaque is shaping a novel approach to practice, based on lessons from the economic bust.

     
  • Channeling Kahn: Renzo Piano's Addition to the Kimbell Art Museum

    How do you design a new building next to a masterpiece? Piano's addition to Louis Kahn's celebrated museum is a study in careful deference.

     
  • Zumthors two wood-framed houses in Leis, Switzerland, sit perched above a collection of other dwellings. The architect uses the houses as a vacation getaway from his studio and residence about an hour away.

    Discussing the New LACMA Design With Peter Zumthor

    Peter Zumthor is bringing his sizable talents—honed in the Swiss countryside—to Los Angeles with his controversial plan for LACMA. Christopher Hawthorne visits the architect on his home turf.

     
  • A model of Harbor Point inside of the Harbor Point Community Task Force building, in Boston.

    Looking Back at the Success of Harbor Point

    Harbor Point was failed public housing—until it was rebuilt as the nation's first mixed-income community by developer Joe Corcoran and architect Joan Goody. Twenty-five years later, what can we learn from this visionary project?

     
  • A screenprint of the 1966 Century Plaza Hotel, designed by Minoru Yamasaki. Recently threatened with demolition, the building is slated to be restored by the Los Angeles firm Marmol Radziner.

    The Getty's Ambitious New Show Explores L.A. Modernism

    Pacific Standard Time attempts to unravel the complicated architectural legacy of Los Angeles. Is the city of eternal youth finally embracing its past?

     
  • Garratti's School of Ballet in Cuba, which dates to 1961, has sat unfinished for nearly 50 years.

    Defender of the Faith

    Vittorio Garatti’s revolutionary ballet school in Cuba has sat unfinished for nearly 50 years. Now, as Norman Foster prepares for a major renovation, Garatti is trying to preserve his project’s legacy.

     
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    Unbuilt Washington

    The Architect of the Capitol surveys the city of Washington that almost was, in an exhibit at the National Building Museum.

     
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    The Rejection

    A journalist's novelistic take on ground zero doesn't add weight to the debate.

     
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    Dream Deferred

    Felix Salmon on MoMA's "Foreclosed" exhibit: long on art and short on reality.

     
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    Back to the Future

    Koolhaas and Obrist's history of how postwar Japanese Metabolists looked to the future of architecture.

     
 
 
 

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