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  • New York City and the Growth of the Circus

    Strangely enough, the rise of New York City as a cultural capital paralleled the growth of the popularity of the American circus. More than 200 objects and images documenting the big top in the Big Apple are on display at the Bard Graduate Center through Feb. 3.

     
  • An Atlas for Architecture

    Map-based infographics in a new world architecture atlas from Phaidon provide a unique picture of the population, climatic, geopolitical, and architect-migration patterns that affected architecture trends over the last 20 years.

     
  • Hank Schubart's Residences Bring Warmth to the Pacific Northwest

    The life and works of Bay Area modern architect Hank Schubart Jr., whose timber-clad residences in the Pacific Northwest capitalize on the region's dramatic views, are captured in a new book.

     
  • The Spotlight Shines Brighter on Latin American Architecture

    A new exhibit at Aedes Berlin presents the best of Chilean architecture from the last 20 years. Through Dec. 2.

     
  • Zaha Hadid's Parametric Installation at SCI-Arc

    A new installation by Zaha Hadid at SCI-Arc tests the relationship between architectural intent, engineering logistics, and fabrication constraints.

     
  • Tatzu Nishi Moves Columbus Statue Indoors

    Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi has enclosed his latest sculpture-victim: New York's statue of Columbus. The statue appears as a centerpiece on a coffee table in a surreal living-room setting.

     
  • Esto Gallery: Esto Editions at the BSA

    An exhibition in the BSA Space, a public gallery at the new Boston Society of Architects headquarters, shows a collection of architectural photographs from the Esto photo house.

     
  • George Nakashima and the Roots of Live-Edge Furniture

    He's known for being one of the fathers of the American Craft movement, but midcentury modern designer George Nakashima should also get credit for promoting the beauty of sustainable, found objects such as live-edge furniture.

     
  • The Architecture of Gangnam Style

    As the world gets smaller and smaller, what we find is not necessarily homogenization, but rather, a look that's not of our time or of this world. Oddly enough, it's a video by the group Psy that Aaron Betsky finds exemplifies this trend.

     
  • Three Centuries of Educating an Architect

    The first comprehensive history of North American architecture education looks back at where architecture came from to help us understand where it is headed.

     
  • Massimo Scolari Sees Alternate Ways of Representing Objects

    Our way of representing form in drawings—central projection—belies our ideology and philosophy about the world. But Massimo Scolari reminds us of the other perspectives that have come and gone throughout history.

     
  • Sun Seeker App, For Tracking Solar Patterns On Site

    Overlays of sun paths on camera views allow for informed on-site solar modeling, thanks to an app by an Australian app company.

     
  • An L.A. Exhibit Finds New Ways that Eero Saarinen Contributed to Design

    Midcentury master Eero Saarinen is known for designing Dulles International Airport, the Tulip Chair, and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. But the curator of an exhibit at the Architecture and Design Museum finds that he also designed the workflow chart during World War II.

     
  • Peter Eisenman Talks About His Exhibit at Yale

    Architect Peter Eisenman talks to ARCHITECT about his 10 years of research into Andrea Palladio, and how he intends to reinterpret the 16th-century master.

     
  • High-Fashion Restaurants Around the World

    If the hole-in-the-wall restaurant at the end of the street is your scene, then a new book on cool restaurants is probably not for you. But for the customer looking for dining digs where architecture and design come first, you might consider starting here.

     
  • Rare View of 1753 English Landmark Under Construction Up for Auction

    What would become the background for the 2012 beach volleyball portion of the London Olympic Games is only under construction in an 18th-century painting. It can be yours for €2 to €3 million ($2.6 to $3.9 million) on Oct. 17.

     
  • 'Why Design' Shorts Explore Designers' Creative Processes

    Design often means stepping outside of the office—when surfing—or thinking outside of the box—when thinking of design as great food. See design through designers' eyes in a film series by Herman Miller.

     
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to Become Giant Harp

    String Theory Productions makes buildings sing by turning architecture into musical instruments. See the group turn the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts into a harp this weekend.

     
  • Architects Leave Cuba for First Time, New York Exhibit

    The result of a six-week residency in Vermont for two up-and-coming Cuban architects—there on their first trip out of Cuba—is now on exhibit in New York. It's co-curated by architect Ricardo Porro of Cuban National Art Schools fame.

     
  • Frank Furness, Philadelphia's Architect and Mentor to Louis Sullivan

    On the 100th anniversary of his death, architect Frank Furness gets a revival of recognition for designing hundreds of Philadelphia's buildings—and for influencing Louis Sullivan. The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts an exhibition that focuses on Furness's relationship with his protégée.

     
 
 
 

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