Table of Contents October 2007
In Michigan, Kulapat Yantrasast of why architecture designs what is set to be the nation's first LEED-certified art museum.
In 1816, Lord Byron left his home in England and, after traveling through Belgium and Switzerland, eventually made his way to Italy, where he encountered, among other things, the Roman Colosseum. “A ruin—yet what ruin!” he wrote in the fourth canto of the long poem “Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.” It...
The most unloved—yet most necessary—of urban structures is turning up in some unusual and ambitious new guises.
The Golden Gate Bridge is now in the middle of a $471 million seismic retrofit aimed at making it as safe and strong as possible—that is, better able to move with and dissipate seismic forces—without changing its appearance at all.
Unconventional and outsize, architectural burial site concepts could indicate a new trend
40 percent say cars and trucks are primary cause; only 7 percent correctly identify built environment
News briefs from around the world of architecture.
Shrugging off controversy, architect discusses his latest high-profile commission
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