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Blog 1 year ago
Today's archidose #1015

Today's archidose #1015 Here are some photos of Serpentine Pavilion 2018 by Frida Escobedo, on display in London's Kensington Gardens until October...

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The Lower Manhattan Skyline, with & without the Twin Towers

The Lower Manhattan Skyline, with & without the Twin Towers On Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Skyscraper Museum is...

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Toward a Concrete Utopia

Toward a Concrete Utopia Head on over to World-Architects to read my piece on Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980,...

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How StreetEasy Sees Contemporary Architecture

How StreetEasy Sees Contemporary Architecture If you've ridden the NYC subway at all in 2018, you've probably seen the StreetEasy ads that entice...

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BIG's ORB

BIG's ORB Earlier this summer, BIG's Jakob Lange launched an Indiegogo campaign for the ORB, a giant reflective art piece planned for Burning Man....

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Today's archidose #1014

Today's archidose #1014 Here are a couple photos of Red Cross Volunteer House (2017) in Copenhagen, Denmark, by COBO. (Photographs by Ken Lee.) To...

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Today's archidose #1013

Today's archidose #1013 Here are some photos of Sky SOHO (2014) in Shanghai, China, by Zaha Hadid Architects. (Photographs by Fernando Herrera.) To...

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Book Briefs #37

Book Briefs #37 "Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way...

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Idyllic Gehry

Idyllic Gehry On Saturday, Thomas Kahn-kade (@robyniko) posted a string of his "Thomas Kinkade + Modernism mashups" to Twitter. Here is one of...

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Today's archidose #1012

Today's archidose #1012 Here are some more photos from my recent summer road trip: the new Museum at Gateway Arch (2018) in St. Louis, Missouri, by...

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Book Review: Pictures of the Floating Microcosm

Book Review: Pictures of the Floating Microcosm Pictures of the Floating Microcosm: New Representations of Japanese Architecture by Olivier Meystre...

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Today's archidose #1011

Today's archidose #1011 Here are some more photos from my recent Great Plains road trip, two buildings in Southeastern Wyoming: H. H. Richardson's...

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Today's archidose #1010

Today's archidose #1010 Here are some photos of the thyssenkrupp Test Tower Rottweil (2017) in Rottweil, Germany, by Werner Sobek and Helmut Jahn. ...

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Today's archidose #1009

Today's archidose #1009 Here are some of my photos of Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design (2017) in Manhattan,...

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Summer Break

Summer Break It's time to get out into nature and enjoy the summer. So this blog is going on break for a couple weeks. See you in August! Summer Break

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Book Review: Sun Path House and Other Cosmic Architectures

Book Review: Sun Path House and Other Cosmic Architectures Sun Path House and Other Cosmic Architectures by Christian Wassmann Koenig Books, 2017...

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Ecological Living Module at the UN

Ecological Living Module at the UN This morning I visited the United Nations to see the Ecological Living Unit. The "tiny house," which was...

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Today's archidose #1008

Today's archidose #1008 Here's a photo of the Amager Resource Center (2017) in Copenhagen, Denmark, by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. The photo, by...

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Rosario Candela, Sutton Place, and 'Elegance in the Sky'

Rosario Candela, Sutton Place, and 'Elegance in the Sky' [All photos by John Hill, unless noted otherwise] Although the 57th Street tour I've given...

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Today's archidose #1007

Today's archidose #1007 Here are some photos of the SWEETS hotel Wiegbrug (2017) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, by Space&Matter. The larger SWEETS...

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Hard Hat Tour: The Forum

Hard Hat Tour: The Forum Set to open in September, The Forum is third building to open on Columbia University's Manhattanville Campus. Designed by...

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Today's archidose #1006

Today's archidose #1006 Here are some photos of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill (20018) at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts,...

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Piet Oudolf's 'Five Seasons'

Piet Oudolf's 'Five Seasons' Last month I caught Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf at IFC Center, when director Thomas Piper and his subject...

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AB and FOOD

AB and FOOD Although I've lived in Astoria, Queens, for twelve years and worked in nearby Long Island City for a few years, I'd never been to...

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Hiding and Seeking at MoMA PS1

Hiding and Seeking at MoMA PS1 Dream the Combine's 2018 YAP-winning Hide & Seek opened today at MoMA PS1. I work a few blocks away, so I went there...

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Today's archidose #1005

Today's archidose #1005 Here is a photo of Frank Gehry's LUMA Arles under construction in Arles, France. (Photo: Jacqueline Poggi) See also Today's...

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Hunters Point South Park Phase 2

Hunters Point South Park Phase 2 I'm still catching up on things after the AIA Conference on Architecture last week and a walking tour over the...

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Storefront's Empty Bookshelves

Storefront's Empty Bookshelves I'm still swamped with the AIA Conference on Architecture being in town this week, so here's something to tide...

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'Architecture Books' Opens at Storefront

'Architecture Books' Opens at Storefront In September last year I attended the Storefront for Art and Architecture's Architecture Books / Yet to be...

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Milstein Center Nears Completion

Milstein Center Nears Completion This week I'm busy with, among other things, preparing for a "critic's tour" of Barnard College and Columbia...

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