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  1. You Are Where You Live
    Essay

    You Are Where You Live

    The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived need: what we think about when we are at our hungriest, our most grasping, our most insecure. Like the...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    02.27.11

  2. Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
    A Great Idea

    Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

    Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.08.11

  3. Yasuaki Onoda of ArchiAid
    Interviews

    Yasuaki Onoda of ArchiAid

    Architect as emergency response worker: that’s the concept behind ArchiAid, an organization founded after Japan’s March 11th tsunami and earthquake that aims to help revive the battered...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    09.20.11

  4. Witold Rybczynski: Makeshift Metropolis
    Books

    Witold Rybczynski: Makeshift Metropolis

    Witold Rybczynski has been called  “architecture’s voice in the world of letters” by The Weekly Standard. He writes about design and planning for The New York Times, the...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    01.01.11

  5. Witness Half a Decade of Urban Change in Google Street View
    Superstructure

    Witness Half a Decade of Urban Change in Google Street View

    Last week, Google Maps released a new feature to Street View, making it possible to cycle through archived versions of the 360 panoramas. In addition to hours of amusement, this new form of virtual...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    05.02.14

  6. What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview
    Latest

    What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview

    After Hurricane Sandy brought New York City’s precarious coastline to the forefront of the city’s collective attention last year, heads turned toward the design community and their proposed...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.26.13

  7. We're Not in Kansas Anymore
    City Guide

    We're Not in Kansas Anymore

    On May 4, 2007, Greensburg, Kansas, was wiped off the map. An EF5 tornado ravaged the small town of 1,400 residents, destroying or severely damaging 95 percent of the city. Less than a week later,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alec Soth
    04.06.11

  8. Walk This Way
    In The Modern World

    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  9. Visionary Architecture: Chris Bosse on Cloud City
    Post

    Visionary Architecture: Chris Bosse on Cloud City

    When German architect and LAVA co-founder Chris Bosse was asked to conceive The City of the Future for the CUSP: Designing Into the Next Decade exhibition at the Australian Design Center, it was...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    07.20.13

  10. Virtual National Architecture Week
    Post

    Virtual National Architecture Week

    The American Institute of Architects kicks off National Architecture Week next week, April 13-19, to continue the public dialogue about architecture in the US. This year they’ve further...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.07.09

  11. Urban PUMA
    Post

    Urban PUMA

    One of the wonderful things about living in an unhinged time is that no one has any clue what's cool anymore. When we're all trying to keep our heads above water, any idea for making life better is...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.09.09

  12. Urban Design at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Urban Design at Dwell on Design

    Urban design, from zero-energy housing to micro-living, will be explored onstage during Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, taking place June 20-22. Click through the slideshow for what to expect.

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.16.14

  13. Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 2

    Last month I traveled to Basel, Switzerland, a European city first founded during the Roman Empire and still boasting beautiful buildings constructed more than 1,000 years agos. In Touring Basel,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.12.11

  14. Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 1

    At the end of September, I hopped across the pond to visit Basel, Switzerland, and the nearby Laufen bathrooms factory and showroom. Basel is bisected by the Rhine and sits just south of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.10.11

  15. Tokyo Blues
    Post

    Tokyo Blues

    Cities are a favorite subject for photographers, filled as they are with visual stimuli and primed for artistic criticism. A new series of images by Nurri Kim takes as its target the city of Tokyo,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.01.09

  16. The Urban Housing Handbook
    Books

    The Urban Housing Handbook

    The Urban Housing Handbook from Wiley Publications, a new tome from Paris-based architects Caroline Stahl and Eric Firley, is a guided tour through urban housing typologies from all over the world....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.03.09

  17. The Self-Sufficient City
    Post

    The Self-Sufficient City

    In modern home design, going green is no longer the exception but the norm. While we've summited this hill, there's still an ominous mountain before us: off-the-grid cities. For the third Advanced...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.01.09

  18. The PUMP

    The PUMP

    For much of its length, the 8.5-mile Major Deegan Expressway, located in the Bronx (and named for architect William F. Deegan), obstructs the Harlem River waterfront, an uninviting jumble of...

    06.10.10

  19. The People's Park
    Design 101

    The People's Park

    An amorphous profession, landscape architecture embraces everything from civic plazas, highways, and landfill reclamations to the front lawn. Here we profile two practitioners, Walter Hood and...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  20. The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined
    City Guide

    The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined

    In a campaign pledge last week that resembles a high school candidate’s promise to give out free pop during lunchtime, Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right UMP...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.11.14

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