Michael is editorial director of Dwell.com. He was editor of the House & Home section of the New York Times for seven years. His biography of I.M. Pei was published by Crown in 1995.

Brooklyn Renaissance
Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income…
San Juan, PR
After three rainless weeks a welcome tropical shower blew into San Juan, Puerto Rico, one afternoon last May, awakening…
Open Sesame
Architect Justin Korhammer kept the hallway of this Manhattan bachelor pad free and clear with a kitchen that folds…
Pretty Super
The super's unit was anything but in this Upper West side co-op, however architect Brad Zizmor saw potential in the…