Displaying all articles tagged:


  1. architecture
    The MoMA’s Tribute to Yugoslavia’s ‘Concrete Utopia’ Is a RevelationThis hugely ambitious show portrays an idiosyncratic, multiethnic, and open postwar society that propelled itself into the industrial age with brio.
  2. The Case for the (Non-Harassing, Worth the Trouble) Creative GeniusWe don’t want more James Levines. But how about more Zaha Hadids?
  3. The Over-the-Top Plans for Redoing Geffen Hall Are History. Good.The $500 million–plus plan to squeeze a new building into the shell would have been a disaster.
  4. I Went to a Concert With a Basement Full of Dead People and Loved ItIn the crypt, architectural and musical pleasure converge.
  5. preservation
    The Art Historian Trying to Save Venice From Being Killed by Cruise ShipsA talk with the author of If Venice Dies.
  6. the industry
    John Cho Is Starring in a New Movie About Modern ArchitectureIt’s called Columbus.
  7. in memoriam
    Zaha Hadid, Visionary Architect, Dead at 65An appreciation of a brilliant and divisive talent.
  8. For the Second Time, New York Loses the ZiegfeldAw, dammit.
  9. The New Whitney Building Is OpenThe architect mistakes virtue for personality.
  10. architecture
    Justin Davidson on Ada Louise Huxtable, 1921–2013“At 90, she was still writing circles around the rest of us.”
  11. New York’s Koch-Fueled Binge: Saltz and Davidson on Distasteful DonationsIs David Koch’s money good enough for the Met?
  12. Ice Cube Opines on Architecture“Each freeway has its own personality.”
  13. short people
    Short People: Better Architects?Why are so many major architects either just below average in height like Frank Gehry and Louis Khan, or straight-up tiny like Julia Morgan and Daniel Libeskind?
  14. kudos
    Japanese Architect Duo Take Home the Pritzker PrizeAnd a $100,000 prize.
  15. tv
    Fan-Made Architectural Drawings of Classic Sitcom HousesSo nerdy, but so great.
  16. bathrooms
    See Wayne Coyne’s Awesome Bathroom“Customized seats in the bathing pods tub portion, sculpted around [Coyne] and wife while they sat.”
  17. charles gwathmey
    Davidson: Charles Gwathmey’s Iconic New York BuildingsRather than brand his designs with signature mannerisms, he combined smooth elegance of execution with the willingness to be self-effacing.
  18. architecture
    Float On: Architectural Treasure Heads DownstreamIts creator once proudly described the house as “a bold little ugly banal box.”
  19. apropos of nothing
    New York Finally Gets a Zaha Hadid — Just Five Years After Cincinnati!It took a while, but we’ve almost caught up with Ohio’s third largest city!
  20. in the magazine
    Inside Pritzker Prize Winner Jean Nouvel’s Downtown Gem’New York’ Magazine’s profile of Nouvel’s gorgeous 40 Mercer reveals the work of architecture’s newest prizewinner.
  21. countdown
    P.S. 1 Young Architect Winners Would Like You to Eat Cabbage This SummerAnd they’ll grow it for you, in P.S. 1’s courtyard.
  22. beef
    Santiago Calatrava vs. the City of BilbaoA Spanish mayor rips a world-class starchitect a new one.
  23. daily intel
    Herbert Muschamp Dies at 59The longtime NYT architecture critic is remembered by Justin Davidson.