It's a breath of fresh air that attracted art, culture, design and creativity aficionados to Nuqat's conference in Kuwait amid a storm of insanity engulfing the Middle East.
Snippet Park: Remember those words. Thinking differently sure makes the world a more friendly and accessible place. And the experience I felt straig...
Don't mistake my rejection of art as a rejection of aesthetics. In fact, I wrote my book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (2012), to illustrate how beauty, or sensory pleasure, is essential to the built environment.
The defeat of terrorist networks may come, not just from the elimination of key members, but also from the disruption of the networks themselves. Such networks depend upon bonds of trust and dependable communication.
American public bathrooms are often designed to make the experience exceedingly uncomfortable. Silence about the issue persists, largely because of cultural taboos that discourage any discussion about alleviating design flaws.
Frank Gehry's visit to the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum had many members of the Harvard community, myself among them, thrilled to hear one of the great architects of our time discuss his work. His work, after all, is responsible for his fame.
A dissertation inspired by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa's complex layering of materials has morphed into a book for Anne-Catrin Schultz.
The Cycladic islands are the reason why most people's first reaction to the statement, "I'm going to Greece," is, "Take me with you!" Can they be blamed?
One thing can be said with certainty about Aurora Theatre's production of Amy Freed's The Monster-Builder: It's hilarious. Big laughs start early and continue through to the play's bizarre climax.
Palau de la Música Catalana; Barcelona, Spain, Photo credit: kkmarais via Flickr Does the sight of a really incredibly façade make you weak in the...
Although the Nepal Earthquake has left the 24 hour media cycle and for the rest of the world it is out-of-sight out-of-mind, the repercussions are still wreaking havoc on poor developing villages all over the country.
Disruptive technologies love to take over, but what if we could disrupt the disruptive, before it disrupts us? What if we could get ahead of the raw commercialism that tends to co-opt new technologies?
"Can I see some hands raised? Who in the audience think of Frank Gehry's Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park as contextual?" (No hands raised.) "Who think of it as not?" (No hands raised.) "Since apparently none of you know, let me tell you!"
Julien Lanoo's photography is a documentation of the built environment. He looks at the architectural world with a deep understanding of its historical and social layers as well as the visible and intangible connections between nature, light and materiality.
By Elizabeth Stamp for Architectural Digest. Thin is in: Take a peek inside skinny houses around the globe. ...