Like the 19th century warehouse, the mid-century modern parking deck could be transformed soon into the trendiest loft space of the 21st century.
Canary Wharf is many of these things, plus, according to my son, the financial center of the universe. It was easy for me to recognize that there surely is a lot of business going on, and dozens of buildings to do it in.
From hotels shaped like donuts to capsules jutting from the edge of a cliff, these are the world's most weird and wonderful accommodations.
A recent collaboration suggests that we should explicitly recognize historic patterns of pedestrian city settings in contemporary urban design and pol...
In 2011, amid a visit to San Francisco and just back from Africa, I offered some thoughts about why we write about cities. Three years later, I'm not sure much has changed.
Exceptional leaders systematically and pragmatically go against the status quo. They thrive in counter intuition. As technology commoditizes, the herd gets larger and larger, so go in the opposite direction.
A broad topic coffee table book about design will do nothing for him. But, a book about the grains of different types of wood or an encyclopedia of sailing knots will be referenced more times than you can imagine.
Beautifully executed, these landscapes become a seamless extension of the architecture and overall design intent. The poolside retreats are the perfect oasis for a quick weekend escape, or better yet for an impressive poolside barbecue.
In the end, we should focus more on place-receivers as the most authentic stakeholders of meaning in the urban experience. If people cannot place-receive with a sense of acceptance and inspiration, placemaking may mean very little indeed.
In 1958 and 1959, influential Modernist architect Harwell Hamilton Harris designed what many consider to be one of his best buildings, the Cranfill Apartments in Austin, Texas.
Where one building could be an ugly apartment block -- telephone wires and stuck-on balconies included -- we now get to assess the structure free of its intended purpose.
These are the types of observations that followed Anne Marie Nyiranshimiyimana wherever she went when she first began working with us on the Ministry of Health's district hospital construction in Butaro, a northern province in Rwanda in 2009.
Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) have won the 2014 Daylight Award for the design of the Rolex Learning Center EPFL in Laus...
Going forward, let's not discount the influence of history's recurring themes in how we redevelop the urban realm.
Most architecture today is just plain soulless: "You go into malls and they float all kinds of Roman columns and fake images. It's Disney. It's superficial. It's mass produced. It's empty."
While Colter had a long and successful career throughout the US Midwest, it is her work in designing many of Grand Canyon National Park's most recognizable structures that she is lauded for.