The white Christmas I'm thinking about this season has nothing to do with snow. Rather, it's all about a site specific art installation that occurred this October.
As this year ends, a century after the beginning of The Great War (World War I), memorial ceremonies have sprouted like poppies across Europe's northern landscapes.
Amy Adler's latest project, "Location," which is currently on view at ACME in Los Angeles, includes large scale oil pastel drawings created from photographs she took while scouting for a film, that may or may not ever be made.
The city is a perpetually incomplete project; it is constantly being remade and reshaped by the changing state of our world, whether by the interventions of its governing bodies or the powerful actions of its residents. Architecture can and must speak to this adaptability, as both a technology and reflection of social change.
Worship leaders know that they have more precedents than those they inherit from, say, old Europe and old suburbs, and have to think fresh thoughts for tomorrow's buildings.
Rio de Janeiro becomes the epicenter of the celebrations going on throughout the country.
Mickey Jacob President of FAIA believes that "a radical transformation in the way we design cities is needed. Today, residents, many city dwellers are being pushed out of gentrifying neighborhoods and into the suburbs
"I don't know if I can say our goal is to have built projects. If that is our goal then we've failed. But I think what unbuildable stuff leads to is a possible re-examination, not so much of the past, but of what's to come."
It's that most wonderful time of year for window shoppers -- and all shoppers. Our major department and jewelry stores have unveiled their holiday displays, and it's time to indulge the inner child in us all.
As a young architecture student immersed in my studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, I was perhaps unable to fully grasp the importance of my education. Or my surroundings.
Here are just a few collaborations from across the country that highlight how design can help create active, connected, toxin-free and equitable spaces for the 21st century.
Although it is famous for its spring flowers and a pond where children sail model wood boats in the summer, I have come to appreciate how beautiful -- and dramatically different -- the park is throughout the year.
The Aspen Museum is Shigeru Ban's first design for a permanent museum in the United States. One hopes it's not his last.
The Hamptons are famous for a lot of things, among them beautiful beaches, spectacular mansions, quaint villages, extraordinary gardens and miles and miles of towering hedges. Less celebrated are the area's architecturally unique houses of worship.
A prominent scholar of architecture and urbanism, and a practicing architect, Sarkis weighs in on his new position and how the geopolitics of today may influence our thinking towards looking at how the world is becoming one city.