Design Stream

The Mystic

For Louis Kahn, the test of architecture was in its lasting emotional impact.
external linkhttps://thenation.com/article/the-e…

Decent homes for all… has the social housing dream died?

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it is clear that Britain’s social housing is in crisis. As a new film looks at the legacy of Thatcher’s right-to-buy, Rowan Moore asks whether the postwar housing ideal can be revived. Below: David Harewood, Kerry Hudson and others on their experiences of council estate living.
external linkhttps://theguardian.com/society/201…

‘Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon’ Review: The Architectural Prince of Portland

John Yeon’s multidisciplinary architecture was locally focused with a special eye to protecting natural assets.
external linkhttps://wsj.com/articles/quest-for-…

A Modernist Masterpiece, Under Fire in Buffalo

Gordon Bunshaft was a singular force behind Modernist in America. Now his greatest gift to his hometown may be at risk.
external linkhttps://citylab.com/design/2017/07/…

Organizing the World

Alexandra Lange on Alexander Girard.
external linkhttps://curbed.com/2017/7/7/1593127…

Heart of the Matter

Hillman Hall by Moore Ruble Yudell and Mackey Mitchell Architects.
external linkhttp://digitaladmin.bnpmedia.com/pu…

Swiss Consulate/Swissnex Innovation Hub – San Francisco

TEF Design designed a “Swiss House” over the San Francisco Bay, this project supports a new hub of Swiss government, education, business, and innovation partners — including the Consulate General of Switzerland — under one roof at the east end of historic Pier 17.
external linkhttps://officesnapshots.com/2017/07…

As It Was Meant To Be: The Restoration of Mies’s McCormick House

Less Mies Means More Mies.
external linkhttp://architectmagazine.com/design…

A Vietnamese Architect’s Easy-to-Erect Homes for the Poor

A project by Vo Trong Nghia Architects that aims to provide affordable, durable and easily built houses for people in slums, remote areas or refugee camps around the world.
external linkhttps://nytimes.com/2017/07/05/worl…

Jane Jacobs Georgia O’Keeffe and the Power of the Marimekko Dress

And Jackie O too!
external linkhttp://newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

Solving Salk’s mystery

How scientists lifted the shadow from Louis Kahn's most famous building
external linkhttps://curbed.com/2017/6/28/158805…

So Long Conference Room! How Microsoft Envisions the Future Office

Studio O+A keeps following the future.
external linkhttp://metropolismag.com/interiors/…

The V&A’s £55m new courtyard: ‘Like a Marbella beach bar airlifted to South Ken’

Amanda Levete’s dazzling new porcelain piazza brilliantly reunites the museum with the Kensington streets. But the giant new jewelry box of a gallery lurking below ground is the real star of the show.
external linkhttps://theguardian.com/artanddesig…

Place is the secret sauce for selling wares

Placewares!
external linkhttp://kennethcaldwell.com/blogdocs…

Can good design cure LA’s homeless problem? We asked Mike Alvidrez, CEO of Skid Row Housing Trust

For Skid Row Housing Trust, a nonprofit developer in Los Angeles that builds housing for LA’s homeless population, good design is a basic civil right.
external linkhttp://uk.archinect.com/features/ar…

The Hip-Hop Architecture Movement

Michael Ford and the Urban Arts Collective are forging a critique of Modernism, the style of architecture that birthed a new American culture.
external linkhttp://architectmagazine.com/practi…

As the Public Realm Merges With the Workplace, How Will Our Cities Change?

A report produced by WRNS Studio, edited and excerpted here, suggests how work culture could and should influence the fabric of our cities.
external linkhttp://metropolismag.com/architectu…

The Common Edge Podcast: Justin Davidson and the Ever Evolving City

A podcast!
external linkhttp://commonedge.org/the-common-ed…

When architects design a long-term homeless shelter

Important work done by the city architects.
external linkhttp://sfchronicle.com/bayarea/plac…

Valerio Dewalt Train Associates overcomes NIMBY lawsuit to build expressive tower on Chicago’s South Side

Vue53 in the South Side Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park.
external linkhttps://archpaper.com/2017/06/vue53…