Design Stream

A Fortuitous Shadow

What makes a work of architecture American? In architecture as in politics, debates about identity — regional, national, international — are fraught.
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History Made Visible: Bryan Stevenson on Lynching and Memorialization

We have to understand our original sin.
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The Art of Architectural Storytelling, or How to Present a Building

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in this business, visuals alone rarely persuade.
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What makes a creative city?

What can cities do to encourage cultural experiments and investment? And what kind of spaces do artists need for creativity to flourish?
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David Hockney, Contrarian, Shifts Perspectives

Seeing differently.
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Nobu Ryokan Hotel / Studio PCH, Montalba Architects and TAL Studio

Renovation of a 1950’s era motel in Malibu, CA.
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How Columbus, Indiana, Became a Mecca for Modernist Architecture

Columbus owns dozens of architectural masterworks by internationally renowned designers from the era. Eliel and Eero Saarinen, and more than a handful of Pritzker Prize Laureates, including I.M. Pei, Richard Meier, and Robert Venturi.
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What Should Be Done with America’s Abandoned Malls?

As the number of vacant retail centers around the U.S. continues to swell, the question of what to do with the spaces grows more acute.
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Richard Rogers: ‘I would never dream of doing the Pompidou now’

The architect talks about his wartime childhood, most celebrated projects – and offers forthright views on Grenfell and architectural responsibility. Plus, an extract from his new memoir.
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Is This the End of Starchitecture?

Nicholas Hune-Brown weighs in.
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The Rothko Chapel

Go.
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The Return of the Master Builder?

Sub-contracting risk.
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Review: Disneyland meets Hogwarts at $700-million USC Village

USC invents a past.
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Uniqlo Is Rethinking Japanese Work Culture–Through Office Design

Allied Works Architecture and Fast Retailing think Western work spaces could be big in Japan. Can design help change the nation’s hierarchical work culture?
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Thomas Heatherwick: Pied Piper who has the very rich under his spell

Despite the collapse of his plan to build a garden bridge across the Thames, the ambitious designer still has projects aplenty across the globe, thanks to those who admire his talents.
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Maira Kalman’s Irreverent Pictures for the Grammar Bible

I love Maira Kalman.
external linkhttps://nytimes.com/2017/08/17/arts…

Judith Chafee: Dean of desert architecture

A great talent in the desert.
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The overlooked African American architect who completed Louis Kahn’s masterpiece

Talking about Henry Wilcots.
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This New York City Housing Project Works. What’s Different About Ocean Bay?

Report from NY.
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Can Tiny Homes Help Solve America’s Big Homelessness Problem?

Problem solving with the tiny house movement.
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