In Mumbai, paltry regulation means hundreds of new skyscrapers bring more lows than highs. Photographs of new construction, with titles named after the buildings’ advertising slogans.
The power of architecture, the architecture of power—it’s all one and the same (and occasionally beautiful) in the business of high-tech.
Micro-living is no longer just for the very poor and the very bohemian. But how much space do we really deserve? Tracking down the minimum square-footage below which no one should be forced to endure.
London’s evolution is measured in centuries, not years. But when half of the city’s new abodes go to foreign buyers—frequently as third or fourth homes—who’s steering the design? Assessing Battersea’s return from 30 years in the desert, just in time for a brand new American embassy.
Using a darkened home, precisely placed mirrors, and the occasional judicious cut in a wall, light becomes sculpture.
Construction continues at the new World Trade Center—as does criticism of the approved designs. But a look deep inside the new structure shows the progress so far has proven to be in exactly the right direction.
For centuries, New Yorkers have looked for relief to the trees of Governors Island—nearby, but a forbidden world away. A new plan to make it more accessible won’t make them feel any better.
When the new High Line Park opened last summer, New Yorkers lined up to be disappointed. A recent transplant finds it full of miracles.
Don’ be distracted by the hubbub surrounding the impressive buildings Beijing is constructing for the Olympics. It’s the people of the Chinese capital who need your attention.
While America’s urban poverty is a visible and often-addressed problem, the nation’s rural poor live a life apart. Examining one architecture program’s work to connect them with what they really need.
When the New York Times architecture critic Herbert Muschamp died recently from lung cancer, America lost one of its most riveting writers—one of the best critics we’ve ever had, and quite possibly among the worst.
Modernism may be dead, but the world desperately needs radically new ideas about living, working, and governing in the 21st-century city.