Architecture

5 hours ago
There's still a construction fence around the World Trade Center transportation hub designed by Santiago Calatrava, and its not accessible from the street yet. Carol Berens shares a few photos and impressions.
UrbDeZine
8 hours ago
Phase 1 of a project described as the "Grand Central Station of the West" has almost doubled in cost since 2008. Now San Francisco County Supervisors are considering a bailout of the project.
San Francisco Examiner
Yesterday
Following the example of much newer corporations in Silicon Valley, the Ford Motor Company is planning a $9 billion new campus in Dearborn, to be built over ten years.
The New York Times
3 days ago
Seattle's updated list of masonry structures at risk from earthquake includes many structures in the Capitol Hill district. Property owners are not currently mandated to retrofit the buildings they own.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
3 days ago
The High Line's brand of urban reinvention has caught on, sparking a number of similar projects throughout the world. In addition to disused rail, many projects repurpose old road infrastructure.
Citiscope
5 days ago
The Pier55 project, as it's now known, was announced in November 2014 and granted regulatory approval in April 2016. Now it's expected to begin construction this summer.
Crain's New York Business
5 days ago
Historic London collects panoramic views of modern London streets with historic photos transposed over them. Most of the views date from the first two decades of the 20th century.
Historic London
6 days ago
Seattle's 12th Avenue park offers a prototype for future urban parks. It is compact, doesn't require buying a lot of costly land, and can accommodate neighborhood scale events and programs
Crosscut
April 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
Beginning with the first U.S. planned urban development, St. Augustine, Fla., and ending with one of Portland's newest neighborhoods, the Pearl District, host Geoffrey Baer takes us through ten developments that left their mark, for better or worse.
PBS
April 26, 2016, 9am PDT
Critics claim tech companies such as Apple and Google are guilty of repeating past mistakes of urban development by creating suburban campuses that isolate themselves from the surrounding community.
Collectors Weekly
April 21, 2016, 11am PDT
A paradoxical encomium of sorts for the benefits of ugly buildings to the experience of cities.
The Star
April 20, 2016, 7am PDT
The first museum to have a "sustained department of architecture and design" is closing down its architecture and design galleries.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 19, 2016, 5am PDT
The United States Housing and Urban Development agency is utilizing new ways to empower communities to become resilient ones. The agency's National Disaster Resilience Competition is one way they are helping cities around the U.S. achieve just that.
Doggerel
April 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Thanks to the elimination of minimum parking requirements downtown, a vacant one-story building "could be transformed into a 30-story tower with 135 luxury apartments, office space, a restaurant and a bar," reports the Austin-American Statesman.
Austin American-Statesman
April 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
The American Institute of Architects recently announced the winners of the 2016 Housing Awards.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 7, 2016, 10am PDT
Urban design critic John King’s aversion to LinkedIn’s new office space points to long-standing tensions in San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 5, 2016, 10am PDT
A new zoning law in Toronto could enable its hundreds of suburban tower developments to become vibrant and active communities.
Doggerel
April 3, 2016, 5am PDT
Alan Mallach unpacks a remarkable project currently underway in Toronto, suggesting that sometimes higher, rather than lower, density may be the best way to go.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 31, 2016, 2pm PDT
Zaha Hadid's architectural career took her to the pinnacle of the field, including acknowledgement as the first female Pritzker Prize winner.
The New York Times
March 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
Academic institutions can play a major role in enriching the communities they operate in. Amy Deines, interim dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University in Detroit, discusses the city and school's trajectory.
Doggerel