Architecture

Rapid urbanization and climate change will make it harder for cities to provide crucial resources for their citizens. In this article, Arup consultants Amy Leitch and Laura Frost examine how the built environment can fill this emerging need.
2 days ago   Arup Connect
Alastair Gordon lambasts Miami's high-end architectural extremes. A horizontal, nature-inspired urbanism might better address contradictions between breezy luxury and inland poverty.
3 days ago   Miami Herald
In two parts, NPR's City Project examines Austin's premier mixed-use urban village built on the 700-acre site of the former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport which relocated in 1999. Part 2 is about racial tensions that have surfaced in the community.
Feb 16, 2015   NPR
Jon Jerde—one of the country's most recognizable and prolific architects and urban designers—passed away this week.
Feb 14, 2015   CityLab
A catastrophic event in Edgewater, New Jersey, in which a 408-unit apartment complex was gutted by fire, has inspired legislators to propose a moratorium on the materials and practices of "light frame construction."
Feb 6, 2015   The Record
Does the emulation of historic architecture in contemporary buildings constitute fakery? Scott Doyon says, "No!"
Feb 2, 2015   PlaceShakers
For a MoMA exhibition about urban inequality, Brooklyn architects SITU Studios documented informal housing in New York.
Jan 29, 2015   Arup Connect
Following the recent news that Architecture for Humanity shut its doors after operating since 1999, FastCo.Design provides more details about what went wrong.
Jan 26, 2015   Fast Co. Design
Blog Post
In recent months there’s been a lot of talk about dead suburban malls and what we should do with them. Blog Post
Jan 25, 2015   By Dean Saitta
Blog Post
One common argument against tall residential buildings is that high-rises reduce a neighborhood’s livability by reducing its streetlife. Blog Post
Jan 23, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Dwell small; live large. It's something many passionate urbanists have been working on for a decade. Could 2015 finally be the year small goes big?
Jan 19, 2015   PlaceShakers