Architecture

Michael Demkowicz says that steel, aluminum, and concrete are among materials we understand least, but all have big possibilities for engineers.
2 days ago   MIT Spectrum
This column from the UK's <em>New Statesman</em> bemoans the drab similarity of English towns. A report concludes that 42% of the nation's town's are essentially 'clones'.
Sep 24, 2006   New Statesman
Peter Calthorpe, an early pioneer of the new urbanism and smart growth movements, recently received the prestigious J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development by the Urban Land Institute.
Sep 23, 2006   The San Francisco Chronicle
During its short history, the University of New Mexico at Taos has developed a campus spirit that reflects and complements its surrounding community and environment.
Sep 22, 2006   Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
An exhibition at Venice Architecture Biennale makes the case for using stone as a building block of future cities.
Sep 22, 2006   International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism
Architect and urban planner Andres Duany has been hired to plan a new town near Inverness, Scotland -- one that he assures will not resemble Seaside.
Sep 21, 2006   The Guardian
In a comparative study of English towns, one small village with a compact and walkable design has been shown to seem much larger to pedestrians than a comparable area in a big city -- mainly because there is more to see there.
Sep 21, 2006   Western Mail
In "L.A. the King of Sprawl, Not at All," Robert Bruegmann reports that Los Angeles is one of the densest areas in the country. His article reinforces the notion that L.A. is already a very dense place, but is it true?
Sep 20, 2006   Livable Places
Even as its economy improves, Cuba instructure is falling apart.
Sep 20, 2006   The Los Angeles Times
With small lots and small houses, one Florida home builder is taking an unconventional approach to developing affordable housing.
Sep 19, 2006   Bradenton Herald
The LEED green building standards may not be green enough, as critics voice concerns over some allowed materials and an apparent building industry influence.
Sep 19, 2006   L.A. Weekly