Architecture

November 17, 2015, 6am PST
In advance of what may be a wider program, Philadelphia's alleys have been ranked for their aesthetic quality. Those in the "average" range are most suitable for retrofits.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 17, 2015, 5am PST
Brooklyn-based artist Ekene Ijeoma newest piece shows what parts of New York City are affordable to different people across the spectrum of salaries in the form of crystalline islands called "wage islands."
Doggerel
Feature
November 16, 2015, 2pm PST
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is showing developers how resilience can benefit the bottom line in the "Returns on Resilience" report. Sarene Marshall, director of the ULI Center for Sustainability, offers insight into the report's examples.
Sarene Marshall
November 16, 2015, 9am PST
A conversation with an architect yields insight into how Houston's pride in the lack of traditional land use regulation mechanisms has created the city as it exists today.
OffCite
November 13, 2015, 7am PST
The Palo Alto city council has approved one neighborhood's request to prevent the construction of two-story homes.
Palo Alto Weekly
November 12, 2015, 8am PST
As Denver booms, planners and architects discuss the good and the bad of imposing design guidelines on new construction.
The Denver Post
November 10, 2015, 6am PST
In a field that seems divided between aesthetes and the activists, landscape architects may be closest to reconciling the two trends.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 5, 2015, 5am PST
How well do public spaces reflect the changing conceptions of "public good" in contemporary political discourse? The UPenn design community starts a challenging conversation.
PlanPhilly
October 28, 2015, 2pm PDT
To say that the Chicago Tribune editorial board is not a fan of George Lucas's proposal to build a museum along Lake Michigan would be putting it mildly.
Chicago Tribune
October 28, 2015, 12pm PDT
One of the country's most recognizable and beloved architectural flourishes has many sordid stories to tell. Today is also its 50th birthday.
Reuters
October 28, 2015, 11am PDT
An expensive, contentious project to redesign and possibly relocate the Port Authority Terminal finally has a way forward: an international design competition to be concluded a year from now.
New York Post
October 26, 2015, 7am PDT
New green buildings may be de riguer, but preservation does less harm.
Boston Society of Architects
October 23, 2015, 1pm PDT
An engineer from Fairbanks, Alaska, has built a house that is "kept toasty without fossil fuels and uses a mere fraction of the energy typically needed, even at 30 below."
Alaska Dispatch News
October 23, 2015, 11am PDT
In a Bay Area first, new home construction in most of the region will be banned from having these heating devices installed as the result of a rule adopted unanimously by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Oct. 21.
San Jose Mercury News
October 22, 2015, 1pm PDT
What implications does pedestrian activity have on urban design? Creating walkable environments for pedestrians can improve urban conditions according to Arup architect Demetrio Scopelliti. We spoke to him about upcoming research on the topic.
Doggerel
October 19, 2015, 12pm PDT
Camden, New Jersey, is not known for its skyscrapers, but that could change if the development of a site just south of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is approved.
The Architect's Newspaper
Blog post
October 18, 2015, 1pm PDT
The question is often asked and answered by urban planners and placemakers. The perspective offered here boils the essential qualities down to centrality, connectivity, and cachet, with a strong dose of urban "commoning."
Dean Saitta
October 16, 2015, 11am PDT
Hilla Becher passed away earlier this month at the age of 81, leaving behind an influential legacy on the art and practice of architectural photography.
CityLab
October 8, 2015, 2pm PDT
An essay identifies imperatives for a new theory of tall, dense construction, and begins to sketch out a theory that will reconcile the skyscraper with contemporary business ideals.
Medium
October 8, 2015, 7am PDT
Can cities be at the forefront of tackling climate change? According to forthcoming research by Arup and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, cities play a crucial role in addressing this pressing issue.
Doggerel