Architecture

Passive house construction has gained traction in Europe, but has only recently started to get noticed in the United States. Writer Alex Ulam discusses the emergence of this design approach as well as its implications for use in the coming years.
18 hours ago   Doggerel
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
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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
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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
An article in The Guardian argues the side of New Yorkers opposed to a new round of high-rise development proposed for Manhattan.
Jan 18, 2015   The Guardian Cities
A sad day for the mission of using design to benefit the most vulnerable among us, Architecture for Humanity closed its doors earlier this month.
Jan 17, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle