Big-name architects -- including Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid -- have reportedly been tapped to be part of a team of designers tasked with redesigning the Islamic holy city of Mecca and its mosque.
Dec 2, 2008 The Architects' Journal
A proposed New Orleans hospital will have to be built on top of an historic neighborhood that some residents feel that they have just regained. Those in favor of the project insist that the selection of that site was necessary.
Dec 1, 2008 International Herald Tribune
Enterprising Native American communities are using their sovereignty to approve large projects that would be difficult to clear on neighboring lands, like landfills and casinos. Industry is happy to oblige, and directly targets the Native market.
Nov 27, 2008 Center for Public Integrity
The demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea has become one of the world's most important wildlife conservation sites.
Nov 27, 2008 The Christian Science Monitor
All of Canal Street's red streetcars were damaged by Hurricane Katrina, but up to nine restored streetcars may be in service by the end of the year.
Nov 26, 2008 The Times-Picayune
Once New Orleans comes to terms with the fact that it is a shrinking city, the city's culture and geographic location can help bring it back.
Nov 25, 2008 The Times-Picayune
A 1920s school building in Portland, OR is at the center of a fight between school district officials - who have a bond measure to rebuild it - and local architects and preservationists.
Nov 24, 2008 Daily Journal of Commerce
Beyond the columns and the Capitol, Washington D.C. contains a wide variety of architectural gems and underappreciated neighborhoods, according to this Q&A about the city from <em>Dwell</em>.
Nov 22, 2008 Dwell
This article looks at some adaptive reuse projects that successfully preserve the beauty of Boston's late-nineteenth century infrastructure.
Nov 21, 2008 The Boston Globe
An Eero Saarinen house in Indiana has been acquired by the Indianapolis Museum of Arts in a cross effort to preserve and exhibit the famous work. Christopher Hawthonre wonders if this could be a model other cities and museums should follow.
Nov 20, 2008 Los Angeles Times