Modernism

Allison Arieff tells the sordid tale of a "modestly modernist" house in Oakwood, a historic district in Raleigh, North Carolina. Despite the fully permitted house being 85 percent complete, a lawsuit by a neighbor could force its demolition.
Jul 16, 2014   New York Times
Capitalism and bourgeois values built the city of Tel Aviv, which stands today as an outlier in Israel, according to this article.
Dec 22, 2010   City Journal
Chandigarh, the modernist city designed by Le Corbusier in India, is becoming increasingly popular among scholars, critics and a rising residential population. But some of the best parts of the city are closed to the public.
Aug 20, 2010   Change Observer
PRAIRIEFORM argues that the central problem of modernist architecture is the way the buildings erase the sense of place inherent in the location where they are built.
Jun 11, 2010   PRAIRIEFORM
Essayist and photographer Aisha Sloan revisits the Los Angeles neighborhood of her childhood to examine Modernist architecture and its correlation to segregation.
Jun 1, 2010   Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
Nikos Salingaros presents the case for demolishing a modernist eyesore in Rome and replacing it with a high-density, mixed-use New Urbanist neighborhood. Exclusive
May 24, 2010  By Nikos Salingaros
Palm Springs is seen as a haven for Modernist architecture, but so far no local buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Apr 19, 2010   American Institute of Architects
Modernism at Risk: Modern Solutions for Saving Modern Landmarks, an exhibit currently running at New York's Center for Architecture, documents how preservation groups have fought to preserve significant modern buildings.
Mar 6, 2010   Metropolis Magazine
"Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter: -isms in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism; he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon: ‘I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.' A good point there. After all, he was the walrus. Opinion
Jan 5, 2010   By Jeffrey Barg
With the emergence of new traditional design patterns among contemporary architects, the standards and rules that have defined historic preservation are becoming obsolete. Steven W. Semes calls on planners and designers to create a new ethic of harmonious intervention into historic settings. Exclusive
Oct 22, 2009  By Steven W. Semes
The Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed in Tokyo in 1972 as part of the Japanese Metabolism movement in architecture, is facing destruction. Residents of the building have voted to demolish it and replace it with a modern structure.
Jul 8, 2009   The New York Times