Howard Blackson looks at new tools for fixing cities, including form-based codes, plans for complexities (neighborhoods, urban patterns, architecture), classification of character, and funding systems.
Apr 30, 2011 PlaceShakers
I.M. Pei, Robert A.M. Stern, Daniel Libeskind, Louis Kahn, Frank Gehry - all of these architects were height-challenged. Witold Rybczynski writes in Slate about why great architects are usually short and what that means for the built environment.
Dec 4, 2010 Slate
The Vdara Hotel at CityCenter, designed by architect Rafael Vinoly, has an unforeseen side effect: its curving shape captures and focuses the hot Las Vegas sun, heating up visitors below like bugs under a microscope.
Oct 2, 2010 BLDGBLG
Witold Rybczynski takes a look at architecture that has fared poorly with time.
Feb 4, 2010 Slate.com
In this interview, Frank Gehry defends his record and balks at being called a "starchitect."
Dec 17, 2009 The Independent (UK)
Fast Company looks at six examples of architecture that rebelled, from SOM's Lever House to Boston's John Hancock Tower.
Dec 10, 2009 Fast Company
Can today's contemporary architects, schooled in modernism and invention, in fact incorporate the sort of green building materials and techniques that make a real difference? And does design really matter? Josh Stephens takes a look. Exclusive
Nov 1, 2009 By
Fred Kent of the Project for Public Spaces was recently entangled in a dispute with architect Frank Gehry over the impact of iconic architecture in cities. Though Gehry's work has its moments, Kent says city emphasis on icons is a mistake.
Sep 24, 2009 The Project for Public Spaces
A dust-up between architects and the Prince of Wales over a speech and a £1b development is bringing the age-old battle between traditional and modern architecture to a head. Managing editor Tim Halbur summarizes the news. Exclusive
Jul 20, 2009 By
According to government officials and real estate executives, Frank Gehry is out as the architect for Barclays Center arena.
Jun 6, 2009 The New York Times