Modernist Architecture

September 26, 2012, 6am PDT
Montreal architect Vedanta Balbahadur writes about his hometown's fall from its status as Canada's premier city through the lenses of baseball and the built environment.
Satellite Magazine
August 7, 2012, 8am PDT
Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, Columbus, Indiana? Susan Stamberg investigates what makes one small Midwestern town a global center for architectural innovation.
NPR
February 19, 2011, 1pm PST
A new show of South African photographer Guy Tillim's work reveals the modernist architecture of Africa as a remnant of colonialism.
The Chicago Tribune
August 6, 2010, 9am PDT
With the exception of Charles Bronson’s architect-turned-vigilante in Death Wish, "to be an architect in a Hollywood film is to inform the audience of certain characteristics: sensitivity, vulnerability and an innate romanticism."
Buildng Design
Blog post
December 23, 2009, 10pm PST

Even more so than usual, few people will be receiving buildings as gifts this season.  They're too expensive, you can’t return them, and, notwithstanding Barbie’s Dream House, they probably won't fit under your tree.  But still, this Yuletide affords ample opportunity to take stock of the works that have arisen in this most momentous of decades. 

Josh Stephens
August 18, 2009, 7am PDT
In a location near St. Paul's Cathedral, a new self-proclaimed "ultra-modernist" office and shopping complex is going up, despite the efforts of the Prince of Wales behind the scenes to squelch the project.
The Guardian U.K.
May 31, 2009, 9am PDT
Owen Hatherley presents his case for a revival of modernism, particularly in its original intent as a social reform movement, in his new book, Militant Modernism.
Icon Eye
May 14, 2009, 10am PDT
Utopian modernism turned on its head in Caracas, where residents have made fifty-year-old superblock housing projects into the locus of sprawling improvised settlements.
Triple Canopy
May 13, 2009, 9am PDT
In a now infamous speech to the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Prince accused architects of having "a surfeit of abstracted ideology over the practical realities linked to people’s lives and the grain of their culture and identity."
Bloomberg.com
June 26, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Steve Rose argues that the time may be ripe for a new respect for brutalism, the mid-century architectural movement that planners love to hate.</p>
Art and Architecture