Christopher Alexander has said that there is a "timeless way of building" common to all vernacular and traditional architecture and urbanism. This essay looks at how our preference for this way of building evolved among the earliest humans.
Sep 22, 2011 Preservation Institute/INTBAU
Thousands of demonstrators in St. Petersburg call for a halt to the proposed Gazprom headquarters, a high-rise tower that would be taller than New York's Empire State Building.
Mar 18, 2007 INTBAU News
A new report from The Classical City, a journal dedicated to preserving St. Petersburg, Russia, describes the destructive effects of the city's new plan and calls for architecture that is consistent with the city's character.
Dec 23, 2006 The Classical City
The new law appears to have been crafted to stop a $1.6 billion power transmission line.
Oct 7, 2006 The New York Times
When a developer proposed building a toll road under an 1891 law that allowed private developers to condemn property needed for a road, land owners protested, and Colorado changed the law.
Sep 23, 2006 The New York Times
Findings from a new study indicate that the increasing number of forest fires in the West may be due to global warming.
Jul 8, 2006 The San Francisco Chronicle
Mexican oil production could be headed for a sharp decline, causing major energy problems for the United States.
Jul 6, 2006 The San Francisco Chronicle
A new study finds that melting permafrost in Siberia could make global warming significantly worse by releasing up to 500 billion tons of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere, almost as much as the 700 billion tons currently in the atmosphere.
Jun 19, 2006 By
Strategic Hotels & Resorts has proposed a plan to build a 20-acre national jazz center and park in the center of New Orleans, to be designed by Pritzker Prize winner, Thom Mayne.
Jun 4, 2006 New Orleans Times-Picayune
Frank Gehry, Herzog and de Meuron, Cesar Pelli, Richard Meier, and Enrique Norton are all working on projects in Miami.
Jun 2, 2006 The New York Times