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.
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.
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.
The new law appears to have been crafted to stop a $1.6 billion power transmission line.
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.
Findings from a new study indicate that the increasing number of forest fires in the West may be due to global warming.
Mexican oil production could be headed for a sharp decline, causing major energy problems for the United States.
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.
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.
Frank Gehry, Herzog and de Meuron, Cesar Pelli, Richard Meier, and Enrique Norton are all working on projects in Miami.
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