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The Year in Architecture

Two of the country's most famed and respected architecture critics have produced a list of the "good, bad, and the pink" of architecture in 2017.
December 20, 2017, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The annual review of the year in architecture produced by Alexandra Lange, architecture critic for Curbed, and Mark Lamster, architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News, is a fan and Planetizen favorite. This year's list continues the tradition of previous mixing some fun in with some snark for an irreverent approach to the year's events in a usually stuffy field.

Among the list are some recognitions that have the fingerprints of planners too, such as the "Best Disappearing Act," which goes to the design leadership at Apple: "From the 11,000-car garage at Apple “Park,” to the company’s claim that stores are “town squares,” the behemoth has lost the plot," according to the post.

There's also a "Honk Twice for Sustainability Award," which goes to Totota for "[dumping] plans for their own LEED-rated Texas headquarters in suburbia, with 6,500 parking spaces and effectively zero public transit."

Planetizen picked up news of Lange and Lamster's annual architecture review in 2016 and 2014. The annual architecture review pairs well with a review of the year in landscape architecture, published earlier this month and written by Charles A. Birnbaum.

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Published on Monday, December 18, 2017 in Curbed
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