June 19, 2015, 12pm PDT
Developed using open data from local government sources, built: LA is a mapping tool that displays the age of every building in the county. Much of the area's built environment is surprisingly old.
April 12, 2015, 5am PDT
While they look clean and green on the drawing board, Asia's planned developments might be nothing more than cloned commercialism set in concrete. By undermining local culture, this 'smart city' approach may also prove unsustainable.
March 7, 2015, 11am PST
Caeser Augustus famously boasted "I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble." An architectural historian and urban designer at UCLA now has the model to prove the veracity of the claim.
October 14, 2013, 9am PDT
For those who think architectural history isn’t something to sniff at, a new exhibition at the California College of the Arts aims to convince otherwise.
September 24, 2013, 8am PDT
Gabrielle Esperdy explores the development of an online encyclopedia of American architecture — and argues that metadata is a crucial tool for future historians.
March 13, 2013, 1pm PDT
Published to coincide with International Women’s Day 2013, Nicky Rackard has proffered a list of the 10 female architects most deserving of acclaim from historians. Add your comments to the active discussion responding to the article.
December 14, 2010, 10am PST
Single-story, tiled-roof houses called hanok used to cover the footprint of Seoul, now a city of skyscrapers and avant-garde architecture. Today many describe the hanok as "endangered,"and conflict has come to a head in the small district of Bukchon.
July 25, 2009, 7am PDT
Moscow's architectural heritage is in danger, according to a new report on preservation in the city.
October 7, 2008, 9am PDT
Author and urbanist Witold Rybczynski looks at new housing in the aftermath of World War II compared to today. Why are new houses so much more expensive now than they were then?