Monthly Archives: February 2011

Transparent Idealism

(c) 3XN For Co. Design yesterday, Suzanne LaBarre gave us a taste of 3XN’s new Swedbank Headquarter in Stockholm. Unlike most banks, at least traditionally, this bank will be housed in a transparent building — an endless façade with an … Continue reading

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Book Review: On Architecture

Ada Louise Huxtable’s most recent book, On Architecture: Collected Reflections on a Century of Change is her 10th book.  The book is a selection of columns and articles written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the New … Continue reading

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Local Building

In this week’s Oculus magazine, the journal published by the New York Chapter of the AIA, Lucy Bullivant wrote an article called, “Why Isn’t Architecture a U.S. Export Priority?” It’s a headline that immediately grabbed my attention because it’s such … Continue reading

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Event Alert: Critical Futures

Storefront for Art and Architecture will be hosting a debate on the future of architecture criticism on March 8th. What’s more relevant to this blog than that! “Over the past decade, several transformations regarding media and communication systems, among others, have … Continue reading

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On Muschamp

Critic of the week! Herbert Muschamp (1947-2007) started as an architecture critic for The New Republic in 1987 and succeeded Paul Goldberger at the New York Times in 1992.  He’s sometimes criticized for writing only (or mostly) on his friends, … Continue reading

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Grand Pritzker Prix

Yes, it’s that time. Pritzker fever is in the air! A quick update on whose names that are floating around online discussion boards this year: -Steven Holl (the preferred candidate in my book) -TWBTA (though I would prefer to call … Continue reading

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The BIG Fish

It’s all over the archi-news these days, BIG unveiled their design for their massive W57 apartment building on the west side.  I had the privilege of seeing the building proposal just a day or so before it was published, when … Continue reading

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