Places Wire https://placesjournal.org/places-wire News and commentary from around the web, selected by Places editors. Sat, 15 Dec 2018 05:54:29 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Making Coal Historical Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:27:54 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51794 James Graham took a road trip to Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky to explore the sites of the fossil fuel’s historicization that are already on and in the ground.

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Making Coal Historical
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Design Like a Parent Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:19:12 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51791 Elsa Lam’s experiences of navigating her neighborhood as a new parent showed her that we need architects to better know issues like mobility challenges and social segregation, and design to address them.

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Design Like a Parent
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Let’s Get Rid of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:13:23 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51788 Justin Davidson argues that its time for a new generation of infrastructure that incorporates parkland and public space.

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Let’s Get Rid of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
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Alexandra Lange: On Becoming an Architecture Critic Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:07:40 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51785 The Curbed critic talks about building the foundation to develop her voice(Also see Lange’s article, “How to Be an Architecture Critic,” in Places.)

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Alexandra Lange: On Becoming an Architecture Critic
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Minneapolis Votes to End Single-Family Zoning Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:58:39 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51782 The city is addressing its affordable housing crisis and its history of racist housing practices by eliminating the classification that has long perpetuated segregation.

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Minneapolis Votes to End Single-Family Zoning
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Ed Ruscha Streets of Los Angeles Project Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:55:34 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51779 City and regional planning and historic preservation faculty member Francesca Russello Ammon is studying the legacy of the legendary Los Angeles artist at the Getty Research Institute.

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Ed Ruscha Streets of Los Angeles Project
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A Look at Brutalist Guatemala Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:50:24 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51776 Monolithic structures blend the modern movement with the legacy of the Mayans and the Spanish colonial period in the country.

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A Look at Brutalist Guatemala
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Rowan Moore’s Best Architecture Books of the Year Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:04:50 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51771 The list includes Kester Rattenbury’s The Wessex Project. Read an excerpt in Places: “The Invention of Wessex.”

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Rowan Moore’s Best Architecture Books of the Year
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How to Build a Biological City Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:00:40 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51730 Pritzker Prize-winner Balkrishna Doshi argues that we should look to ancient Indian principles of planning and design to create more sustainable cities.

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How to Build a Biological City
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Climate Change Bites in America’s Midwest Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:27:11 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51727 The region’s farmers are spending more time and money trying to grow crops in new climates.

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Climate Change Bites in America’s Midwest
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Black Life on the Front Porch Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:28:09 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51606 University of Miami’s Germane Barnes explains how the simple architectural fixture has played a role in African-American culture.

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Black Life on the Front Porch
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Seattle’s Structural Simulacra Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:23:31 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51603 The city’s Amazon-fueled construction boom has filled it with boxy and bland architecture, and the uninspiring design is spreading through cities across the country.

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Seattle’s Structural Simulacra
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Architecture Criticism in Crisis Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:19:21 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51598 Eva Hagberg Fisher pairs the decline of architecture criticism with the rise of interest in urbanism, and calls for more writing about buildings themselves.

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Architecture Criticism in Crisis
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Walking to LaGuardia Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:11:32 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51594 As airports are reimagined for a world in which travelers arrive in robot-driven cars and flying Ubers, maybe they should instead be reimagined as urban spaces.

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Walking to LaGuardia
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Julian F. Abele, Penn’s First Black Architecture Student Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:04:35 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51591 After graduating in 1902, the gifted architect designed many significant Beaux Arts buildings, including much of Duke University’s campus, but was virtually unknown until a political protest there in 1986.

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Julian F. Abele, Penn’s First Black Architecture Student
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Designing For Community Engagement Around Science Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:55:44 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51588 Oregon College of Design faculty member Brook Muller is involved in a project to re-imagine mosquito research facilities and make them accessible to the public.

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Designing For Community Engagement Around Science
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Best of Design Awards Honors for USC Faculty and Alumni Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:50:21 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51585 The sixth annual awards from The Architect’s Newspaper recognized work by the firms of Eric Haas, Warren Techentin, Lorcan O’Herlihy, and Alvin Huang.

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Best of Design Awards Honors for USC Faculty and Alumni
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Richard Rogers Wins 2019 AIA Gold Medal Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:41:49 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51582 The Pritzker Prize-winning architect of the Centre Pompidou and Lloyd’s of London will be awarded the Institute’s highest honor at this year’s national conference in Las Vegas.

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Richard Rogers Wins 2019 AIA Gold Medal
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The Lie That Brought Down Arizona’s Parks Director Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:39:07 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51579 A whistle-blowing archeologist revealed how Sue Black tried to get around the law that protects cultural heritage by requiring surveying on public land where Native American materials are found. (Also see “The Wisconsin Experiment,” in Places.)

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The Lie That Brought Down Arizona’s Parks Director
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The Cities That Amazon HQ2 Left Behind Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:28:51 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51576 Amazon’s yearlong search for the location of its second headquarters made plain an economic system that increases inequality, monopoly power, and political polarization.

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The Cities That Amazon HQ2 Left Behind
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AIA Competition Win for Sam Fox School Students Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:20:53 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51573 Four Sam Fox School architecture students took first place in the AIA Central States 2018 Student Design Competition.

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AIA Competition Win for Sam Fox School Students
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Aarhus Announces the Winner of Drawing of the Year 2018 Mon, 03 Dec 2018 22:32:36 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51557 Tianjing Lim from Dessau International School of Architecture was awarded first prize in this year’s competition, which was themed around “Shaping New Realities.”

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Aarhus Announces the Winner of Drawing of the Year 2018
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On Driving a Bus in San Francisco Mon, 03 Dec 2018 21:03:56 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51549 The bus is one of the last vestiges of the public square, and its drivers are simultaneously sounding boards, hall monitors, and priest-confessors for their riders.

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On Driving a Bus in San Francisco
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30,000 Empty Homes and Nowhere to Live Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:57:13 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51546 Dublin’s landlords would rather put their properties on Airbnb than rent to local families. It is a growing problem that echoes in cities around the world.

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30,000 Empty Homes and Nowhere to Live
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The centralized, top-down power grid is outdated Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:53:22 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51543 The U.S. power grid is a continent-spanning wonder of the modern age, and by some estimates, the largest machine in the world. But the rise of new energy technologies means that its time for an overhaul.

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The centralized, top-down power grid is outdated
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The Environmental Impact of #StoneStacking Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:45:02 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51539 Building and photographing cairns to share on social media is creating a litter problem in national parks that can also lead to erosion and other ecological damage.

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The Environmental Impact of #StoneStacking
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The History of the Women’s Restroom Lounge Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:40:11 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51536 The spaces are a curious combination of Victorian culture, class and race divisions, retail marketing, and what men thought women needed when they ventured out in public. (Also see “We shall deal here with humble things”, in Places.)

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The History of the Women’s Restroom Lounge
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Revitalization Without Displacement in Westchester Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:35:14 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51533 New Rochelle’s ambitious plan includes transit-oriented development and a virtual-reality approach to community-engaged design.

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Revitalization Without Displacement in Westchester
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Penn Introduces Sean Burkholder Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:32:34 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51529 The co-author of “Emergent Shorelands of the Great Lakes” and “Curious Methods” in Places is a new member of the Landscape Architecture faculty at Penn this semester.

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Penn Introduces Sean Burkholder
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The Limits of Resilience Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:26:03 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=51526 Resilient design can’t save every human settlement from wildfires, drought, flooding, and other anthropogenic natural disasters.

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The Limits of Resilience
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