Places Journal: 10 by 10
Ten themes, with ten articles for each, to mark the end of the decade and celebrate our tenth anniversary online.
Confucius and Mao at the Mall
In China, local and regional governments are spending lavishly to establish a new kind of public space, marked by a fusion of Communist, nationalist, and capitalist symbols.
The Multilevel Metropolis
Urban skyways have radically altered the form and spatial logic of cities around the world, from Minneapolis to Calgary to Hong Kong.
A Cloud on a Lake
How does the building relate to its site? Considering the relation between humans and nature, from the Blur Building to Hiroshi Sugimoto’s seascapes to Mark Rothko’s late works.
In the ’60s, Archigram used the term “zoom” to describe the excitement of being modern. Now it’s a digital platform that exemplifies a deregulated capitalism built upon public infrastructure.