Relearning the Social: Architecture and Change
The MoMA exhibition Small Scale, Big Change reinforces the museum’s focus on design as an agent of change.
The Aesthetic Potential of Sustainability
On the challenge of developing the “radical aesthetic potential” of sustainable design.
The Shape of Green: Aesthetic Imperatives
On the relationship of sustainability to technology and aesthetics.
The Emergence of Container Urbanism
The repurposed shipping container, now a fixture of urban architecture, is part of a movement that can be traced back to Archigram and the Metabolists in the 1960s.
Steve Jobs: Architect
Finding common ground in the extraordinary careers of Steve Jobs and Rem Koolhaas, both driven “to learn about the world through the attempt to change it.”
Building Hyperdensity and Civic Delight
Americans are conflicted about urban development: somehow we’ve demonized both sprawl and density. Here’s the case for the hyperdense city: prosperous, sustainable, delightful.
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.