Impossible City: New Orleans
Sometimes you see a picture and you can tell that something’s missing, but you don’t know what it is.
The Price of Regeneration
Contemporary “placemaking” policies have brought about the hyper-gentrification of large swathes of London and the loss of longstanding communities. But now there are signs of real resistance.
Rural Visions: Grace Farms and Rural Studio
Grace Farms and Rural Studio would seem to be perfect architectural embodiments of the extreme inequality of wealth that afflicts the world today. But it’s not so simple.
(Not So) Anti-Architecture
Robin Boyd was the most famous architecture critic Australia ever produced. In a still relevant essay from 1968, he calls for architects to cast aside their perennial political timidity.
Sidewalking: Along the Miracle Mile
Food trucks, public art, a vibrant and organic walking culture: the evolution of Mid-Wilshire mirrors the ongoing transformation of Los Angeles.
The iUrbanisms of Los Angeles
For ambitious L.A. architects, city talk has gone deeply out of fashion. Yet insightful protagonists continue to seek a better future for L.A. architecture vis-à-vis L.A. urbanism.