Do You See a Pattern?An architectural theorist who has inspired smart-growth advocates, counterculture DIY-ers, and computer programmers.
Careful With That MatisseThe Barnes Collection is moving. Does its new Philadelphia home measure up?
Forest Hills GardensA walkable, transit-oriented, architecturally rich planned community, built 100 years ago.
If You Live in a Glass House It gets quite hot in the summer. Visiting Philip Johnson's most durable architectural achievement.
A Museum of African-American HistoryIs the newest addition to the nation's lawn a pink flamingo or a garden gnome?
Incredible HulksExploring Detroit's beautiful ruins.
That Dogma Won't HuntWhy are architects so obsessed with schools and rules?
Can Cities Save the Planet?Scientists are skeptical. Planners are hopeful. The Dutch are pragmatic.
For Sale: 200,000-Square-Foot BoxWhat happens to the store when Wal-Mart leaves town?
Renzo Piano's California AdventurePart I: Los Angeles.
Obama's ColumnsWhat they really symbolized.
Thom Mayne's U.S. Federal BuildingCan the iconoclastic architect design a structure that's cheap, green, and secure?
Forgotten EeroRediscovering Saarinen, the man behind the Gateway Arch, Dulles, and some really comfy chairs.
If You Build ItTwo visions of the ideal city rise in the Persian Gulf.
The Architecture of Edward HopperExploring the painter's buildings, from his famous diner to his cottage on Cape Cod.
He Broke the MoldYou don't see great public sculptors like Augustus Saint-Gaudens anymore.
Too Much of a Good ThingFrank Gehry isn't going to design Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards development, and that's OK.
Gate ChangeThe history and future of airport design.
How HighAre high ceilings a sign of wretched architectural excess or just good taste?
The Jenga EffectA new vogue for tottering towers.
Back to the Drawing Board Louis Kahn and the lost art of sketching.
Goodbye, 2 Columbus CircleA refurbished New York landmark fails to preserve the spirit of the original.
Bringing Brutal BackCan restoring Paul Rudolph's signature building rescue the architect's reputation as well?
Renzo Piano's California AdventurePart II: San Francisco.
The Pentagon MemorialIt tells us more than we need to know—and, at the same time, not enough.
Instant HouseWould you buy a home that was made in a factory?
Buckminster Fuller Inventor, tireless proselytizer, inspirational cult figure, something of a flimflammer.
Mirror ImagesWhy is symmetry so satisfying?
Architecture Is a Team SportSo why do they award the Pritzker Prize to just one person?
Borrowed TimeHow do you build a public library in the age of Google?