Christmas ArchitectMy experiments with the crèche.
Was Postmodern Architecture Any Good?Its most important legacy.
Great American Industrial Designers
A Memorial for IkeWhat should a monument to Eisenhower look like?
The Death of the McMansionWhen the housing market returns, we'll want smaller homes built closer together.
Think Before You BuildHave computers made architects less disciplined?
How To Save Dying CitiesThey don't need light rail, downtown stadiums, or flashy new museums. They need smart people.
The Return of Common SenseHow the Great Recession has changed architecture—for the better.
Tall Buildings, Short ArchitectsWhy are so many great architects short of stature?
The Cities We WantPart II: How urban design is making our cities more verdant, walkable, and sociable.
A Renaissance in Washington, D.C.Part 2: How do you breathe new life into the U.S. capital's architecture? Hire a Canadian.
A Renaissance in WashingtonPart 1: Richard Rogers' dazzling addition to the capital's venerable Acacia Life Building.
The University in the Shopping MallA Vancouver suburb’s experiment.
How the Brits Stole High-TechAmerican architects invented the style, but Brits like Norman Foster made it sing.
Black HolesThere is nothing comforting about the 9/11 memorial.
Falling for FallingwaterOn its 75th birthday, Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic home gets a book worthy of its magical achievement.
Sorry, This Entrance Is ClosedWhen security concerns trump architectural grace.
CrampedWhy aren't airplane seats designed more thoughtfully?
A Low-Key High ModernistThe unpretentious houses of Alvar Aalto.
Architecture Is a Team SportSo why do they award the Pritzker Prize to just one person?
Frank Gehry Is BackThe architect's New World Center in Miami is his best work in years.
A Discourse on Emerging Tectonic Visualization and the Effects of Materiality on PraxisOr an essay on the ridiculous way architects talk.
The Really Big ScreenVideo as an architectural element.
The Cities We Want Part I: Do we want urban spaces that are big or small? Spread out or compact? New or old?
Reinventing a D.C. Theater
A Dazzling New D.C. Office Building