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Posts in category “Architecture”

Did the State Destroy the Best Model for Affordable Urban Housing?

Working and middle-class cooperative buildings were an invention of civil society.

Posted November 10th, 2017

The Infinite Suburb Is an Academic Joke

No matter what the techno-narcissists like to say.

Posted October 27th, 2017

The Perfect Apartment Building Is Hiding in Plain Sight

A century ago, unencumbered by zoning, developers built humane urban residences for the middle class.

Posted September 22nd, 2017

When Historic Preservation Depends on Gentrification

To survive, smaller cities need economic and cultural capital.

Posted July 7th, 2017

Golden Age of Classicism

Notre Dame’s architecture school is rebuilding the traditional city.

Posted June 30th, 2017

Will Eisenhower Ever Have a Fitting Memorial?

The project’s leaders seemed resigned to mediocrity. Critics want a full reboot.

Posted March 8th, 2017