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11.28.09
Architecture
One of my greatest regrets in life is that I missed the golden age of World's Fairs by about a century. I would mope around the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and read The Devil in the White City
09.30.09
Architecture
As a young art history student a few years ago, I worried that I was living through the decline of the art world. I was so caught up in my love for long-dead artists that I couldn't notice the amazing work
10.19.09
Architecture
Reconciling the presence of humanity to the systems of the earth is the central task of architecture. Despite the absolute necessity of developing architectural forms that respond to ecological imperatives, much of today's architecture still regards sustainability as a passing trend,
09.30.09
Architecture
Nobody says 'high-tech' anymore could be the subtitle for my post of the list of ten influential designers for 2010. We've grown accustomed to technology as a part of our everyday life but these ten designers are concerned with how to
11.25.09
Architecture
The bubble of journalistic interest in the United Arab Emirates that grew perilously large in the past few years seems to have popped pretty abruptly. Since Dubai generated most of the interest (most of it puritan disapproval mixed with veiled envy),
05.13.09
Architecture
Anti-phallic architecture isn’t something widely discussed in any realm – be it in art history or gender studies – perhaps because it is rarely both intentional and on a grand scale. Metropolis areas, though beginning to dabble in the
11.26.09
Architecture
This project by Kengo Kuma is a commission from the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt in 2008. Even though this is old news in 'web years' the idea of inflatable temporary buildings seems to be a timely post. With the current
12.30.09
Architecture
The optimism of High Modernism permeated the times and India needed a new capitol city for the Punjab region after the Partition of 1947. Le Corbusier was selected to design a modern idyll, the first planned city in India, Chandigarh. Around
09.30.09
Architecture
Ever since the Industrial Revolution shifted the focus of life from the country to the city, culture has been inextricably linked to the idea of the metropolis: an organism that both captures and creates the spirit of the times. The metropolis
10.27.09
Architecture
The last week has been a blur of airplanes, trains, boats and buses, and so my Cultural Diary is most atypical of my normal daily life. Since my four-year-old son was born, I don’t travel as much as I used to,
09.21.09
Architecture
Every year since 2000, the Serpentine Gallery in London commissions a globally notable architect who has not yet built in the U.K. to design a summer pavilion in their garden in Kensington. From conception to completion is six months, after
06.01.10
Architecture
While most of the high-profile architectural innovation in the Gulf is derided for its wasteful luxury (Versace-funded air conditioned beaches, indoor mountains), the region’s desire for novelty and willingness to experiment could prove an incubator for progressive design. Moreover, the Gulf
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