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Michael Sorkin

Author Bios

Michael Sorkin

Architecture Critic

Michael Sorkin, The Nation’s architecture critic, is the author of numerous books on architecture and is also the principal of Michael Sorkin Studio, a New York City–based design firm devoted to practical and theoretical projects with a special interest in cities and green architecture.


News and Features

In their defense of “tradition” against the liberating potential of architecture, Prince Charles and Xi Jinping find unlikely common ground.

Architecture lets us speak of the spoken indirectly.

How Michael Bloomberg turned architecture into a sixty-four-ounce Coke.

Micro-apartments have become trendy in planning circles, but their austerity is just another limit on the aspirations of the poor.

The amount of affordable housing in New York City is shrinking, and Mayor de Blasio’s development plans might not reverse the trend.

Inclusionary zoning laws are among the few tools left to ensure the creation of affordable housing.

MoMA’s new expansion plans represent avant-gardism at its most deracinated.

The urbanization of China and infusion of Western forms amounts to a second Cultural Revolution.

Real estate has become an extractive industry, mining the air for property.