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.
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.
A blueprint for the Barack Obama presidential library.
No one has been more loving or lucid in his depiction, criticism and celebration of urbanity.
A call for architects to refuse to design chambers of living death.
The architecture of the new World Trade Center buildings emphasizes that their business is none of ours.
Why is Léon Krier defending anew the work of the Third Reich’s master builder?