Architecture

Renowned architect David Adjaye

Architecture’s Labor Problem Architecture’s Labor Problem

The field tolerates misogyny, racism, and worker exploitation. No wonder it produced David Adjaye.

Jul 31, 2023 / Kate Wagner

“The Nation” Names Kate Wagner Architecture Correspondent

“The Nation” Names Kate Wagner Architecture Correspondent “The Nation” Names Kate Wagner Architecture Correspondent

From homes to offices, parks to parking lots, Wagner will cover the politics of built space under late-stage capitalism.

Jul 3, 2023 / no-paywall / Press Room

Visitors, employees, and future residents stand at the topping-out ceremony for a residential building in Frankfurt, Germany.

Living Communally Can Make Us Less Lonely Living Communally Can Make Us Less Lonely

We’ve been convinced that single-family houses on our own plots of land or isolated flats in towers signal success. Yet, for many of us, these habitats prove far from ideal.

Jun 28, 2023 / Kristen R. Ghodsee

Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center in Goshen, N.Y.

Stop Gatekeeping Architecture Stop Gatekeeping Architecture

We all inhabit, and therefore participate in, the built environment.

Apr 7, 2023 / Kate Wagner

A view of 6 World Trade Center, the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, with the one World Trade Center in the background

Everyone Deserves Grandeur Everyone Deserves Grandeur

A new performing arts center in New York’s Financial District demonstrates the problem with the city’s beautiful, expensive buildings.

Apr 6, 2023 / Editorial / Marianela D’Aprile

Single-Stair Layouts Are Not Going to Fix the Housing Crisis

Single-Stair Layouts Are Not Going to Fix the Housing Crisis Single-Stair Layouts Are Not Going to Fix the Housing Crisis

They’re a good idea, but they’re not going to liberate us from capitalism.

Mar 31, 2023 / Kate Wagner

We Cannot Countenance Windowless Bedrooms

We Cannot Countenance Windowless Bedrooms We Cannot Countenance Windowless Bedrooms

Sunlight is not an amenity; it’s a basic human necessity.

Mar 21, 2023 / Kate Wagner

DALL-E's passable attempt at a modernist apartment block.

No, AI Is Not “Disrupting” Architecture No, AI Is Not “Disrupting” Architecture

It’s just making it that much less interesting.

Mar 17, 2023 / Kate Wagner

A draughtsman, circa 1940.

What’s the Matter With Contemporary Architecture? What’s the Matter With Contemporary Architecture?

In his new book, Reinier de Graaf attempts to work out why his profession appears to be at an impasse.

Mar 22, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Marianela D’Aprile

Liberating Our Homes From the Real Estate–Industrial Complex

Liberating Our Homes From the Real Estate–Industrial Complex Liberating Our Homes From the Real Estate–Industrial Complex

Having a personal aesthetic at home has become financially detrimental.

Mar 13, 2023 / Kate Wagner

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