Architecture

Carlos Berger's memorial

Chile’s Battle for Memory: A Report From the Latest Front Chile’s Battle for Memory: A Report From the Latest Front

The fight over a memorial to my friend Carlos Berger and other victims of the Caravan of Death reveals that there are still many in Chile who resist the lessons of our country’s tr...

Feb 22, 2023 / Ariel Dorfman

The Most Dangerous Architect in America

The Most Dangerous Architect in America The Most Dangerous Architect in America

Gregory Ain wanted to create social housing in Los Angeles. Dogged by the FBI, his hope for more egalitarian architecture never came to be.

Dec 21, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Kate Wolf

Proposed design for a mosquito screen erected over Washington, D.C.

The Half Measures of Public Health Architecture The Half Measures of Public Health Architecture

To build better cities, architects must not only take on projects related to our health; they must confront the contradictions of their plutocratic funding model.

Sep 14, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Brook

Searching for Local Identity in “The Bear” and “Chicago Party Aunt”

Searching for Local Identity in “The Bear” and “Chicago Party Aunt” Searching for Local Identity in “The Bear” and “Chicago Party Aunt”

The FX drama and Netflix animation both attempt to embody the city of Chicago. That’s an increasingly difficult task when the city itself is a jumbled simulacrum of its own past.

Aug 25, 2022 / Ryan Zickgraf

Buckminster Fuller’s Hall of Mirrors

Buckminster Fuller’s Hall of Mirrors Buckminster Fuller’s Hall of Mirrors

Alec Nevala-Lee’s new biography assesses the complicated legacy of an architect better known for his image than his work.

Feb 1, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Luis Martinez

Why Does Utopian Architecture Suck?

Why Does Utopian Architecture Suck? Why Does Utopian Architecture Suck?

Our plans to rethink the built environment keep going awry.

Jul 14, 2021 / Feature / Kate Wagner

Italy Covid

Letter From Italy Letter From Italy

“It’s as quiet in our street as it was a year ago.”

Apr 21, 2021 / Something Is Happening Here / Daisy Cockburn

In Memoriam: Michael Sorkin, 1948–2020

In Memoriam: Michael Sorkin, 1948–2020 In Memoriam: Michael Sorkin, 1948–2020

Michael Sorkin was The Nation’s architecture critic from 2013 to 2020.

Apr 2, 2020 / Editorial / Mike Davis

Notre Dame Cathedral

Living in the Shadow of Notre Dame Living in the Shadow of Notre Dame

I remained in shock, horrified at the devastation so close to me, in the heart of Paris.

May 7, 2019 / Between Us, We Cover the World / Benoît Duteurtre

The Bare Ruined Choirs of Notre Dame

The Bare Ruined Choirs of Notre Dame The Bare Ruined Choirs of Notre Dame

This monument to medieval faith will surely be rebuilt—by the techno-mobilization of capitalist individualism.

Apr 22, 2019 / Richard Lingeman

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