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Remaking (Some of) San Diego


Makers Quarter is an experiment in bottom-up planning.: San Diego’s latest megaproject, Makers Quarter, is downtown redevelopment with a twist.

Feature> Rancho Deluxe


Orange County's Rancho Mission Viejo is a community-oriented suburban development that seeks a close relationship with the land.: Although it is difficult to believe after traveling around the gated communities of Southern California, not all large greenfield developments here greedily eat up open space and destroy their native landscapes.

Contemporary Casita


TEN Arquitectos creates a modular pavilion for a Bronx Community Garden.: On September 18, at a ceremony marking the renovation of the Willis Avenue Community Garden in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) unveiled a prototype of a structure that has the potential to transform the city’s community garden culture.

Review> Layers Upon Layers


Stephanie Leontiadis reads Future Times Square; Compression vs. Distribution.: Future Times Square; Compression vs.

Radlab Makes Music with Moire


Undulating birch walls create pockets of privacy in an apartment building lobby.: (Continue reading.)

Design at Work> 88Nine Radio Milwaukee


HGA brings the community into this Milwaukee radio station headquarters.: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee knew it could not build just any office when it relocated to a new home in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood.

Back To The Future


Olson Kundig proposes redevelopment of Spokane World's Fair site.: For six months in 1974, the City of Spokane, Washington, held the first environmentally themed world’s exposition on a 100-acre site along the Spokane River.

The Mayor's Mandate


Affordable housing to be required in rezoned projects in New York City.: In the Bloomberg years, developers were often presented with a choice: they could build a denser building if they agreed to make a certain portion of it affordable.

The Helsinki Effect


Guggenheim competition draws huge interest, but project remains disputed.: Multimedia: View a slideshow of many of the proposals on the AN Blog.

Q+A> Hernan Diaz Alonso


New director, new directions at SCI-Arc.: SCI-Arc’s Board of Directors recently announced that Hernan Diaz Alonso, long-standing professor and founder of the firm Xefirotarch, will be taking the helm of the school after Eric Owen Moss’ tenure is up in September, 2015.

Open> Samosa House


Digbar and Jay Fisher give this Indian restaurant a colorful interior.: Samosa House 3200 West Sunset Blvd.

KANVA's Edison Residence Animates History


Photo-engraved concrete connects past and present in Montreal student housing.: (Continue reading.)

Comment> Signs and the City


This summer's controversy over Donald Trump's shiny new sign is just the latest chapter in a long history of such debates in Chicago.: Earlier this summer, Chicago was abuzz over the large illuminated Trump sign recently installed on the building designed by SOM’s Adrian Smith, a structure that was completed several years ago.

Revitalizing the East River


Mathews Nielsen's phased approach to transforming Manhattan's Upper Esplanade.: Reclaiming the waterfront as public open space has been one of the most prominent and transformative design initiatives in New York City for the past decade.


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