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Piercing the Sky


TxDOT is considering removing part of an elevated freeway next to downtown Houston, architects are proposing to save it and turn it into a public amenity.: The public debut of the Texas Department of Transportation’s $6 billion plan to re-route I-45 around downtown Houston has citizens, planners, and city leaders atwitter about whether to demolish or repurpose a section of freeway known as the Pierce Elevated.

A Game of Tetris


5468796 Architecture stacks pixels in Toronto's East End.: Melding development interests with inspired design is no easy affair for an aspiring young firm, but Winnipeg’s 5468796 Architecture is, quite literally, pushing the box with a new residential project in Toronto.

Design at Work> Kickstarter Headquarters


Ole Sondresen Architect creates a headquarters for the popular crowdfunding site in an old Brooklyn warehouse.: For Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding site, the Do-it-Yourself, entrepreneurial mission is embedded not only in the thousands of creative projects it helps to bring to life, but also in its own ethos and day-to-day operations.

Review> In Service of Architecture


Sacred Spaces: Contemporary Religious Architecture by James Pallister is a mix of celebrated and obscure spaces of worship from around the world.: Sacred Spaces: Contemporary Religious Architecture By James Pallister Phaidon, $70 Humanity has been inventing deities from earliest times; indeed our sp

Ando Add-on


Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis brings back Tadao Ando to expand his 2001 gallery.: On May 1, St.

Choice Seats: Creative Chair Designs


Ready to revitalize a living room in a summer home, these freewheeling, fashionable chair designs offer comfort as well as outstanding styling.: (Continue reading.)

Obit> Jon Jerde, 1940-2015


Christopher Carradine remembers the revolutionary architect and Disney Imagineer.: Jon Jerde was so much more than an Architect revolutionary.

Hot Botany


Landscape architects West 8 selected to master plan Houston Botanic Garden.: Houston’s flourishing arts and culture firmament stands to gain another leg-up, with master plans for the first Houston Botanic Garden underway.

Glass & Concrete Arts Center by Machado & Silvetti


Curved curtain wall and textured composite rain screen create a new focal point on the Hamilton College campus.: (Continue reading.)

Open> Loews Chicago Hotel


Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Simeone Deary Design Group pay homage to Chicago.: Loews Chicago Hotel 455 N.

Review> Motor Mural


Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit explores the Motown work of these twin giants of Mexican art.

Review> Laying Down the Law


The Courthouses of Central Texas by San Antonio architect Brantley Hightower is a succinct tribute to one of the most admired groups of buildings in the state.

House Hunting


Los Angeles sustainability plan prompts architects to help solve housing crisis.: If there’s a better city for residential design than Los Angeles, the world’s architects have not found it.

The View for a Few


Amenity gardens are the latest trophy spaces for luxury real estate developments in New York.: 150 Charles Street Designed by Dirtworks Landscape Architecture atop a new building by COOKFOX Architects, 150 Charles includes 30,000 square feet of landscaped and outdoor space, including rooftops, public and private terraces, and courtyards.

Studio Visit> Moore Ruble Yudell


This California firm engages communities to create informed, context-specific designs.: For Santa Monica firm Moore Ruble Yudell (MRY), architecture does not simply emerge from the confines of the office.

Portfolio> Latin America in Construction


MoMA exhibit explores the second wave of Latin American modernism.: An exhibition at MoMA, Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980, closing on July 19, looks at the period when the euphoria and utopianism associated with the modern movement gave way to a more critical view of architecture’s promises and limitations in this rapidly urbanizing region.

Barclays Bald Spot Banished


Take an exclusive video tour of the Barclays Center's under-construction green roof.: (Continue reading.)

Home & Away: Residential & Commercial Furnishings


Thanks to the increasingly sophisticated tastes of clients and consumers, itts becoming harder to discern a distinct boundary between residential and commercial furnishings.: (Continue reading.)

Review> Mystery Man


Coy Howard's new book evinces the potentiality of digital architecture, evoking an amorphous sense of place over representation.: The Thickening of Time By Coy Howard SCI-Arc (Continue reading.)

Comment> John Pastier


A-list architects occupy Silicon Valley with planned Google headquarters leading the way.: In its 70-year plus history, Silicon Valley hasn’t been an incubator of outstanding architecture or a significant patron of A-list architects.


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