Cathryn Drake

Model Citizens

A pair of Dutch artists aims to empower a Cairo community with a fantastically detailed miniature replica.

Born Again

After stumbling onto a neglected Modern chapel, architect William Rey Ashfield is leading the effort to restore it.

Pacis Moderna

After more than half a century of stagnation, the Eternal City lives up to its name and makes peace with Modern architecture.

Venice’s ‘Moses’ Dam: Salvation or Curse?

The topic of conversation this summer in Venice, Italy, is the $3 billion MoSE (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico), a series of 78 hinged movable steel gates that officials hope will stop the flooding that is destroying the fabled city. The gates are comprised of linked water-filled steel containers that, when pumped with air, will rise to block seawater from entering the…