Opinion

Is Architecture What They’re Really Teaching Us?

I decided to study architecture to help improve the conditions of my city and country. However, after arriving at university, I quickly realized that humanity was far from the focus of my studies.

I decided to study architecture to help improve the conditions of my city and country. However, after arriving at university, I quickly realized that humanity was far from the focus of my studies.

So You Want to Build A Wall?

You say the U.S.–Mexico border wall is not the same thing as the Iron Curtain. But both are symbols of a massive failure to negotiate humane resolutions to complex problems.

So you say the U.S.–Mexico border wall is not the same thing as the Iron Curtain. But both are symbols of a massive failure to negotiate humane resolutions to complex problems.

Can Architecture Provide Solace to the ‘Eternal Now’?

Under our current president, it seems we don’t care, or don’t know how to care, about history. Can our historical buildings help us survive this collective malaise?

Under our current president, it seems we don’t care, or don’t know how to care, about history. Can our historical buildings help us survive this collective malaise?

Artificial Intelligence Won’t Save Us From Being Stupid

The curator of the exhibition "Humans Need Not Apply" warns that the biggest danger in big data and artificial intelligence might be the data we don't have.

The curator of the exhibition “Humans Need Not Apply” warns that the biggest danger in big data and artificial intelligence might be the data we don’t have.

Architecture Enters the Age of Post-Digital Drawing

Setting a design concept to pencil and paper was once considered a core architectural act, but the past two decades’ culture of digital rendering almost killed it. Almost.

Setting a design concept to pencil and paper was once considered a core architectural act, but the past two decades’ culture of digital rendering almost killed it. Almost.

Why Can’t Public Housing Provide Privacy Too?

Why is the goal of private housing to isolate the inhabitant from public life, whereas the goal of public housing is to thrust residents into public view?

The familiar signifiers architects use to describe housing are growing tired and unhelpful for designing new models of living.