Author: Stephen Zacks

The Magic Lantern

A masterful addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum by Steven Holl Architects brightens the landscape of midtown Kansas City and pushes the limits for daylighting exhibition spaces.

The DNA of Science Labs

Can architecture help produce paradigm-shifting discoveries? A research center by Rafael Viñoly aims to find out what makes scientists—and the human mind—tick.

Great Plains Urbanism

The conservative, pragmatic Midwestern city of Omaha, Nebraska, institutes one of the country’s most progressive sets of urban-design standards.

Go Team!

HOK Sport’s Dennis Wellner describes his partnership with Peter Eisenman on the design of the new Arizona Cardinals stadium in Phoenix.

The Great Divide

With a border running through the center of Nicosia—and politicians squabbling—architects and planners on the opposing sides prepare for the city’s eventual reunification.

Step into Design

Despite its alarming size, Phaidon Design Classics is actually surprisingly thrifty. Each of the 999 industrially manufactured objects featured in its three encyclopedic volumes is illustrated, most by a photograph that perfectly balances a sparse entertaining story about its creation…

Out of the Computer

Virginia San Fratello tries to convert her Next Generation® prize-winning proposal for a Hydro Wall from digital rendering to material prototype.