Architecture

Waterfronts and Preservation: Are They at Odds?

Red Hook flooded photo courtesy The Brownstoner Whether you call her Hurricane, Superstorm, or Frankenstorm, Sandy has brought devastation, destruction, and lasting change to our waters’ edge. Across New York City and the tri-state region, neighborhoods glimpsed the climate change…

Three Factors to Consider in Restoring Exposed Concrete

An irregular hairline crack in the concrete chimney of Le Corbusier’s Dominican Monastery of La Tourette (Éveux, France; completed 1960). From Walking through Le Corbusier by José Baltanás (London: Thames and Hudson, 2005), p16. Our last post, “Materials and Building…

A Way Around the Eisenhower Memorial Impasse

After more than a decade of planning, the future of the presidential memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower, at least as conceived by architect Frank Gehry, is no longer certain. In September, the National Capital Planning Commission declined for the second…

Designing Hospitals in Asia With Cultural Sensitivity

  How can architects expand Western science and medicine into parts of the world with different cultural and traditional values? Western designers have been designing healthcare facilities across the world since colonial times. For centuries, the flow of medical knowledge…

Q&A: Paul Goldberger on Architecture Criticism

Paul Goldberger, Photo by James Callanan It’s rare to find someone willing to pay for opinions these days, and rarer still to be known for them. Yet, Paul Goldberger has crafted a career by objectively navigating the subjective. As an arbiter…