Architecture

Design Guide NYC 2012: Flatiron

Centered around the iconic Flatiron Building, the area boasts an array of design destinations, lovely parks, celebrated dining options, and a glut of retail shops and showrooms. Here, we’ve listed the area’s best. Check out the Metropolis Design Guide for…

Places that Work: A Generative Space

Wilson Hospice House, designed by Perkins + Will, won the 2011 Caritas Project’s Generative Space Award. It is definitely a space that works. The recognition the hospice has received is appropriate because its design has a special psychological effect on…

The Not-So-Hidden Agenda Against Gehry's DC Memorial

Images courtesy Eisenhower Memorial Commission This morning I received a breathless (as in, accusatory! alarming!) press release from an organization called the National Civic Art Society. They’re the Washington-based group that’s orchestrated much of the opposition to Frank Gehry’s proposed design…

Celebrate Spring at the Brooklyn Bridge Park

It's hard to believe that spring is here. Almost more surprising than being able to wear shorts in March is the fact that the great concrete jungle that’s New York City actually has a wide array of brightly colored native…

An Appreciation of Mies, in Photographs

All photos courtesy Paul Clemence As we celebrate Mies's 126th birthday, (March 27, 1886) we think of his legacy. If you’re a New Yorker, the Seagram Building (built between 1954 and 1958) comes to mind. I first knew about that…

Milestone for Emerging Architects

As we, at the American Institute of Architects’ Young Architects Forum (AIA YAF) www.aia.org/yaf celebrate our 20 year anniversary, we find ourselves at a critical moment regarding the future of our chosen profession. Every day and too often we hear…

Profile: Charlie Miller, Green Roof Pioneer

Charlie Miller, P.E., has been fomenting a quiet, green roof revolution in this country for years. So quiet that you may not have heard of it, or him. It's a steep climb up narrow, carpeted stairs to the modest Roofmeadow…