Attention Ben Katchor fans. After universally good reviews (including an unabashed rave by Ben Brantley in the New York Times) Ben's musical, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, or The Friends of Dr. Rushower, has extended its run at NYC's…
With countless products claiming the eco-friendly label—many bearing prominent “seals of approval”—a little definition might be in order.
Mainstream science and environmental groups have lambasted it, green customers and clients shun it, and companies are scrambling for alternatives. So why is PVC still so ubiquitous?
Hans Wegner’s midcentury classic suggests that quality craftsmanship may be the ultimate green strategy.
MS&R Architects’ unusual adaptation of five historic industrial buildings made the move of Urban Outfitters’ headquarters from downtown Philadelphia to its decommissioned navy yard a seamless one.
Ilse Crawford answers a few questions on interior design, inspiration, and process—using her thumbs.
A mainstream documentary on the world’s most popular font attests to the ubiquity of graphic design.
This year’s Next Generation winner looks to remake our urban spaces and skies by harnessing the illuminating beauty of the moon.
Starbucks foam and the rise of ambiguous materials
In 2007 the computer gave up taking over the world. Instead the world took over the computer.
Experts said technology would render it a dinosaur, but the lowly cubicle lumbers on.
The perfect marriage of form to function.
Revered by architects and historians, Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute has stood the test of time and become a model for the modern research facility.
Mark Oberholzer explores the urban highway’s potential for wind power.
The recent Zaha Hadid retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York became a battle of architectural wills.
Threatened by a raging real estate market, the Eliot Noyes house faces an uncertain future as his family begins sorting out its preservation options.
On finally reading The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The danger of Jacobs’s legacy lies with developers who co-opt her ideas to justify their megaprojects.
Using recycled materials from the Big Dig, Single Speed Design creates a house of monumental proportions.
Facing steep population decline, Youngstown, Ohio, is repositioning itself.