SHoP’s new partner, Vishaan Chakrabarti, promises to turbo-charge a firm already operating at full speed.
Project H Design Flickr Photo Scott Timberg’s article “The Architecture Meltdown” (Salon, February 4, 2012) asks the question “Where does architecture go from here?” without offering an answer, so I will. The piece makes a compelling case for the demise of…
Socially responsible design is a whole lot harder than it looks.
Is widely available computer software taking the “wow” out of wow-inducing buildings?
What are the implications for industrial designers if the strongest consumer impulse becomes not buying?
A big-box retailer arrives in hipster Brooklyn and (shockingly) fails to end the world as we know it.
A daring new building by one of our quietly great firms shouldn’t really come as a surprise.
A visit to the Koolhaas-designed student center in Chicago places our columnist in a real quandary.
A new waterfront development has our laissez-faire columnist gasping in horror.
His prodigious talent, outsize personality, and unparalleled ability to generate press revolutionized design.
The form-follows-function principle that guided industrial design for the past 70 years is fast becoming obsolete.
Architects can’t resist the lure of buildings—even if the brief doesn’t really call for them.
Quick: think of a good contemporary memorial. No, not that one we’ve all heard quite enough about: Maya Lin’s shrine to the Vietnam War—a wonderful thing, a bolt from the blue, a one-in-a-million shot—a modern design that people actually respond…
Michael Graves’s work for Target may be his most enduring legacy.