Reference Page: January 2011

Sister Tract
In Denver, the nuns of St. Francis recently moved into Casa Chiara, a new solar-powered monastery where the seven Sisters can live “with gentle courtesy toward all creation”. It’s no surprise that they’re so concerned about the environment. In 1979, Pope John Paul II rebranded Francis as the patron saint “of those who promote ecology.” Granted, St. Francis wasn’t an environmentalist in the contemporary sense of the word, but he did love animals and “spent a third to half of each year praying in nature and the wilderness,” Steel Yard generation, the revitalization of Providence, Rhode Island, was led by former mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, a charismatic politician known for his toupees and authentic marinara sauce. In his more than 20 years in office, the “Prince of Providence” helped create attractive river walks and a vibrant downtown arts-and-entertainment district. He later spent four years in jail on racketeering and corruption charges. Freed in 2007, he resurfaced without a toupee but with a new radio show on WPRO. In his free time, he also hosts culinary tours of his beloved city.

Photo credits for “Baby Rems”:
Rem Koolhaas: Blommers + Schumm/courtesy OMA; Willem-Jan Neutelings: portrait, courtesy Neutelings Riedijk Architecten; project, Sarah Blee/courtesy Neutelings Riedijk Architecten; Farshi Moussavi: portrait, Valerie Bennett/courtesy FOA; project, courtesy FOA; Zaha Hadid: portrait, Steve Double/courtesy Zaha Hadid; project, Luke Hayes/courtesy Zaha Hadid; Winy Mass: portrait, Rob’t Hart/courtesy MVRDV; project, Edmund Sumner/courtesy MVRDV; Mattias Sauerbruch: portrait, Wilfried Dechau/courtesy Sauerbruch Hutton; project, courtesy Sauerbruch Hutton; Laurinda Spear: portrait, Maggie Silverstein/courtesy Arquitectonica; project, courtesy Arquitectonica; Jeanne Gang: portrait, Chris Kitahara/courtesy Studio Gang Architects; project, courtesy Studio Gang Architects; Dan Wood and Amale Andraos: portrait, Andy French/courtesy WORKac; project, courtesy WORKac; Matthias Hollwich: portrait, Noah Kalina/courtesy HWKN; project, MINI/courtesy HWKN; Fernando Romero: portrait, Juan Carlos Polanco/ourtesy LAR; project, Adam Wiseman/courtesy LAR; Galia Solomonoff: Manuel Rearte, Simon Rearte/courtesy Solomonoff Architecture Studio; Markus Schaefer: portrait, courtesy Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG; project, Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG (visualization by Raumgleiter); Joshua Prince-Remus: portrait, Art Strieber/courtesy REX; project, Iwan Baan/courtesy REX; Bjarke Ingels: Jakob Glatt/courtesy BIG; project, courtesy BIG; Ole Scheeren: portrait, courtesy Buro Ole Scheeren; project, courtesy OMA and Ole Scheeren; Kate Orff: courtesy SCAPE; Jeffrey Inaba: portrait, Darien Williams; project, Greg Irikura/courtesy INABA

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