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  • Unidad independencia post earthquake housing architectural review 002

    From the jaws of disaster: social housing solutions in MexicoSubscription

    Essay21 August, 2019

    The devastation wrought by powerful earthquakes in Mexico in 1985 and 2017 spurred the architectural community to revisit social housing, but sometimes proposals were wrought for no more than media attention

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    Beyond the horizon: Casa Wabi near Oaxaca by Tadao AndoSubscription

    Building26 April, 2019

    Poised between land and sea, the architect’s scheme for the Casa Wabi art foundation explores the tension between the precision of a Japanese sensibility and the lush profusion of a Mexican coastal landscape

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    Ada Louise Huxtable (1921-2013)Subscription

    Essay13 March, 2019

    Ada Louise Huxtable made history as the first full-time architecture critic at a US newspaper when she joined the New York Times, and was later awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1970

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    Elizabeth Diller: ‘Trump is producing an activist generation’VideoSubscription

    Film8 March, 2019

    Winner of the Jane Drew Prize 2019, Elizabeth Diller, co-founder of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, talks Trump, High Lines and the state of American architecture when we catch her at the Women in Architecture awards in March 2019

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    Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986)Subscription

    Essay21 February, 2019

    The architect of Pruitt-Igoe and the World Trade Center survived a life of racial discrimination and blame laid for the demise of the Modernist dream – but did not live to see the revisionist movement that asserts the underfunded Pruitt-Igoe’s fate was predetermined

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    Fashion victims: the preservation and evolution of the Museum of Contemporary Art San DiegoSubscription

    Building8 February, 2019

    Buildings such as Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates’ Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego should not be embalmed, but pursuing fads can be equally compromising

  • Design earth web

    Design Earth: ‘a drawing is an argument about the world’Subscription

    Essay24 January, 2019

    In the face of unthinkable, catastrophic climate change, Design Earth’s speculative architecture means to tell new stories, to render our environmental future sensible, or legible to the senses

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    Clorindo Testa (1923-2013)Subscription

    Essay21 January, 2019

    Architect to the National Library of the Argentine Republic and the Bank of London in Buenos Aires, the fanciful Clorindo Testa is a mainstay of modern Argentine architecture

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    Revisit: Biblioteca VasconcelosSubscription

    Building7 January, 2019

    Mexico City’s national lending library by Alberto Kalach + TAX allows for an unintentional plurality of inhabitation and experience

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    Volcanic panache: Ampuero Yutronic, UK & ChileSubscription

    Building9 November, 2018

    Ampuero Yutronic’s black-stained Casa Hualle in Pucón, Chile, is evocative of both the volcanic stone-clad houses and the agricultural sheds of the region

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