The long list of difficulties Renzo Piano faced with this renovation and expansion point to why many architects prefer greenfield builds to infill.
As the world braces for a huge population influx into cities, a new exhibit looks at how scaling infrastructure could improve life in the accompanying "unplanned settlements."
Cities spend big money to retrofit and modernize landscapes built with the world’s most popular construction material—even as others go right on pouring it.
The pioneer of modern architecture inspired hundreds of drab downtowns and suburban corporate office parks. But he had many good ideas that are relevant to citybuilding today
Smoking, junk food, and and alcohol use are wreaking havoc among poor migrants in Asian capitals.
Caserta's La Reggia palace and grounds could bring new energy and a sense of ownership to citizens of a tourist destination—if only it wasn't so hard to get in.
The wildly successful Lawn on D Street is a temporary park that took no tedious city planning. Should we let more urban design emerge organically?
"Branding" revamped neighborhoods for a barely past history can feel like a backhanded homage.
It's the end of the summer, but it's starting to feel like the end of an era.
The Pruitt-Igoe projects were razed in 1972, but their influence on Ferguson's social and financial divides echo today as redevelopment is planned.
Conventional zoning is an outdated barrier against good urbanism, but there's disagreement on the best way forward.
A new survey shows how much food influences the vibrance of urban centers.
A new exhibit at the AIA New York Center for Architecture examines the changing function of parks and other open urban centers.
History views master planners Frederick Law Olmsted and Robert Moses very differently.
"Suburbs are like cholesterol," says Robert A.M. Stern — there's good and there's bad, all to be sensibly calibrated.
You might be sick of hearing about this generation, but two recent surveys show they can't, and shouldn't, be dismissed.
In the relentless Boston bombing anniversary coverage, the tagline on one local news channel is, "Let's Remember, Let's Run." Can we really do both?
The city has been celebrated as an international model. Naturally, it's time for a backlash.
"Common sense has been almost completely lost in my profession," says the architect.