Architecture

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The Washington That Never Was

A new exhibit explores the history of failed building proposals in the nation's capital

Flickr/Ganesha.isis

Can Modern Architecture Ever Gain Favor in Historic Neighborhoods?

The San Francisco Chronicle's architecture critic weighs in on his city's epic preservation battles

Patrick Norguet

A McDonald's for Architecture Snobs

Forget tacky counters and mass-produced booths. This French McDonald's offers a sleek design for the modern family

eldo

An Architecture Firm That Likes Its Urbanism 'Messy'

Kansas City's eldo has managed to merge modern design and 'hyper functionality' in its latest set of projects

Mark Byrnes

How Porches, Towel Warmers, and Floor Tiles Explain Our Changing Society

A survey on trends in home design offers surpising insights into the American zeitgeist

Courtesy John King

John King on Watching a City Change Through its Buildings

The San Francisco Chronicle's urban design critic examines the buildings that define his city

Andre Langenus

Crazy for Containers

Shipping container designs have become so ubiquitous they've merited their own exhibition

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New Life for Chicago's Least Popular Waterway

Architect Jeanne Gang wants to remake Bubbly Creek into a destination

Brian Rose

Designing for Density Doesn't Have to Be Ugly, or Scary

San Francisco-based architect David Baker finds beauty in buildings that house lots of people

Flickr/Time_Anchor

The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

How suburban storage units and big box food stores brought down the economy

Affordable Housing That Doesn't Scream 'Affordable'

Free from stigma and institutional homogeneity, these good looking buildings are in a class by themselves

Thermal Cities/Steve Lowe

CAT Scans for Cities

Researchers are using thermal imaging to diagnose energy efficiency in the built environment

Flickr user: "raindog" under a Creative Commons License

Civic Symbolism: A Survey of City Hall Architecture

Which city hall buildings manage to capture something specific about a city's culture?

Yerwada Slum Upgrading Project, Pune, India, courtesy SDI

Design With, Instead of for, the Other 90%

A new exhibit reveals how architects and designers are embracing community participation in developing world projects

Courtesy Oregon Sustainability Center

Portland Commits to the World's Greenest Office Building

The Oregon Sustainability Center seeks to become America’s first project to meet the Living Building Challenge

Toronto's Modernist Architecture: A Love Letter

A short film by Davide Tonizzo shows off the city's sometimes forgotten mid-century buildings