Marie Doezema

Marie Doezema is a journalist in Paris.

A building resembling stacks of metal blocks with round windows, in a commercial district.

Time Is Running Out for Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower

The famous example of Japanese Metabolist architecture was headed for demolition—but a reprieve may be on the horizon.

A Bus for Learning and Unlearning the Bauhaus Legacy

With their traveling project, the Savvy Contemporary collective hopes to examine power relations in the context of globalization and the impact of these on design and ideas.

A worker walks through a glass-enclosed hallway facing a courtyard at St. Olav's Hospital in Trondheim, Norway.

With a Deadline In Place, Norway Warms Up to Universal Design

A hospital in Trondheim is a laboratory of sorts for the state’s ambitious plan to embrace a different way of creating buildings, transit, and even websites by 2025.

Children playing on a beach in Mogadishu surrounded by small fishing boats and historic ruins.

Making 3-D Models to Recreate Somalia’s Architectural History

One architecture student’s “bedroom project” has become a multimedia quest to understand the war-torn nation’s architectural history.

Start-up office space

Paris's Answer to Silicon Valley Is Inside a Refurbished Train Depot

Open since last summer, Station F wants to cultivate a more inclusive and diverse version of American-style entrepreneurship in France.

What Can the Paris Olympics Do For Saint-Denis?

While less exorbitant than previous Summer Games, many question why the working class suburb has to depend on it in order to receive critical infrastructure investments. Some are still hoping to stop the mega-event from happening.

People wait for a bus to leave the reception center for migrants and refugees near Porte de La Chapelle.

A Hopeful Solution For Paris's Asylum-Seekers Unravels

A 400-bed shelter north of the city was supposed to be a model for the rest of France. One year in, it’s “anything but humanitarian and devalues the refugees.”

Inside the ‘City of Women’

A refuge to only a small portion of the millions displaced by violence in Colombia, it still offers a powerful model of resistance and rebuilding.

An 'Experimental Western' Captures Philadelphia's Riding Culture

A look at the work of French-Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa, including his 2013 film, Horse Day.

Turning a Suburban Architectural Experiment Into a Community Hub

Just north of Paris, Julien Beller’s Le 6B collective in Saint-Denis has given new life to a formerly abandoned building and its blue-collar neighborhood.

Rethinking the Refugee Camp

As displacement rises from crises around the globe, the need to provide meaningful and sustainable communities for migrants grows.

Exploring French Identity Through a Suburban Clinic

In Alice Diop’s La Permanence, patients unveil the traumas that forced them from their homes and led them to France’s suburbs.