In the 1980s, a pro football quarterback-turned-politician championed big ideas to revitalize America’s cities. It didn’t work.
A conversation with the trio of authors behind a new book about the Steel City’s mid-20th-century transformation.
The chain-link fences are finally down at Boston’s long-closed Government Services Center, thanks to some clever design updates.
As this 1958 Charles and Ray Eames film shows, Dulles was truly designed for modern air travel.
It’s now a fantasy-steeped hotel honoring the airport design of a bygone era, but the TWA Flight Center at New York’s JFK Airport was never quite real.
The late architect and planner had some very big ideas for Oklahoma City in the 1960s. But the final result wasn’t exactly what he had in mind.
Also: The history of New York City’s playgrounds, and can there be a “Fairbnb?”
Artist Kurt Treeby’s small tissue-box replicas of threatened and razed modern architecture mix cuteness with contemplation and mourning.
Brian Rose’s new book uses the deeply troubled New Jersey city as a window into how a developer-turned-president operates.
A roundup of reads for fans of Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, and other big names of the Bauhaus art and design movement.
Despite changes in architectural fashion and a debate over its future, the Brutalist Atlanta-Fulton Central Library will live on.
Also: Will Pittsburgh’s gun control laws get more black people killed? And how to plug into your local music scene.
A special series that reflects on the Bauhaus school on its 100th anniversary—from the roots of its ideas to how its concepts impacted an impure world.
The architect and dean of the Yale School of Architecture speaks to CityLab about her work, her industry, and the cities she loves working in.
Artist William Wegman’s famous Weimaraners are now immortalized in mosaics in the New York subway.
A new exhibit highlights the Modernist architect’s little-known designs made while working in Asia.
Thanks to tireless work by the Moscow Museum of Design, a forgotten institute’s lost work is being introduced to a new generation of designers.
A documentary by Vancouver-based graphic designer Greg Durrell explores the surprisingly rich history behind the nation’s postwar design culture.
Architecture writer Sam Lubell and photographer Darren Bradley reveal the hidden gems and greatest hits of postwar design along the Eastern Seaboard.
Designers Peter Chermayeff and Tom Geismar talk about how they gave the MBTA an enduring makeover.
At a Toronto station that fed fans into the city’s hockey arena, a 1985 mural that depicted the Maple Leafs’ biggest rival enraged team owner Harold Ballard.