A Brutalist complex meant to represent progressive government through ambitious design is no longer. What happened to Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center?
An interview with Alex Bozikovic, architecture critic and co-author of a guide to the city’s expansive building stock.
Gordon Bunshaft was a singular force behind Modernist architecture in America. Now his greatest gift to his hometown may be at risk.
Architect Moshe Safdie talks about his most celebrated project and how it still influences housing today.
The 79-year-old architect discusses how openness in architecture makes for safer, happier places.
One cartographer has done the heavy lifting, and rail fans are pumped.
An early ‘60s film captures the allure of the Soviet-style apartment living. More than 50 years later, these same housing complexes are facing deterioration and demolition.
Camilo Jose Vergara reflects on what he’s learned from photographing the city since the early ‘90s.
Bold on the outside, campy on the inside—the Buckminster Fuller and Cambridge Seven Associates project showed visitors that the world’s superpower could have fun, too.
New audiences can relive Chermayeff and Geismar’s visual standards made for the agency in 1977.
A Q&A with Matt Tyrnauer, director of Citizen Jane: Battle For The City.
“Osaka Show” shows off the surprisingly progressive (and fun) side of state television under Francisco Franco.
The Toronto Transit Commission and the National Ballet of Canada have the antidote to the depressing “If You See Something, Say Something.”
[Extremely French voice] “Dallas.”
A short documentary on the 2008 Pritzker Prize winner doesn’t show his eccentric creative process—just the fruits of it.
University campuses, affordable housing, and absurdly grand state building complexes define the liberal legacy of the former New York Republican.
Lurking in the background of today’s Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses stories is a man who had a little bit of both in his soul.
The grim prefab Khrushchyovka helped solve the USSR’s housing crisis after World War II. Now, Moscow plans to demolish 8,000 of them, displacing more than 1.5 million people. Should any be preserved for posterity?
A cartoon from a romcom uses humor to criticize formulaic apartment construction under Brezhnev.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the De Stijl movement, Richard Meier’s only project in the Netherlands is getting an extremely Dutch treatment.