• Peter Zumthor, RIBA Gold Medalist

    The Royal Institute of British Architects acknowledged the lifetime practice of architect Peter Zumthor with the Royal Gold Medal, the U.K.'s most prestigious architecture prize.

  • American Stories

    The Kennedy Center announced that 2012 AIA Gold Medalist Steven Holl, FAIA, will design a $100 million expansion for the Kennedy Center, one that could connect the national performing-arts center to the rest of Washington, D.C.

  • Party at PS1

    CODA's 'Party Wall,' a modular series of mini-stages whose skateboard-deck cladding can be used as seating, succeeds HWKN's 'Wendy' as this year's Young Architects Program winner at MoMA PS1.

  • SOM Leads the 2013 Young Architects Awards

    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Chicago office is home to 3 of the 15 honorees named by the AIA for the 2013 Young Architects Award, a program now in its 20th year.

  • Building Leaders: Register Now

    More than 200 education sessions and tours will be held at the 2013 AIA National Convention, which takes place on June 20–22. Registration to attend and participate is now open.

  • Bring the U.S. to the Biennale

    The State Department is now accepting applications for groups interested in organizing the U.S. presence at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, which takes place in 2014.

  • Design Day at Businessweek

    The award-winning Bloomberg Businessweek hosted Design 2013, its first-ever design conference, at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.

  • Jujuy Redux, Rosario, Argentina.

    Jujuy Redux

    Rosario, Argentina / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S and MSA

  • Charles David Keeling Apartments at UC San Diego.

    Charles David Keeling Apartments

    La Jolla, Calif. / KieranTimberlake

  • The Queen of New York

    Mark Lamster remembers Ada Louise Huxtable: her early years as a protégé of Philip Johnson and her rise to patrician status in New York City

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    Solar Sunscreen, Consolidated Forensic Laboratory

    The high-performance facility in Washington, D.C., by HOK uses a dynamic façade to draw in sunlight without the heat.

  • Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable Dies at 91

    The dean of architecture criticism had a career spanning more than 60 years, including tenures at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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    Wave of Contrast

    Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti’s pavilion brings the era of digital design to this French landmark. The controversy has been conspicuous in its absence.

  • Flynn Mews House, 43 Pembroke Lane, Dublin.

    Flynn Mews House

    Dublin, Ireland / Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects

  • The Architecture Exhibits You Need To See in 2013

    In 2013, architectural photographers past and present get their due while New York hosts its biggest Le Corbusier show ever. These exhibits and others mark the most promising shows of the coming year.

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    Daeyang Gallery and House

    Seoul, South Korea / Steven Holl Architects

  • A Photo-Sharing Site for Architecture

    Keep track of the landmarks you've seen and share your photos of them with others, with a new social site for architecture called Look Up More.

  • 'Helter Shelter: An Exploration into the Organization of Temporary Communities'

    Based on shared pastimes or lifestyle desires, people who leave behind high-rises and houses create temporary communities for themselves in domes, RVs, tents, houseboats, and more. Architectural photographer Maxwell MacKenzie captures their alternate residences.

  • Top 10 Products of 2012

    Each year, hundreds of new products come through to our mailboxes and in-boxes, and then onto the print magazine and website, where your clicks choose the best of the best.

  • The Architecture Books You Should Have Read in 2012

    Authors explored big-picture questions about architecture in 2012 by focusing on new perspectives, from the coloring book to the theoretical tract. Here are six books that broke new ground.

  • When Materials Are Not Enough

    Asif Khan's pavilion for Art Basel, commissioned by Swarovski and using 1.5 million crystals, captures the light phenomenon parhelia, but disappoints architecturally.

  • Finding Ray

    A new street dedicated to Ray Eames on the celebration of her 100th birthday is a recent and much-needed effort to recognize her roles in the Eames partnership.

  • (Re)Introducing the Wheelwright Prize

    Harvard Graduate School of Design is expanding a travelling fellowship previously reserved just for alumni by making it available to any early-career architect in the world who wants to do research abroad.

  • 'The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon Signs'

    After finding and restoring vintage neon signs for years, collector Will Durham unveils an integral part of Nevada's history for a new audience at the Nevada Art Museum. Through Feb. 10.

  • After the Storm

    New York City officials sought post-disaster housing solutions long before Sandy struck. If the city can make a prototype stick this time, it could be a solution used all over the country.

  • Picturing Two Sides of Modern American Architecture

    Two new monographs of the work of photographers Ezra Stoller and Maynard Parker reveal how architectural photography shaped modernism and vice versa.

  • New York Public Library Unveils Designs

    The Foster + Partners proposal for a new circulation library within the renovated 1911 building restores light and views of Bryant Park.

  • Mies van der Rohe's Restored Tugendhat House

    Aaron Betsky tours the newly restored Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic, and is reminded of Mies van der Rohe's skill as an interior designer.

  • Do Housing Starts Reveal a Jobless Recovery?

    How is the country losing construction jobs while housing starts are rising? Increased productivity on construction sites, economies of scale in multifamily-housing construction, and the surveys themselves may all be to blame.

  • Billings Continue to Climb

    The American Institute of Architects released its Architecture Billings Index today, and November marks the fourth straight month that demand for architectural services increased.

  • 'Constructing Play'

    Philadelphia gets its own exhibition on play, just in time for the holidays. 'Constructing Play' exhibits building toys, miniature buildings, and even explains the engineering of a standing building to visitors. Through Jan. 24.

  • Beauty Bash: Art Basel Miami

    At Art Basel Miami, we may find the future of architecture, Aaron Betsky says: the construction of temporary structures on liminal sites built around the notion of art.

  • 'Building Toys and Toy Buildings: Architecture Through A Child's Eyes'

    Children have built fantasy towers and buildings for ages using variations of the block. Some grew up to be architects and builders, some didn't. Either way, a new exhibition at the Dallas Center for Architecture will spark the imagination of the builder-child in us all. Through Jan. 4.

  • Ezra Stoller: Photographer

    A new book on the late photographer shows the breadth of his range, from iconic images to lesser-known industrial prints.

  • Goodwill by Gensler

    A Goodwill pop-up designed by Gensler is doing the unthinkable: making thrifty retail profitable in downtown Washington, D.C., where commercial rents soar.

  • 'Frank Lloyd Wright, Art Collector: Secessionist Prints from the Turn of the Century'

    Today we collect Frank Lloyd Wright's houses and furniture, but Wright was a collector in his own right, accumulating 32 prints by Seccessionist artists between 1909 and 1910 in Europe with his mistress Mamah Borthwick Cheney, among other artworks.

  • Thomas Beeby Named 2013 Driehaus Prize Laureate

    Beeby, the former design director of Chicago firm HBRA, is the 11th architect to earn the Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame, an award acknowledging one’s contribution to the traditional city and sustainability.

  • AIA Names 2013 Topaz Medallion and Edward C. Kemper Award Winners

    Robert Greenstreet, Intl. Assoc. AIA, is the 2013 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education winner, while John D. Anderson, FAIA, has won the Edward C. Kemper Award for Service to the Profession.

  • City4People: Tactical Urbanism Hits Moscow

    A group of young designers and activists introduces tactical urbanism to Russia, proposing improved sidewalks, urban gardening, and community advertisement walls.

  • Postcard From Miami: Design Roundup

    While European design dominated at Design Miami, there was no suppressing American design—neither at the design fair itself nor in other Miami venues where contemporary art could be seen.

  • I Can Be Barbie Architect

    Those who want their daughters to become doctors or scientists instead of architects or chefs often can—and will—pay more. To cash in, Slate’s Emily Oster says, retailers crank up the price of the doll.

  • Architect Presents: Gifts For Environmentalists

    Architect's advice for buying presents for the environmentalist design fan: Minimalist gifts don't have to be minimally fun or maximally expensive.

  • Postcard From Miami: Vito Acconci's Here and Now

    Design Miami's Designer of the Year, Vito Acconci, presented "Here/There, Now/Later," a sound installation in Miami's Buena Vista building that offered a meditative break from the glitz and glam of the city's Design District.

  • Architect Presents: Gifts For Minimalists

    Architect's advice for buying presents for the minimalist design fan: Minimalist gifts don't have to be minimally fun or maximally expensive.

  • Sinterklaas, Santa Claus, and Unreal Spaces

    Aaron Betsky recalls a Northern European holiday tradition where Sinterklaas would arrive from Spain, and if children were bad, take them back to his home in Madrid. Now that he's grown-up, that threatening possibility of going to an unreal place sounds enticing.

  • Architecture Lovers Remember Oscar Niemeyer

    Vanity Fair architecture critic Paul Goldberger joins scores of fans on Twitter saying goodbye to Oscar Niemeyer.

  • AIA Diversity Recognition Program Calls for Submissions

    Firms have until early February 2013 to submit letters, testimonials, project images and any other materials that prove that they practice diversity.

  • Remembering Oscar Niemeyer

    ARCHITECT presents a brief retrospective of several of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s works from all stages of his prolific career.

  • November Jobs: Architects Up, Construction Down

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its November employment report this morning, reporting that the national economy added 146,000 jobs in the month and the unemployment rate went down to 7.7 percent.

  • Thom Mayne Wins 2013 AIA Gold Medal

    The designer of the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas was once better known for his iconoclasm. No less provocative today, the winner of the 2013 AIA Gold Medal has done some of his best work for the federal government's Design Excellence Program.

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    The Collaborator

    Working through transition.

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    The Language of Abundance

    Architects are well-positioned to make a difference.

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    Across the Institute

    Los Angeles, Vienna, Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Chicago

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    Return to Form

    Chattanooga's next chapter at the intersection of design and economic renewal.

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    Scaling Up

    Jumping social engagement's divides.

  • Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Wins 2013 AIA Architecture Firm Award

    Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects won the AIA's highest honor for an architecture firm, a prize commending their often spiritual, always textural works, which include the recently relocated Barnes Foundation museum in Philadelphia.

  • 'The Cradle of Art Nouveau: Victor Horta and Brussels'

    Many of Brussels’ UNESCO World Heritage List–recognized architectural masterpieces by architect Victor Horta, now on display in Washington, D.C., tell the story of one of the greatest architects of Art Nouveau as well as the story of Art Nouveau itself.

  • Legendary Architect Oscar Niemeyer Dies at 104

    The legendary Brazilian architect, known worldwide for his designs in the new and old capitals of Brazil—Cathedral of Brasília, Honestino Guimarães National Museum, Palácio da Alvorada—died at age 104, just days shy of his 105th birthday.

  • 'Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection'

    Artists, architects, and scientists challenge the traditional idea of maps and monuments in a new exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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    Pavilion on a Pedestal

    With a Hudson Valley retreat, Thomas Phifer and Partners updated the early modern ideal of a pure volume in an arcadian landscape.

  • Book Mountain: An Old Archetype for a New Era

    Despite, or maybe because of, the rise of the e-book, libraries are reinventing themselves. MVRDV's new library in Spijkenisse, Netherlands, organizes a literal mountain of books in a glass enclosure.

  • 'How to Architect'

    If you think you want be an architect, are starting architecture school, or want to remind yourself why you got into the field in the first place, architect Doug Patt's book 'How to Architect' is a primer on what it is that architects do anyway.

  • Raphael Sperry, a Bay Areabased architect, has launched a campaign to revise the AIAs code of ethics to ban architects from designing solitary isoltaion cells and death chambers.

    Prison Break

    Raphael Sperry wants to ban architects from designing death chambers and solitary confinement cells. Karrie Jacobs covers whether the architect's campaign can help create a more humane prison system.

  • One Percent for Interiors

    Interior designers join architects in committing to donating 1 percent of their services to nonprofits in need of professional assistance.

  • Bloomberg Businessweek to Host Design Conference

    Bloomberg Businessweek's first-annual design conference, which will feature architects, designers, tech executives, and more, is coming to the deYoung Museum in San Francisco in 2013.

  • Pedro Gadanho taught at the University of Porto before he was hired at MoMA in December 2011. "9" was his first exhibition for the museum.

    Politics and Prose

    Pedro Gadanho's first MoMA show highlights architecture's political side. But, writes Mark Lamster, his attempt to promote curation as the next criticism is hampered by a less than accessible presentation.

  • Gorky Goes Garage

    As the first move toward a park with art in Moscow, the Garage arts center has opened a temporary pavilion designed by Shigeru Ban.

  • 'First, the Forests'

    Montreal's Canadian Centre for Architecture presents the inaugural exhibition of the young curator program with "First, the Forests." The exhibition explores the the nature of forestry as an integral piece of architecture and design. Through Jan. 6.

  • Dan Kinkead (left) of Hamilton Anderson Associates and Dan Pitera of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center helped manage the long-term arm of Detroit Works.

    Mapping Motown

    Detroit Works is unveiling a long-term vision to combat the city’s ills. Two local architects were given the difficult task of getting residents and officials to buy in.

  • 'Utopia'

    In Enoc Perez's paintings of buildings, one can see the utopian vision of the architects. Two new bodies of work are now showing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.: Marina Towers and Watergate. Through Feb. 10.

  • Kitagawara: The Other Japanese Architecture

    A modern baroque style of architecture is live and well in Japan, where Atsushi Kitagawara practices. Aaron Betsky travels to Japan to survey his work.

  • ABI Keeps Going Up

    The American Institute of Architects released October’s Architecture Billings Index today. It shows the most growth in work for the profession in a year, with some progress not seen since before the construction bubble popped and the financial crisis hit.

  • On the Inside Looking Out

    Christopher Hawthorne explores this Los Angeles firm's rise and its ambivalent relationship with the City of Angels.

  • 'Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010'

    Strangely enough, the rise of New York City as a cultural capital paralleled the growth of the popularity of the American circus. More than 200 objects and images documenting the big top in the Big Apple are on display at the Bard Graduate Center through Feb. 3.

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    Virtual Design

    With the help of mobile technology, virtual reality offers promising architectural applications, Blaine Brownell reports.

  • '20th Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas'

    Map-based infographics in a new world architecture atlas from Phaidon provide a unique picture of the population, climatic, geopolitical, and architect-migration patterns that affected architecture trends over the last 20 years.

  • AIA to Congress: Fiscal Cliff Threatens Health of Construction Industry

    Organization warns that sequestration would lead to the loss of 60,000 jobs, to deferred maintenance for federal buildings, and would dampen the overall economy

  • 'Houses Made of Wood and Light'

    The life and works of Bay Area modern architect Hank Schubart Jr., whose timber-clad residences in the Pacific Northwest capitalize on the region's dramatic views, are captured in a new book.

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    Green Cleansing

    Every product seems to have a sustainable story these days. Environmental Product Declarations were created to vet manufacturers’ claims. Have they been successful?

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    Perennials With a View

    By now, many architects can tout the benefits of green roofs, but few know which plants are actually suitable for topping buildings. Here's a guide to help you know your options, to aid you in enhancing your building design.

  • Kazuyo Sejima Picks Yang Zhao for Rolex Initiative

    SANAA architect Kazuyo Sejima has picked Chinese architect Yang Zho to be her protégé for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, the first architecture pairing in creative-collaboration mentorship program.

  • New Laser-Cutting Process for Safety Glass

    So long hand cutting. Now, thanks to scientists in Germany, lasers can cut safety glass to any curvy shape.

  • Make It Right Houses

    Photographer Jeff Goldberg’s images of the Two Family Home by Gehry Partners, and other houses in the Lower 9th Ward.

  • Sandy Proves Our Dependence on Infrastructure

    Aaron Betsky says that Hurricane Sandy proves that we need infrastructure for our basic societal needs: travel, electricity, and commerce.

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    Field Survey

    Where are the gaps in preservation education?

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    History Buff

    Preservation and place in Charleston

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    Frozen Music

    Gain and loss is in our hands when we think about our past.

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    Across the Institute

    Seville, Vienna, San Francisco, Richmond, Dallas

  • Designing Victory

    The campaigns adopted very different design strategies to frame their very different campaigns—to very different ends.

  • AIA on Election: Resolve the Fiscal Cliff

    The AIA, which does not endorse presidential candidates or other politicians, urges winners of the 2012 election to work together to pursue sound budgetary footing for the nation.

  • Revisiting 'Rising Currents'

    The 2010 "Rising Currents" show at MoMA gives some clues about what architects might have done to prevent the devastation of Sandy—and what they might do to prevent catastrophes in the future.

  • Rebuilding the Economy … Slowly

    The U.S. Department of Labor released its October employment report today, with 171,000 jobs added to the economy, and the unemployment rate at 7.9 percent. The Construction sector saw 17,000 new jobs; architectural and engineering services saw 1,500 new jobs.

  • 'Zaha Hadid Architects: Pleated Shell Structures'

    A new installation by Zaha Hadid at SCI-Arc tests the relationship between architectural intent, engineering logistics, and fabrication constraints.

  • AIA Pledges Help with Hurricane Recovery

    As the AIA's local Northeast and Midwest chapters begin to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, others can donate to Architecture for Humanity to help with the recovery.

  • Lebbeus Woods: The Alchemist

    Aaron Betsky remembers Lebbeus Woods, who in the mid-1980s, became a revolutionary with the stroke of pencil, blowing up our preconception of what buildings or landscapes could be merely by drawing evocative alternatives.

  • Lebbeus Woods, Draughtsman of Impossible Worlds, Dies at 72

    The legendary draughtsman and experimental designer, loved by many for his fantastical and dystopian drawings, died at age 72, before the opening of a major show of his work at SFMOMA.

  • Lady Liberty Lookbook

    The renovation of the Statue of Liberty by Mills + Schnoering Architects honors both Gustave Eiffel and Frederic Auguste Bartholdi—using 21st-century digital technology.

  • Esto Editions at the BSA

    An exhibition in the BSA Space, a public gallery at the new Boston Society of Architects headquarters, shows a collection of architectural photographs from the Esto photo house.

  • Green Shoots, Budget Cuts

    After getting some good news from the housing market, architecture billings, and consumer spending over the past month, we might finally be seeing the seeds of a real recovery. What Congress does to avoid the fiscal cliff and how consumers react might make the difference.

  • The Elegant Second Life of Coke Bottles

    Japanese design studio Nendo has developed a second life for Coca-Cola bottles in a new line of dishware called Bottleware.