New York Times - Architecture

News about architecture. Commentary and archival information about architecture from The New York Times.
  1. A 21st-Century Renaissance for Ford Foundation Landmark

    The building, a prescient example of civic architecture, sees the light after a two-year makeover.
  2. Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get?

    Amazon promises tens of thousands of new jobs, but should we expect more than that?
  3. In a Land of Quakes, Engineering a Future for a Church Made of Mud

    High in the Andes Mountains, conservators are testing traditional methods for strengthening adobe buildings.
  4. Taking a Dip in History: A Pool Party at Hearst Castle

    Hollywood luminaries once cavorted in this pool designed for a media tycoon, and regular people recently got a chance to dive in, too, for a price.
  5. Hudson Square Tower With a French Accent

    Françoise Raynaud, a Parisian architect, has created a 30-story condo designed both to loom over and blend in with its fast-developing downtown neighborhood.
  6. Architecture and the #MeToo Movement

    Architects describe an Old World culture in which harassment gets a slide.
  7. A Glimpse Behind Closed Doors

    Some of New York City’s most sumptuous and meticulously designed homes are celebrated in a new book.
  8. Sagrada Familia, a Barcelona Masterpiece, and Scofflaw?

    The basilica will pay $41 million to settle a dispute over taxes, infrastructure and a building permit the city says the church should have gotten a century ago.
  9. For Tadao Ando and France, It’s Been a Long Romance

    Mr. Ando, a Japanese architect, once went to France with the hope of meeting Le Corbusier. He now has a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
  10. A Tadao Ando-Designed Exhibition Space Opens in Chicago

    Wrightwood 659, founded by the entrepreneur Fred Eychaner and Dan Whittaker, an architectural historian, is dedicated to architecture and activist art.

Quote of the day

"A building’s architectonic quality is not determined by the professionalism with which it was built, but by the part it plays in architectural discussion. A building only becomes architecture when it is discussed; i.e. when it plays a part in cultural discussion."

~ Carel Weeber quoted by Van Dijk and De Graaf (1990)