New York Times - Architecture

News about architecture. Commentary and archival information about architecture from The New York Times.
  1. Japanese Architect’s Delicate Slate Canopy Is Chosen for Serpentine Pavilion

    Junya Ishigami is to create the structure in Hyde Park, London, this summer, promising a design that would look “like a billowing piece of fabric.”
  2. Ebony’s Test Kitchen Is for Sale

    A preservation group is seeking a home for the orange wall coverings and olive-green counters from the Chicago headquarters of Johnson Publishing.
  3. Ai Weiwei and Frank Gehry Talk Art, Legos and Being Cultural Renegades

    Two creative people in two different fields in one wide-ranging conversation. This time: the artist and the architect.
  4. The Brand Making Not-Your-Grandmother’s Wallpaper

    For their largest project yet, the designers behind Work & Sea filled a home with their artful prints.
  5. How Bauhaus Redefined What Design Could Do for Society

    A century after its founding, the German school of art and architecture remains one of the most transcendent — and frustrating — movements of the Modernist age.
  6. The Battle to Make the Strand a Landmark Is About More Than a Building

    An attempt to preserve the home of a beloved independent bookstore points to a new way to think about saving the city’s cultural heritage.
  7. World Monuments Fund Enlists Selldorf Architects for Forbidden City Project

    Annabelle Selldorf will design an interpretation center at the Qianlong Garden in the Forbidden City in Beijing.
  8. Too Ugly to Be Saved? Singapore Weighs Fate of Its Brutalist Buildings

    A few landmarks of so-called Brutalist architecture are on the verge of being sold to private developers, prompting a last-ditch scramble by enthusiasts to have the buildings protected.
  9. The High Line Gets a Gemlike Neighbor

    A 12-story office building known as the Solar Carve Tower tries its best not to throw shade.
  10. A New Biography of the Architect Philip Johnson, the ‘Man in the Glass House’

    Mark Lamster’s book recounts the long and productive life of an architect who had an outsize influence on the art form throughout the 20th century.

Quote of the day

I call architecture frozen music

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe