A Daily Dose of Architecture

(Almost) daily architectural musings and imagery from New York City
  1. Book Briefs #38: Houses

    "Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way into my library. These briefs are not full-blown reviews (though some might go on to get that treatment), but they are a way to share more books worthy of attention...
  2. Today's archidose #1016

    Here are some photos of the Fjordenhus (2018) in Vejle, Denmark, by Sebastian Behmann with Studio Olafur Eliasson. (Photographs by Ken Lee.)

  3. Robert Irwin at Pratt

    Head on over to World-Architects to read my take on Robert Irwin: Site Determined, now in display at Pratt Institute School of Architecture in Brooklyn.

  4. Book Review: Michigan Modern

    Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy by Brian D. Conway with photographs by James Haefner
    Visual Profile Books, 2018
    Hardcover, 300 pages

  5. Behemoth of the Moment

    It's been six years since Phaidon released one of their gargantuan architectural atlases, meaning the publisher was overdue for yet another one. In 2004 they released the first, the ...
  6. Today's archidose #1015

    Here are some photos of Serpentine Pavilion 2018 by Frida Escobedo, on display in London's Kensington Gardens until October 7, 2018....
  7. The Lower Manhattan Skyline, with & without the Twin Towers

    On Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Skyscraper Museum is hosting a conversation between photographers Camilo Jose Vergara and Richard Berenholtz: The Lower Manhattan Skyline, with & without...
  8. Book Review: TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten

    TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten: Lines of Investigation by Enrique Norten
    Princeton Architectural Press, 2017
    Hardcover, 320 pages

  9. Toward a Concrete Utopia

    Head on over to World-Architects to read my piece on Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, which is on display at MoMA until January 13, 2019, and is...
  10. How StreetEasy Sees Contemporary Architecture

    If you've ridden the NYC subway at all in 2018, you've probably seen the StreetEasy ads that entice New Yorkers to "find your place," be it in a neighborhood or in a building. Here's a case of the latter, where the...
  11. BIG's ORB

    Earlier this summer, BIG's Jakob Lange launched an Indiegogo campaign for the ORB, a giant reflective art piece planned for Burning Man. As of today, they're about $15,000 shy of their goal of $50,000, with only three...
  12. Today's archidose #1014

    Here are a couple photos of Red Cross Volunteer House (2017) in Copenhagen, Denmark, by COBO. (Photographs by Ken Lee.)

  13. Today's archidose #1013

    Here are some photos of Sky SOHO (2014) in Shanghai, China, by Zaha Hadid Architects. (Photographs by Fernando Herrera.)

  14. Book Briefs #37

    "Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way into my library. These briefs are not full-blown reviews (though some might go on to get that treatment), but they are a way to share more books worthy of attention...
  15. Idyllic Gehry

    On Saturday, Thomas Kahn-kade (@robyniko) posted a string of his "Thomas Kinkade + Modernism mashups" to Twitter. Here is one of Frank Gehry's residence in Santa Monica, California.
  16. Today's archidose #1012

    Here are some more photos from my recent summer road trip: the new Museum at Gateway Arch (2018) in St. Louis, Missouri, by James Carpenter Design Associates and
  17. Book Review: Pictures of the Floating Microcosm

    Pictures of the Floating Microcosm: New Representations of Japanese Architecture by Olivier Meystre
    Park Books, 2017
    Hardcover, 240 pages

  18. Today's archidose #1011

    Here are some more photos from my recent Great Plains road trip, two buildings in Southeastern Wyoming: H. H. Richardson's Ames Monument (1882) in Albany County and Antoine Predock's
  19. Today's archidose #1010

    Here are some photos of the thyssenkrupp Test Tower Rottweil (2017) in Rottweil, Germany, by Werner Sobek and Helmut Jahn. (Photography by Frank Stahl)

  20. Today's archidose #1009

    Here are some of my photos of Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design (2017) in Manhattan, Kansas, by Ennead Architects. I stopped by my alma mater during a recent road trip through the Great Plains and will be...

Quote of the day

You can't be objectively right or wrong about a work of art. You can only have a personal reaction to what other people have done. The only mistake you can make is not to say what you think.

Brooks Atkinson