A Daily Dose of Architecture

(Almost) daily architectural musings and imagery from New York City
  1. Today's archidose #1024

    Here are some photos of Midtown Center (2018) in Washington, DC, by SHoP Architects. (Photographs by Trevor Patt.)
  2. Book Briefs #39: More Biennale Publications

    "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...
  3. Three Exhibitions to See Now in NYC

    Archive and Artifact: The Virtual and the Physical
    October 23 - December 1, 2018
    The Cooper Union, Foundation Building
    7 East 7th Street

  4. Book Review: The Man in the Glass House

    The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century by Mark Lamster
    Little Brown, 2018
    Hardcover, 528 pages

  5. Today's archidose #1023

    Here are some photos of 520 West 28th Street (2017) in New York City by Zaha Hadid Architects. (Photographs by Maciek Lulko.)
  6. Today's archidose #1022

    Here are some photos of Muzeum Ognia (2014) in Żory, Poland, by OVO Grąbczewscy Architekci. (Photographs by M. M. Czarnecki.)
  7. Stop the Presses!

    Seeing a TV commercial for Verzenio the other day, I was reminded of that day I made the cover of my local newspaper after getting an architectural commission.

  8. So You Want To Learn About: Michael Sorkin

    The "So You Want to Learn About" series highlights books focused on a particular theme: think "socially responsible architecture" and "Le Corbusier," rather than broad themes like "housing" or "modern architects." Therefore the series aims to be a resource for finding decent reading materials...
  9. Today's archidose #1021

    Here are some photos of the Campinarana House in Manaus, Brazil, by Laurent Troost and Raquel Reis. See also photographs by Leonardo Finotti.

  10. Kongjian Yu at GSAPP

    On Monday, October 29 at 6:30pm, Kongjian Yu, founder of Turenscape, is giving the 2018 Kenneth Frampton Endowed Lecture at Columbia GSAPP. The...
  11. Today's archidose #1020

    Here are some photos of Wrightwood 659 (2018) in Chicago, Illinois, by Tadao Ando. (Photographs by Chris Hainer.)

  12. Book Review: Exposed Architecture

    Exposed Architecture: Exhibitions, Interludes and Essays by LIGA
    Park Books, 2018
    Paperback, 312 pages

  13. Jenny Sabin Studio at House of Peroni

    Last night I attended the opening of LUSTER, an installation designed by Jenny Sabin Studio and curated by Art Production Fund for House of Peroni. LUSTER transformed the top floor at 463...
  14. Liberty's New Museum; a Hard Hat Tour

    [All photographs by John Hill, unless noted otherwise]

  15. Book Review: The Divided City

    The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in America by Alan Mallach
    Island Press, 2018
    Paperback, 326 pages

  16. Grimshaw Obscura

    A highlight of Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018), now on display at Queens Museum, is Volumes Cyanotype, a 100-foot-long tablecloth that documents a communal meal with the exhibition’s participating artists and which turned the building into a large camera – a camera...
  17. Today's archidose #1019

    Here are some photos of the Castelar Building (1986) in Madrid, Spain, by Rafael de la Hoz & Gerardo Olivares James. (Photographs by Ximo...
  18. Architecture @ Kanopy

    Ever since learning about Kanopy back in June, I've been using the free, limited access made available through two libraries – NYPL and Queens Library – to watch primarily documentaries on architecture. If you live in the United States and have a card at a...
  19. Today's archidose #1018

    Here are a couple photos of The Culture Yard (2010) in Elsinore, Denmark, by AART Architects. (Photographs by Martin Krause.)

  20. October in NYC

    October in New York City means two things, at least to architects: Open House New York (OHNY) and AIANY's Archtober. I've been too busy to post about these events far in advance, so below are highlights for

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)