Samuel Medina

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Oslo Architecture Triennale hopes to clarify processes of placemaking through exhibitions, talks, and workshops

Oslo is the rapidly growing capital of an oil-rich state, which (thanks to a rare act of governmental foresight) today has a...

A new book argues that architecture desperately needs fixing. But what if it needs breaking instead?

Non-Extractive Architecture, Volume 1: On Designing without DepletionEdited by Space Caviar | Sternberg Press | $32 Non-Extractive Architecture: On...

The Amant Foundation runs out the clock

The Amant Foundation in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is the latest addition to New York’s cultural circuit. It also goes by the name...

BITS at SoHo’s a83 gallery could not have arrived at a better time

BITS, an exhibition on view at a83 in SoHo, offers a confetti of prints and projects to welcome us back into the...

Op-ed: Who cares if a building is advancing a theoretical architectural idea if that idea looks bad?

In early October, New York Magazine’s senior art critic Jerry Saltz complained on Instagram that New York City “has been made to...

Opinion: We can’t pedal our way out of the climate crisis

On September 1st, three days after Hurricane Ida’s deadly landfall in Louisiana, what was widely billed as the storm’s “remnants” swept through...

A new exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture reveals what floor coverings can tell us about late capitalism

To a certain stripe of observer, it is impossible to contemplate the serried, involuted vistas of a John Portman hotel lobby without recalling the...

The Chicago offices of the Swiss Consulate pull disparate influences into a cohesive, congenial whole

When Simon Hartmann, a principal and founding partner of HHF Architects in Basel, Switzerland, was approached about designing the Chicago offices of the Swiss...

Emotions run high at the PRO–designed Mandala Lab

At the Mandala Lab, a new learning-based initiative at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan, everything is primed with meaning. Naturally, this includes...

Frank Gehry moved to Los Angeles 75 years ago; it’s only now coming around to his brand of wily artistry

Here’s a mental exercise: conjure, if you can, the artistic milieu of mid-to-late 1960s Los Angeles. This is the city of Billy Al Bengston,...

Adjaye Associates’ 130 Williams re-enchants the Lower Manhattan skyline

More than a century ago, urban reformers warning of the perils of congestion and unregulated development pointed to Lower Manhattan as Exhibit A. That...

Can’t make it to Italy? Here are the virtual exhibitions to see at the Venice Architecture Biennale

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you won’t be visiting Venice any time soon. But that’s fine, neither will I. You might...

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