architecture and design

I.M. Pei, who designed monuments of culture, dies at 102

I.M. Pei, who designed monuments of culture, dies at 102

I.M. Pei, the architect who began his career designing buildings for William Zeckendorf and went on to bring to...

NYC developers have been using this loophole to build taller. But not for long

NYC developers have been using this loophole to build taller. But not for long

Manhattan developers for years have boosted the heights of their towers by using a loophole in the city’s zoning...

Notre-Dame fire calls attention to other historic properties that could be in jeopardy

Notre-Dame fire calls attention to other historic properties that could be in jeopardy

The fire that ravaged the more than 850-year-old Notre-Dame Cathedral could put a spotlight on other historic structures around...

France unveils international design competition for Notre Dame spire

France unveils international design competition for Notre Dame spire

France plans to hold an international competition to come up with a replacement design for Notre Dame Cathedral’s spire,...

Why a tiny Danish town is building the tallest tower in Western Europe

Why a tiny Danish town is building the tallest tower in Western Europe

The tallest building in Western Europe may rise in a location few would have guessed: a rural village in...

“The beautiful señorita”: Architect David Childs talks inspiration at 35 Hudson Yards

“The beautiful señorita”: Architect David Childs talks inspiration at 35 Hudson Yards

It’s not all angular glass and steel rising above the old rail yards on the Far West Side. While the office buildings and vertical...

Playing this video game taught a generation of planners how to design cities

Playing this video game taught a generation of planners how to design cities

When the city-building game “Sim City” was released in 1989, video games were largely considered a leisure activity at...

Pritzker Prize goes to “emperor of Japanese Architecture”

Pritzker Prize goes to “emperor of Japanese Architecture”

Arata Isozaki, once called the “emperor of Japanese architecture,” was crowned with the industry’s highest honor: the 2019 Pritzker...

“I fear they have become the culture”: Richard Meier’s accusers say firm is whitewashing his misdeeds despite the #MeToo movement

“I fear they have become the culture”: Richard Meier’s accusers say firm is whitewashing his misdeeds despite the #MeToo movement

On a recent trip to Germany, Stella Lee met a fan of Richard Meier, the prolific architect who has faced several sexual misconduct accusations...

Richard Meier & Partners, after the departure of Richard Meier

Richard Meier & Partners, after the departure of Richard Meier

Richard Meier’s influence is still apparent when walking into the office of his eponymous architecture firm. There’s no trace...

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