John Karakatsanis/Flickr via Creative Commons license The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece, under construction

Why Architecture Critics Should Ask about Embodied Energy

When designers try to spin their projects as sustainable, journalists should dig to expose the truth. By Fred A. Bernstein Just under a decade ago, I reviewed a Las Vegas development called CityCenter for ARCHITECT. After listing some of the center’s green features, like low-flow...
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Fringe Cities: Legacies of Urban Renewal in the Small American City was curated by MASS Design Group and is located in New York's Center for Architecture (Sam Lahoz)

Fringe Cities is a poignant study of urban renewal, and its aftermath, in the small-American city

Fringe Cities, curated by MASS Design Group, is a poignant survey of mid-century urban renewal in the small American city. By Matthew Marani The narrative of mid-century urban renewal is not unfamiliar; under the guise of slum clearance, vast tracts of America’s architectural...
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