Palace of Soviets Project, Mikhail Karasik. (Courtesy Getty Research Institute)

Getty Research Institute exhibition explores the meaning of monumentality

MONUMENTality, a forthcoming exhibition organized by the Getty Research Institute (GRI), is timely if nothing else and opens December 4. Antonio Pacheco MONUMENTality, a forthcoming exhibition organized by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) that aims to consider how the meanings...
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Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture is now on view at the Center for Architecture in New York. (Erik Bardin)

Landmark exhibit explores the rise of hip-hop architecture

Now on view in New York through January 12, “Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture” unveils the work of 21 architects, professors, and students who have imagined architecture as a distinct part of hip-hop’s cultural expression. By Sydney Frankli...
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Elizabeth Felicella Women’s Opportunity Center in Kasungu, Rwanda Designed by Sharon Davis Design and Women for Women International

New Museum of Design Atlanta Exhibit Celebrates Architecture That Dignifies

Architect John Cary curates an exhibition based on his latest book on people-centric architecture. By Ayda Ayoubi On Sept. 23, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will open a new exhibition highlighting the impact of people-centric architecture by exploring exemplar projects from...
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The Museum of Design Atlanta will house a new exhibition this fall highlighting architectural projects around the world designed to dignify the people that use them. Shown here: Mulan Primary School by Rural Urban Framework (Courtesy Rural Urban Framework)

Design for Good exhibit to open at the Museum of Design Atlanta

By Sydney Franklin A new exhibition at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will press people to consider the ways in which architecture can bring dignity to those who need it most. Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone will open September 23 and will showcase real-world...
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Buckminster Fuller aimed to address global issues with designs such as prefab, affordable housing. Top and above images are courtesy of Edward Cella Art + Architecture

Buckminster Fuller anticipated the problems we’re facing today, says exhibition curator

Drawings and maquettes by Buckminster Fuller prove that he predicted current global issues, according to the curator of an upcoming exhibition. Eleanor Gibson Drawings and maquettes by Buckminster Fuller prove that he predicted current global issues, and demonstrate how he...
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Kwong Von Glinow's model (Courtesy Kwong Von Glinow)

Winners on view for the 2018 Architectural League Prize

The 2018 Architectural League Prize winners are now on view at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the Parsons School of Design, running through August 4. By Alex Wong “How might we determine the facts and values that motivate the production of architecture in a post-truth...
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Courtesy Zero Waste Design Guidelines team, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and David Salomon

‘Designing Waste’ at New York’s Center for Architecture

Curated by journalist Andrew Blum, the exhibition opens June 16 and will run through Sept. 1. By Ayda Ayoubi An upcoming exhibition at the Center for Architecture in New York will explore waste management strategies that can help the city “achieve its goal of sending zero...
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The National Building Museum Unveils “Fun House”

The 2018 Summer Block Party installation featuring the work of Snarkitecture will open to the public July 4. By Katie Gerfen Today, the National Building Museum unveiled renderings of “Fun House,” the summer installation by Snarkitecture that will fill the Washington,...
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Claude Monet’s ‘Houses on the Banks of the Zaan, Zaandam' (1871) Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main

‘Monet & Architecture’ Review: Watching a Painter Build His Career

Architecture provided indispensable scaffolding on which to hang the evanescent effects the artist captured on canvas. By Mary Tompkins Lewis The French Impressionist Claude Monet’s paintings of landscape, lush gardens and the sea as captured in sunlight or through veils of...
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Photography's power to shape architecture goes on display at the Parrish Museum. Balthazar Korab frequently included weather in his iconic photos, helping to break up the sterile aesthetic of mid-century architectural photography. Pictured: 860–880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, Chicago, IL, 1960. (Courtesy Korab Image, Christian Korab, Minnesota. © 2018 Korab Image.)

Photography’s power to shape architecture goes on display at the Parrish Museum

A new exhibition of architectural photography at the Parrish seeks to deconstruct the artificiality (and narratives) that the medium creates. By Jonathan Hilburg Buildings have been reliable photography subjects since the medium’s invention, and a new exhibition at the Parrish...
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