Articles in Architecture & Design
The late architectural theorist Christopher Alexander offered a vision for a livable future.
Around the world, when cities are overcrowded, governments have orchestrated the building of new cities. In the U.S., this seems absurd or utopian. Why?
In the early 1900s, a strange and wonderful planning fad caught on. It can still help us think about building livable places.
A town with no people is not a town, but a deathly museum.
We need to build places we can’t stop looking at. It will involve lots of plants.
On the coming and necessary abolition of the tower.
Pro-development activists try to trick you into thinking it helps the poor to destroy neighborhoods to make way for luxury condos. We need a radically democratic preservationism.
We all want a dream home. Some of us might want it a little too much.
What kind of places would we build together?
Take away the unnecessary, untidy, and intricate and you take away a place’s soul…
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