Carol Ross Barney’s design for the new federal building in Oklahoma City required her to look far beyond simple questions of material and dimension.
The latest addition to our world-class skyline has a fatal flaw.
Will Illinois let Mies’s spectacular Farnsworth House slip through its fingers?
An architecture competition turns up some ingenious ways to save a historic structure. But the church isn’t making any promises.
The Thompson Center debacle sent him into architectural exile, but with his new IIT dorms Helmut Jahn has shot back into the spotlight and our good graces.
Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t care much about gutters. “It is not the deluge of water in a storm that hurts any building,” he wrote in 1938. “It is ooze and drip of dirty water in thawing and freezing, increased by slight showers.” But in the case of Taliesin, Wright’s iconic home in Spring Green, Wisconsin, […]
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN: 1923-1993 at the Art Institute of Chicago, through August 29 You don’t have to be an insider to appreciate “Chicago Architecture and Design: 1923-1993,” but it helps. The exhibition, on view at the Art Institute of Chicago, is meant to illustrate the “reconfiguration of an American metropolis,” but it’s composed of […]
Photographs by Brady Shea and Betsy Walsh Scratch a Chicago and, if he doesn’t scratch you back or spit in your eye, he’ll probably tell you he’s got this love affair going with the city’s architecture. There’s a strange romance in this town that’s developed around buildings, and it makes a kind of sense, given […]