Oops: Understanding Failure
A review of To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure
, by Henry Petroski.
Architecture's Internship Requirement Needs a Redesign
An argument for rethinking architecture's internship requirement
Architecture Research Office
Interview with Stephen Cassell and Adam Yarinsky on the occasion of their National Design Award
Cuba Libre: Contemporary Architecture in Havana
Young architects struggle to update the face of Cuba.
05.27.11: By Alexia
My Studio H Experience
Adventures in design crits: A high school junior recounts her Studio H year working with onerous classmates and power tools.
Community Hero: Queens Museum of Art
Queens Museum of Art, a model for community service, breaks ground on new addition.
The Poverty of Starchitecture
Is the demand for architectural service so limited that we follow the money no matter whom it comes from? On March 25th, Zaha Hadid Architects
laid off more than 90 employees because of “unforeseen events in North Africa.” More...
Design Indaba 2011
Review of Design Indaba 2011 conference in Cape Town, South Africa
A streamlined approach to dismantling and recycling buildings.
DesigNYC, Round 2
Report on second round of pro bono design initiatives fostered by DesigNYC.
Report on a visionary residential complex for aging gay boomers.
02.09.11: Photos by Magda Biernat
The Hard Sell
Images from "Betel Nut Beauties": photos by Magda Biernat.
Hester Street Collaborative
Report on Hester Street Collaborative's pro-bono design model.
Mensch at Work
Review of The Power of Pro Bono
01.06.11: Photo by Jason Orton
Built Not to Last
Photo of prefab London housting development slated for demolition.
Out of Sight: Qatari Workers' Housing
Constantin Boym reports on efforts to improve the living conditions of Qatar's migrant workers.
A conversation with WORKac architect Dan Wood about design, food and cities.
Exhibition review of "Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement," Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson
New Visions of Home
Report on new housing models for the elderly.
Interview with design educator Halldór Gíslason about his work in Mozambique.
Bent by the Sun
What a longtime American-born resident of Japan has learned about his adopted country's ancient practice of sustainability.
Report on "Rising Currents," an exhibition of New York City design solutions to the flooding predicted by climate change experts, which will be on view at the Museum of Modern Art, March 24–August 9, 2010.
Interview with Casey Jones, director of design excellence and the arts for the U.S. General Services Administration.
Dawn of the Dead Mall
Mark Dery surveys the landscape of failing malls and speculates about the future means and venues of mass consumption.
AIDS education mixes with soccer in plans for a new Lesotho stadium.
Report on the city officials who turned around a notorious drugs-and-murder capital, winning the 2009 Curry Stone Design Prize for Transformative Public Works.
Report on a floating house designed by Morphosis and UCLA architecture students for the Make It Right Foundation,
08.22.09: Richard Ross
No Place Like Home
Image from photographer Richard Ross's latest project, "Suitable Placement: Juvenile Justice in America"
Report from Hale County, Alabama
Greensboro Alabama is a city of contrasts, and a place where new design thinking is revealing itself in a surprising number of ways. An occasional report from Winterhouse Institute on its Design for Social Impact & Innovation Project.