Redevelopment of abandoned post-industrial buildings and neighborhoods has been transforming American cities over the past decades. Visits to successful projects make an interesting road trip. Matteo Robiglio, an architecture professor at the Politecnico di Torino’s Design and Architecture Department (Italy), did just that and recorded his findings in his new book. RE-USE documents his expedition and reviews projects with respect of their success in adaptive reuse as well as urban revival. [Read more…] about Book Review: RE-USA 20 american stories of adaptive reuse
The latest phase of the park on Governors Island opened to the public this July—20 years after planners voiced vague ideas for its development and 20 years before future visitors assumed the landscape had been there forever. [Read more…] about Day Tripping on Governors Island
This infographic was created by Konstantin von der Schulenburg, an architect with the firm Cantrell & Crowley Architects & Interior Designers of Dublin Ireland. He regularly writes about issues relating to architecture and urban planning. The graphic explores and highlights the amazing evolution of urban planning dating back to the 1700s.
The recently-released documentary, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, although specifically about a singular St. Louis, Missouri, project, spurs discussion about housing, public policy and modernism. Completed in 1954, this massive 33-building project designed by Minoru Yamasaki is perhaps most famous for its demise— [Read more…] about Movie Review–The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
The July 27th post by Jerri Holan was an impassioned plea for preservation advocates to become even more resolved in the face of adversity, an appeal which clearly struck a chord with the author panel. Tucked in her piece was mention of Rem Koolhaas’s allegation of “historical amnesia” for what historic preservationists have wrought. [Read more…] about The Cronocaos Exhibit at the New Museum: Rem Koolhaas Says Make No Little Plans.