It was 15 years ago this month that I started the website A Weekly Dose of Architecture. On January 18, 1999, I posted a feature on Louis I. Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the first of many ...Read More

Photo: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing, courtesy of Studio Gang Architects

WMS Boathouse at Clark Park in Chicago, Illinois, by Studio Gang Architects, 2013 [caption id="attachment_6755" align="alignnone" width="509" caption="Photo: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing, courtesy of Studio Gang Architects"][/caption] Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects (SGA) have been infatuated with water for some ...Read More

New Museums in China cover

New Museums in China by Clare Jacobson Princeton Architectural Press, 2013 Hardcover, 241 pages As of 2013 there are supposedly 3,500 museums in China. This is about 1,000 more than two years before that, but still only roughly 20% of the number of ...Read More

Photo courtesy of Im OÖ Kulturquartier

Höhenrausch.3 in Linz, Austria, by Various Architects and Artists, 2013 [caption id="attachment_6729" align="alignnone" width="509" caption=" Photographs by Otto Saxinger and Andreas Kepplinger; courtesy of Im OÖ Kulturquartier"][/caption] The first time I heard about some of the rooftop structures atop the Im OÖ ...Read More

S AM 11 cover

S AM 11 / Lookout. Architecture with a View by Hubertus Adam Christoph Merian Verlag, 2013 Paperback, 120 pages A lookout, as defined in the 2013 exhibition and catalog of the same name at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, is a particular ...Read More

Photo: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Vaulted Cork Pavilion in Porto, Portugal, by Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo, 2013 The following text and images are courtesy of Joao Morgado and the architects. [caption id="attachment_6707" align="alignnone" width="510" caption="Photo: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography"][/caption] The ...Read More

Lettering Large cover

Lettering Large: Art and Design of Monumental Typography by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilić The Monacelli Press, 2013 Hardcover, 224 pages What happens to letters, words and phrases when they are blown up from their usual place on the pages of a book ...Read More

Image courtesy of arqbauraum

A House for Pink Floyd by arqbauraum, 2013 The following text and images are courtesy of Susana dos Santos, José Pedro Azevedo and Nuno Cabanal (arqbauraum) for  their entry in the ICARCH Competition "A House for Pink Floyd." [caption id="attachment_6678" align="alignnone" width="509" ...Read More

New SubUrbanism book cover

New SubUrbanisms by Judith K. De Jong Routledge, 2013 Paperback, 256 pages Back in August I attended a book talk by Vishaan Chakrabarti on his book A Country of Cities. In both the talk and book the former NYC planner and current SHoP ...Read More

Photograph by Jan Bitter, courtesy of WAA

V' House in Maastricht, Netherlands, by Wiel Arets Architects, 2013 The following text and images are courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects (WAA). [caption id="attachment_6658" align="alignnone" width="510" caption="Photograph by Jan Bitter, courtesy of WAA"][/caption] V’ House was constructed for a couple that collects vintage ...Read More