August 24, 2022
Miami Beach gets 36 Colorful New Lifeguard Towers
As befits the work of an architect who studied with Rem Koolhaas and I. M. Pei, the towers are formally rigorous, yet they also feel spiritual, imbued with a life force and personality. “They are very much about animism and persona,” Lane notes, citing the Moai figures on Easter Island as an inspiration. “I was riffing on [Florida’s] shotgun houses, Cracker homes, and Key West architecture. I was trying to translate that basic wood construction into something painterly and sculptural, sort of like sentinels looking out to sea.”
What Recreational Cannabis Means for Dispensary Design in New York
Following its legalization, the city faces an identity (and equity) crisis when it comes to cannabis retail.
Andrés Jaque On Mud Architecture
The architect and educator discusses the work of Columbia University’s Natural Materials Lab, directed by assistant professor Lola Ben-Alon.
The Past, Present, and Future of Public Outdoor Space
Three recent initiatives in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and Los Angeles imagine an equitable future for public space.