November 1, 2022
Chronicling the Rise and Fall of the American Shopping Mall
While the book is a thoroughly researched scholarly account, Lange’s accessible and entertaining writing style also makes it appealing to more than just design nerds. As she observes in the introduction, “In contrast to many other forms of public architecture, which embody fear, power, and knowledge, the mall is personal.” Whether malls are dead or alive, almost everyone has a mall story to tell.
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A New Exhibition Explores Gaetano Pesce’s Drawing Practice
Titled Unframed, the display of drawings from the last four decades illustrates the radical designer’s jubilant thinking on paper, with works mostly taped onto the gallery walls.
Yasmeen Lari: Starchitect Turned Climate Activist
Pakistan’s first woman architect turned away from glass, steel, and concrete to launch a low-carbon, self-build movement for climate refugees and the landless.
Is Coliving Finally Having Its Moment?
Long touted as a housing solution for young people in urban centers, interest in coliving appears to be surging with new projects in the U.S. and Europe that boast affordability and built-in community.