| Mar 10, 2015
| 6:13 PM
A day after his death, German architect Frei Otto, best known for the tentlike structures of the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, on Tuesday was named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor.
Sponsored by Chicago's...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 5:28 PM
With the news Wednesday of David Geffen's $100-million gift to Lincoln Center for the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall — which will be renamed David Geffen Concert Hall — the first sound I thought I heard was a resounding slap in the face of...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:55 AM
To get to Gjusta, you tool past Santa Monica's Main Street boutiques, past Jonathan Borofsky's leering ballerina clown on the corner of Main and Rose, and turn left just after the giant Claes Oldenburg binoculars that mark Google's Los Angeles offices....
| Mar 4, 2015
| 7:30 AM
The high desert wind at the edge of Joshua Tree was fierce and frigid, but the sculptures were gritty, weird and wonderful at Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Museum — which more than made up for my frozen fingertips.
We arrived by bus Monday, a crew of art...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:00 AM
As an architect, what do you give the company that has everything? More to the point, what do you design for the company that is everywhere, that has become digitally ubiquitous?
If you're Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels, the rising-star architects...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:08 PM
Hundreds of people poured into downtown over the weekend for a one-day only sneak peek of the Broad museum, which is scheduled to open officially in September. Though Eli Broad's new museum has yet to be completed — there is still construction...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The recent outpouring of negative sentiment in Chicago against MAD Architects' proposal for George Lucas' lakefront museum is troubling to read.
Chicago is a great city for architecture and has historically supported innovative, forward-looking work....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Parents will immediately recognize the design of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to dump on our lakefront.
It should remind parents of their toddlers who drop the ice cream from their cones on...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:45 AM
Depending how you see it, and how generous you are, the wonders of "Jupiter Ascending," the new space opera from Chicago filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski, the team behind "The Matrix," should be endless. For those who come to regard it as a camp classic...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 1:42 PM
Frank Gehry opens the doors on his first design in Australia. Zaha Hadid settles her lawsuit against a prominent New York critic. And Los Angeles' Hollyhock House gets a makeover. Plus: the limits of free speech in Europe, L.A.’s illegal...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:46 AM
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The elite New York chamber collective, which recently extended its Harris Theater residency two more seasons, begins its 2014-15 residency with a varied program ranging from works by Dvorak and...