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  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • Burberry building review: Plaid bad on Michigan Avenue

    Burberry building review: Plaid bad on Michigan Avenue
    It's a decorated shed. That's what authors of the seminal book, “Learning From Las Vegas,” would call the new Burberry at North Michigan Avenue and Ontario Street. It fits. What does it mean? The book's architect authors, Robert Venturi,...
  • Barry Berkus dies at 77; architect of mass-market housing

    Barry Berkus dies at 77; architect of mass-market housing
    Barry Alan Berkus, a California architect who left a deep imprint on mass-market housing, spurring trends toward homes with grand entrances, high ceilings, master suites, natural light and open spaces, has died. He was 77. Berkus, who had leukemia, died...
  • Barnes Foundation seeks dismissal of court petition

     
    Don't read the Barnes Foundation's request for dismissal of a court petition too closely...
  • Ground Level: New meaning for Venice's landmark binoculars

     
    In their classic study of commercial-strip architecture, 1972’s “Learning from Las Vegas,” Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour defined two kinds of ornamented buildings: the “Decorated Shed,” a plain shell...
  • Pritzker Prize goes to Wang Shu, 48-year-old Chinese architect

     
    Pritzker Prize: The Pritzker Prize, architecture's most prestigious award, on Monday was awarded to Wang Shu, a Chinese architect. Wang Shu is in Los Angeles for an appearance at UCLA....
  • 'Conversations With Frank Gehry' by Barbara Isenberg

    'Conversations With Frank Gehry' by Barbara Isenberg
    Conversations With Frank Gehry Barbara Isenberg Alfred A. Knopf: 352 pp., $40 My hopes, I'll admit, were not especially high for "Conversations With Frank Gehry," Barbara Isenberg's collection of recent interviews with the architect. Particularly in...
  • Jeanne Gang brings feminine touch to Chicago's muscled skyline

    Jeanne Gang brings feminine touch to Chicago's muscled skyline
    Before we turn to an assessment of Aqua, a new residential skyscraper in Chicago, permit me a quick (and relevant!) detour to a sidewalk news conference in Lower Manhattan, held recently at the foot of the under-construction Beekman Tower. We join the...
  • Digital video runs a screen on the cityscape

    Digital video runs a screen on the cityscape
    Apple is expected to unveil its much-anticipated touch-screen tablet on Wednesday morning. A few journalists see the device as a possible savior for the newspaper business. Me? I'm wondering how it'll affect the skyline. Don't laugh. Whatever shape it...
  • 1960s architecture: L.A. and the paradox of preservation

    1960s architecture: L.A. and the paradox of preservation
    Modern architecture is growing old. The groundbreaking designers at Germany's Bauhaus began building nearly a century ago. Many landmarks of midcentury Modernism, while somewhat younger, are also showing their age, their curtain walls taking on water,...
  • Frederick Fisher's radical vision

    Frederick Fisher's radical vision
    The Los Angeles architect Frederick Fisher, who turned 60 earlier this year, is anything but a doctrinaire designer or a dogmatic personality. His houses, museum galleries and other buildings have over the years been executed in a relatively broad...