Architecture Non-fiction

Meet me at Grand Central

Christian and I gave an architectural walking tour of midtown in September (titled “Outreach To The Elderly”). In writing it, we were ourselves surprised to discover an elegant distillation of the architectural merit of Grand Central Terminal, and a simple explanation of what architects mean by “space.” One of the unique challenges of URBAN architecture […]


The Limits of Preservation: MoMA & Folk Art Museum

To those who haven’t watched it, this video gives some good insight into the players behind the MoMA expansion, and some good counter-arguments from the panel. The panel: Cathleen McGuigan, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Reed Kroloff, Nicolai Ourousoff, Stephen Rustow, Karen Stein. Times are tough at DS+R, their feet are in some muck. Liz Diller’s presentation comes across […]