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Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With the World

Those of us who follow the way of wanderlust are wild romantics. When we encounter the pheromone of the unfamiliar, we feel, see, touch, taste, and smell more keenly. Our minds are on high alert, noticing and processing everything—from the geometry of cobbled paths and thatched roofs to the tones …

Music you may have missed in the last three months

The past three months have been crammed with twists and turns: Kanye West finally released his punk gospel odyssey <i>The Life Of Pablo</i> via a truly chaotic public unveiling, Rihanna came back into our lives and speakers for good with sexy stoner creation <i>ANTI</i>, Beyoncé unleashed the powerful and defiant …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …


Why Low-Rise, High-Density Architecture Is Still Our Best Hope for Better Cities

The world’s population is going through the proverbial roof, set to surpass 9.5 billion by 2050, and with more than half of us now living in cities, the strain on existing urban infrastructure is accelerating at a frightening rate … alright, I know what you’re thinking: Tell us something we don’t …

Urban Design


Our #ProjectOfTheDay is Willow House by Guz Architects: http://arc.ht/1qlg2Ae

The Top 10 Viral Videos on Architecture

Is YouTube a valuable source of education and inspiration when it comes to architecture, or just an ocean of mindless tomfoolery for the procrastination generation? The answer it seems, is almost certainly both: here are some fine examples from either end of the spectrum, along with a few in …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Are high style Turkish ice rinks the new Turkish baths? http://arc.ht/1rZy9j9