Obituary: Mario Coyula Cowley, 1935-2014

The celebrated Cuban architect and urban planner Mario Coyula Cowley died in Havana on July 7, after a long battle with cancer. He was 79 years old.

Edward P. Evans Hall, Designed by Foster + Partners

YALE-School-of-Management_Exterior_HERO.jpg Norman Foster studied under Paul Rudolph at Yale, but his School of Management building on the university’s New Haven campus takes a different tack.

First Look: BIG’s ‘BIG Maze’ at the National Building Museum

Bjarke Ingels and his team designed the maze to engage all three dimensions, so that museumgoers can see and enjoy the plan from inside its maple plywood walls as well as from the galleries above.

In Tokyo, Protestors Don’t Want 1964 Olympics Stadium Replaced by Zaha Hadid’s

In preparation for hosting the games again in 2020, the vintage structure is being readied for demolition. But a collection of architects and lay people alike are hoping to convince the Japan Sport Council to do otherwise.

Modernism’s Jewish Connection

The role of Jews in creating and popularizing post-war modernism has largely escaped attention, but it is now the subject of a new exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco.

‘City of Big Data ‘Makes the Invisible, Visible”

For the exhibition Chicago: City of Big Data, CAF turned its centerpiece Chicago Model—a 320-square-foot resin replica of the city’s downtown, updated annually to reflect additions and subtractions—into an interpretive piece through which to "view" the city’s data. Encompassing everything from tweets to demographics to air quality, so-called big data is increasingly employed by city governments, developers, and designers to create smarter infrastructure that better integrates the urban environment with its populace.

David Benjamin’s The Living Evolves

Just before the debut of a summer-long installation in New York, architect David Benjamin announced that Autodesk has acquired his research-focused firm.

Lessons from Tadao Ando

Just before the opening of his expansion for the Clark Art Institute, Tadao Ando shared his thoughts on art and architecture.

Along the Huangpu River: The Future of Shanghai

As the Pearl of the Orient continues to expand, areas up- and downstream of these central landmarks have filled with large construction sites. High-profile firms—including Foster + Partners; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM); David Chipperfield Architects (DCA); and Arquitectonica—are involved in projects on a grand scale.

Beam by Beam, a Mega-Project Grows

The steel platform that is vital to the $20 billion Hudson Yards mega-project in Manhattan–what will allow three high-rise tower to be built atop of working railroad tracks on the eastern half of the site–is taking shape, after a slow start.

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