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Mike Taylor, Hopkins Architects

On the occasion of his 2013 Current Work lecture, Mike Taylor of Hopkins Architects sits down to discuss craft, sustainability, and velodromes with Tom Phifer.

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Emerging Voices 2012

Interviews, project slideshows, and lecture videos for the 2012 winners.

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5KL: The Energy Issue

Full documentation of a recent Five Thousand Pound Life symposium, in which architects led discussions with the investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, policy experts, journalists, and filmmakers closest to the power of energy.

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Material Flows, Ecosystem Growth, and Urban Landscape Renewal

A 2008 lecture by biologist and plant scientist Paul Mankiewicz on how to improve the environmental, infrastructural and economic health of cities through enhanced ecological productivity and biodiversity.

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Architectural League Prize 2013: Range

On the occasion of the 2014 Architectural League Prize competition call for entries, explore the final installment of interviews with the 2013 winners.

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Success Looks Different Now

A report by Ray Gastil, with Abby Bussel, Paula Deitz, and Rosalie Genevro, about contemporary culture and the important and positive ways in which the role of architecture and design in city building is evolving.

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A Centennial Sketchbook for Grand Central Terminal

A gallery of the winning work from a drawing competition exploring the legacy and iconicity of a New York City landmark, with comments from competition jurors.

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A Country of Cities

Before they became a book, a series of opinion pieces by Vishaan Chakrabarti on Urban Omnibus explained how we can realize a more prosperous, sustainable, and equitable nation.

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Making HeartBeat

Follow Stereotank as they transform two plastic septic tanks into a glowing, pulsing sound machine in their winning design for the 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart competition.

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Beneath and Beyond Big Data

Video documentation of a half-day symposium exploring the increasing entanglement of data, technology and the built environment.

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Typecast

An investigation into a variety of building typologies to identify the ways in which these classifications have become stale, overly simplified, or misunderstood — how they have been typecast.

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Women in American Architecture: 1977 and Today

Susana Torre draws on a 1977 League exhibition and publication on women in the architectural profession to consider the influence that feminism has had on architecture and urban planning and to reflect on how the discourse has and has not changed.

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Folly 2013: tree wood

A feature exploring the winning proposal, tree wood, by Toshihiro Oki Architect, on view at Socrates Sculpture Park until March 31, and the finalists and themes of the 2013 competition.

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In Conversation: Guy Nordenson and Thomas Phifer

Nordenson and Phifer reflect on several of the projects they have completed together and their conceptual approach to collaborative practice as the continuous development of a shared sensibility.

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Folly 2016: Sticks

Sticks by Hou de Sousa was the winner of Folly 2016. Read an essay on this functional structure by Pasqualina Azzarello, Socrates Director of Public Programs; a roundtable discussion featuring the designers among other participants; and a look at this year’s other notable competition entries.

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Re-envisioning Branch Libraries

The Architectural League is collaborating with the Center for an Urban Future on a design study that will articulate new architectural, financial, and programmatic possibilities for these essential, neighborhood-based resource centers.

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Pavilions and Follies

Reinterpreting the architectural folly for the 21st century.

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Waterworks: Architecture and Landscape

In anticipation of the 5KL: Water symposium, we look back at the history of New York City’s most critical piece of civic infrastructure: its water supply.

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Making Room

Exploring contemporary challenges in and possible solutions for creating affordable, legal, safe, comfortable, and desirable options in New York City’s housing market.

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Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, TWBTA

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on recent projects for the arts.

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