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In Conversation: Yung Ho Chang
and Michael Bell

The two architects reflect on their shared personal and professional histories on the occasion of Chang’s 2014 Current Work lecture.

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5KL: Water

Documentation of a symposium addressing issues of water supply in the context of climate change, considered through case studies of Los Angeles, New York City, and the Great Lakes.

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Folly 2015: Torqueing Spheres

Torqueing Spheres by IK Studio was the winner of Folly 2015. Explore an interview with Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim, a photo essay on the fabrication, and other notable entries from this year’s competition.

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Project Reports: NYSCA Architecture + Design Grants

Essays from Margaret Morton on the architecturally distinctive ancestral cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan, Julie Farris on temporary landscapes as community gathering spaces, and six other NYSCA grantees sponsored by the League.

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Meeting the Demands of New York’s New Realities

On the year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a feature showcasing ideas from the design community and beyond that confront the challenges presented by our region’s vulnerability to severe storms and rising tides.

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Simón Vélez

An interview with Simón Vélez in conjunction with his February 2011 Current Work lecture.

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Mid-Century Masters

A four-part series of audio recordings from the Architectural League’s archives of leading figures in post-war modernism.

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Seung H-Sang and Barry Bergdoll

A conversation between Seung and Bergdoll about the Korean architect’s influences, his interest in emptiness and site, and the public role of architecture today.

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The Five Thousand Pound Life

A multi-year initiative on new ways of thinking and acting on climate change, architecture, and our economic future.

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Folly 2012: Curtain

Explore the winning proposal for Folly 2012, Curtain by Jerome W. Haferd and K. Brandt Knapp, through an interview with the designers.

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Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu, Amateur Architecture Studio

Featuring the philosophy and projects of the Hangzhou-based studio on the occasion of Wang Shu’s 2013 Current Work Lecture.

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Finding Common Ground

A conversation between the League’s Rosalie Genevro and Gregory Wessner on the highs and lows of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Sarah Wigglesworth, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

On the occasion of her 2013 Current Work lecture, Sarah Wigglesworth sits down to discuss her home building project, environmental and social sustainability, and women in architecture.

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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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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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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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Emerging Voices 2012

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

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The Architectural League Prize 2016: (im)permanence

Announcing the winners of the Architectural League Prize 2016: (im)permanence

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Architectural League Prize 2012: No Precedent

A feature documenting the 2012 winners, with images of the exhibition at Parsons and video interviews with the firms.

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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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