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Emerging Voices 2013

View a series of interviews with and lecture videos of the firms selected for the 2013 Emerging Voices program.

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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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Little Free Library/NYC

Presenting—including a new documentary video—the design, installation, and use of ten Little Free Libraries across the East Village and the Lower East Side that were on view through September 1, 2013.

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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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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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Ada Louise Huxtable Feature

Ada Louise Huxtable

Reflections on the life and work of the great Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic by architects, journalists, developers, and city officials.

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Restoring 101 Spring Street

A discussion with Robert Bates, Rob Beyer, and Adam Yarinsky detailing the history and restoration process of Donald Judd’s former residence.

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The City That Never Was

The current economic crisis in Spain provides a point of departure for rethinking global patterns of urbanization and settlement. With documentation of a February 2013 symposium, photography, an essay, and interview.

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The American Folk Art Museum Building and the Museum of Modern Art

Video now available from the public conversation on the Museum of Modern Art’s reaffirmed decision to demolish the American Folk Art Museum building.

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Urban Omnibus

Three supers of three very different buildings get into the nitty gritty of their work, helping us understand what it might take to make the city’s ambitious Zero Waste vision a reality.

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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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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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Fuzzy Math

Announcing the winner and runners-up of the second annual Urban Omnibus writing competition, this year on the topic of cost, metrics, and measurement in urban life.

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Ideas City 2013

As an organizing partner of the 2013 festival, with the theme Untapped Capital, the League announces two projects that will launch in conjunction with the event: Little Free Library/NYC and Typecast.

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Renzo Piano

A feature looking back on the architect’s long relationship with the League, including several lectures and a 1992 exhibition.

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A Commitment to Place: Material, Craft, and Labor

Bijoy Jain, Francis Kéré, and Simón Vélez are three architects whose work demonstrate what it means to practice with a deep sensitivity to place.

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Ulrich Franzen

A feature honoring and remembering the famous modernist and his impact on the Architectural League, of which he was President from 1966-68 and a Board Member until his death in 2012.

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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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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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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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