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Architecture

2 years
ago

The Prentice Hospital Debate Heats Up Again

Bertrand Goldberg’s brutalist hospital was a technical masterpiece of its time, from its innovative structure to the technology used in designing it. Can preservationists link its inner beauty to its future?

3 years
ago

Maya Lin on Landscape Architecture

The great landscape architect, famous since designing the Vietnam Memorial at the age of 21, gives a tour of her work at UIC.

3 years
ago

Is Sports Architecture in Decline?

New York City goes zero for three in its newest arenas. But Midwestern sports architecture provides hope for the future… and in Chicago, you can see its storied past, where it all went wrong, and where it started to improve.

4 years
ago

Jeanne Gang Talks Architecture at Stop Smiling

The local starchtect discusses “Reveal,” the new monograph about Studio Gang, as the Gang-designed Ford Calumet Environmental Center hangs in the balance. Alternately, Lisa Madigan appears on the Interview Show tonight at the Hideout.

6 years
ago

The Turnaround Artist

For years, Laurence Booth, one of the city’s most widely acclaimed architects, championed low-scale buildings and decried “antihuman” high-rises. Now he has designed three towers and has a fourth under construction. Why? “We have to make some huge changes in this country,” he says.

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