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 Layered building fabric, Mass MoCA, North Adams, Mass.  Photo: Christine Cipriani

Layered building fabric, Mass MoCA, North Adams, Mass.
Photo: Christine Cipriani

Criticism

Review of Pierluigi Serraino's book The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study / Wall Street Journal

Review of Stefan Al's book The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream / Wall Street Journal

Review of Bruner/Cott's renovation of Mass MoCA's Building 6, with special attention to the dialogue between architecture and the performing arts / Metropolis

The problem with the courtyard in Renzo Piano's new Harvard Art Museums, and how everyone involved tried to solve it / ArchitectureBoston

Review of Rafael Viñoly's Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, new neighbor to I. M. Pei & Associates' John F. Kennedy Presidential Library / Architect's Newspaper

Review of Black Mountain College exhibit at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) / Architect's Newspaper

News and Features

The past and future of Boston City Hall and Plaza: recap of 2016 forum with City Hall architect Michael McKinnell at Boston Society of Architects / Architect

"How Ada Louise Huxtable Saved Salem": a 2015 Peabody Essex Museum symposium marking fifty years since the critic's takedown of a massive urban-renewal scheme / Architect's Newspaper 

The formal evolution of Boston's coastal architecture, traced through four key buildings / ArchitectureBoston

The 2012 demolition of Wayland High School (1960), designed by The Architects Collaborative (TAC) / Architectural Record

The modern houses of outer Cape Cod, a story that led me deep into the library and eventually to a book coauthored with Peter McMahon of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust / Modernism

Profiles

"Studio Visit" stories on the Boston architecture firms Behnisch Architekten (Architect's Newspaper) and Utile (Architect's Newspaper)

Profile of the late expatriate architect Joseph Allen Stein. I was moved to write about Stein after working for three years in Delhi, India, where he designed several well-loved cultural centers. / Dwell

Profile of the Finnish-born textile designer Marianne Strengell, exploring her importance to midcentury design / Dwell

 Olav Hammarstrom, Saarinen House (1960, for Lily Swann Saarinen), Wellfleet, Mass., with Marianne Strengell and some of her textile designs on deck Photo: Alexandre Georges for  Interiors,  1962

Olav Hammarstrom, Saarinen House (1960, for Lily Swann Saarinen), Wellfleet, Mass., with Marianne Strengell and some of her textile designs on deck
Photo: Alexandre Georges for Interiors, 1962

 Entrance to Eames House, Pacific Palisades, California (Charles and Ray Eames, 1949) Photo: Christine Cipriani

Entrance to Eames House, Pacific Palisades, California (Charles and Ray Eames, 1949)
Photo: Christine Cipriani