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American Beauty: Reading “Ugliness and Judgment” Today

January 12, 2021
Kathryn O'Rourke
Spencer Finch (b. 1962). "Back to Kansas", 2015. Exterior household paint on canvas. 190 × 186 inches. Photo courtesy University of Houston.
Public Space, Reviews, Art & Culture, Place, Landscape, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Slow Down and Look

January 8, 2021
Falon Mihalic
Kelly Village Community Park, by Brave Architecture in collaboration with Val Glitsch, FAIA, and Asakura Robinson. Image by Peter Molick.
Architecture, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Preservation, Place, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Kell(e)y Courts/Village: What’s in a Name?

December 30, 2020
Stephen Fox
fala atelier, 2020 Spotlight Award lecture, MFAH, February 19, 2020. Photo by Jessica LaBarbera.
Architecture, Reviews, Other Cities, Houston, Events

The Anonymous Client: fala Speaks in Houston

December 18, 2020
Jonathan Wilkinson
An editor's copies of "Prophetic City" and "Improbable Metropolis."
Architecture, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Place, Industry, Houston

Improbably Prophetic

December 15, 2020
Jack Murphy
Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning by Daniel Barber. Courtesy Princeton University Press.
Architecture, Reviews, Preservation, News, Environment, Design

Response, Interrupted

December 12, 2020
Ross Wienert
Recenter's Fred and Susan Dailey Building, designed by Brave Architecture. Photo by Geoffrey Lyons.
Architecture, Urbanism, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Public Transit, Place, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Recenter Sets an Example in Midtown

December 8, 2020
Marcel Merwin
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Interview, Houston, Housing, Events, Environment, Design

Civic Forum: Responses & Next Steps

December 4, 2020
Jack Murphy
John S. Chase – The Chase Residence, 2020. Distributed by Tower Books, an imprint of the University of Texas at Austin Press.
Architecture, Racial Equity, Place, News, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

A Tale of Two Courtyards: John S. Chase at Home

November 30, 2020
Mona Elamin
Courtesy The Open Workshop, 2020.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Other Cities, Interview, Housing, Environment, Design

All Form is Political: A Conversation Centered on Housing

November 24, 2020
Neeraj Bhatia
Uptown's METRORapid Silver Line. Photo by Christof Spieler.
Urbanism, Urban Planning, Reviews, Public Transit, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Houston, Environment

Uptown’s Silver Line: An Assessment

November 23, 2020
Christof Spieler
The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from above. © Richard Barnes, courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Architecture, Reviews, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Design

A Beautiful Series of Tubes

November 20, 2020
Jack Murphy