Critic Alexandra Lange's incisive, observant, curious, human- and street-friendly architecture column for Curbed.
At its best, Abstract: The Art of Design is fast, funny, and informational; at its worst, it swamps the screen with imagery without criticism or context. It premieres February 10.
Understanding how the Japanese-American experience of internment affected postwar design history, 75 years after FDR's executive order.
For the seventh consecutive year, Curbed’s own Alexandra Lange and the critic Mark Lamster of the Dallas Morning News cover the ups and downs, triumphs, and tragedies of the year in design.
On Thursday, November 10, the Vanna Venturi House in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, providing the 54-year-old house with its first preservation protection. We stopped by for a tour.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro creates a technology-forward exhibition about French architect Pierre Chareau’s seminal 1930s Maison de Verre.
Our critic visits the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and examines its place on the National Mall and the ways the institution's architecture helps tell a complex, still-unfolding story.
Apple, under the meticulous design direction of Jonathan Ive, continues to dominate the collective imagination with a singular vision the tech’s future. But what if the company's influential aesthetic wasn't cute, soft, and round?
Alexandra Lange explores the design behind the Lowline, a new public space being built in a disused subterranean trolley terminal and billed as the world's first underground park—but that's not exactly what it will be.
Alexandra Lange debunks the oft-cited statistic that 50 percent of the world's population lives in cities, and makes a case for why holding on to that number is harming our design discourse.
Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange talks with video game designer William Chyr about the beautiful, puzzling world he created in Manifold Garden, his first release, slated to be released in early 2017.
How does one update buildings designed with nothing to hide? Tales from the renovation architects who know Louis Kahn best.
On April 19, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to consider a proposed $190 million renovation to the Ford Foundation, the 1967 building by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. Here's what those changes may mean for the building.
A common reaction to Marcel Breuer and Associates’ 1959-61 Colston Hall at Bronx Community College, an arcing slab of concrete and steel hard by the Major Deegan Expressway and overlooking the Harlem River, is, What’s that?
In New Zealand, the taste level is high and the landscape reliably stunning. The hills are jam-packed with houses that rival the indoor-outdoor appeal of California midcentury modern, and new urban development is clean and contemporary.
If Roche Dinkeloo’s Ambassador Grill does not rise to the level of an interior landmark, then what would meet the standard?
Our critic, Alexandra Lange, examines the British architect's recent body of work
But can it be more than a cultural institution for our digital era?