Matt Shaw

Senior Editor, Architect's Newspaper

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[UPDATES] Protest planned as controversy erupts over AT&T Building

Saudi Arabian investment group Olayan America announced plans yesterday to renovate and overhaul the base of Philip Johnson’s iconic AT&T Building (now 550 Madison Avenue). The response to Snøhetta’s design proposal was immediately mixed, with many in the architectural community deriding the new design as anti-contextual and…
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Paul Goldberger’s tribute to Rafael Moneo for the 2017 Praemium Imperiale

Spanish architect Rafael Moneo is one of five 2017 Praemium Imperiale laureates, an annual prize of 15 million yen (approximately $136,000) given by The Japan Art Association. The other winners are performer Mikhail Baryshnikov, Senegalese world music star Youssou N’Dour, as well as Iranian video artist Shirin Neshat and Ghanaian…
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What’s up with the Chicago Architecture Biennial?

The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) will open its second iteration this September under the theme “Make New History.” This raises some serious questions. Why are we still talking about “history” in architecture? Didn’t the cheeky use of architectural history doom postmodernism? Early postmodernism’s original, successful use of decorative,…
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What happened to speculation in architecture?

This is a preview of our September issue, out tomorrow. What happened to speculation in architecture? At a recent symposium at the Yale School of Architecture titled “Aesthetic Activism,” Dean of the Syracuse School of Architecture Michael Speaks noted that curiously, architecture has lost its penchant for speculation in recent…
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Mimi Zeiger, Ann Lui, and Niall Atkinson to curate 2018 U.S. Pavilion

The co-commissioners of the United States pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale are the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the University of Chicago. They jointly announced today that the theme of their exhibition will be "Dimensions of Citizenship." It will be co-curated by Niall Atkinson,…
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AN to host mini-marathon talk series at first Exhibit Columbus

What: The Architect’s Newspaper Opening Conversations When: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 26th Where: The Red Room, Cleo Rogers Memorial Library, 536 5th St, Columbus, Indiana, 47201 As part of the opening festivities of Exhibit Columbus, The Architect's Newspaper (AN) will host a wide-ranging conversation about architecture, art, design, and…