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Srygley Pool House

Restrained cedar cladding composes the facade, a contrast with playful ceramic alligators, stone birds, and a concrete dinosaur in the garden. Timothy Hursley

It would be safe to say that the suburban subdivision pool house typology is rarely worth mentioning in any architectural terms. But, this is not that case…

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Filling in the Gaps

When finished, the Riverline development will surround the Bertrand Goldberg designed River City. Courtesy Perkins+Will

To say that development along the Chicago River is booming would be an understatement. With towers rising on nearly every open piece of bank in the downtown, it was no surprise when the city gave…

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Border Re-Order

Orange reflective traffic barrels in a 16 by 16 configuration signify the infrastructure of immigration law. Courtesy Agency

To architect Ersela Kripa, “borders are much thicker than we imagine.” She and her partner Stephen Mueller of AGENCY are building on the strong legacy of theory and practice at the U.S.-Mexico…

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Apartments in Disguise

Rafael Vinoly Architects

There is no public space in Chicago more recognizable than the stretch of parks, museums, and lakefront along Michigan Avenue east of the downtown Loop. Walled in on the north and west by skyscrapers dating mostly from the 1880s–1970s and by the lake to the east, the…

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Maybe In My Back Yard

COOKFOX Architects

The planned redevelopment of the St. John’s Terminal site in Hudson Square, a Manhattan neighborhood known for its fervent opposition to new construction, could be the key to ensuring much-needed infrastructure improvements to nearby Pier 40 and Hudson River Park.

In an agreement outlined by the de Blasio…

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Chef Boyarsky

Jeremie Frank, The Macrophone, 1981. Courtesy Collection of the Alvin Boyarsky Archive

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Fully Jacked

View east down 47th Street from Times Square. The Palace Theatre Building is the tall building at center-right. Copyright 1920 by American Studio, N. Y. / Palace Theatre / 500

According to theatrical superstition, every theater has a ghost. At the Palace Theater in Times Square, the apparition of acrobat…

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Back to School

The Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University. Courtesy KPF

Sixty years ago, black students at Baltimore’s Morgan State College couldn’t go to the movie theater in the shopping center just down the road from their campus. The students also weren’t served in the department…

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Balti-less is more

Courtesy Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

Early this January on a cold Tuesday, the governor of Maryland stood at a podium in the middle of a street full of vacant row houses in Baltimore. On the left of Governor Larry Hogan was Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and on his…