Posts Tagged: architecture

Book Review: Walkable City

I realize I am a little late to be reviewing Jeff Speck’s 2012 book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, but I have had a lot of time to catch up on my reading

Book Review: Walkable City

I realize I am a little late to be reviewing Jeff Speck’s 2012 book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, but I have had a lot of time to catch up on my reading

Observing Our Changing Urban Spaces

A few weeks ago I exited our local library in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland to see a small crowd of adults, children and toddlers, pausing to watch as bulldozers across the street torn apart the First Baptist Church. As its walls came

Observing Our Changing Urban Spaces

A few weeks ago I exited our local library in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland to see a small crowd of adults, children and toddlers, pausing to watch as bulldozers across the street torn apart the First Baptist Church. As its walls came

The Shophouse in Singapore

Last weekend I finally had the time to explore Emerald Hill, a historic neighborhood of residential shophouses just off of Orchard Road.  Although the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has not historically been known for conserving buildings, over the last decade

The Shophouse in Singapore

Last weekend I finally had the time to explore Emerald Hill, a historic neighborhood of residential shophouses just off of Orchard Road.  Although the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has not historically been known for conserving buildings, over the last decade

City Beautiful: Pop-Up Cities

This week’s City Beautiful starts from a post on BLDG Blog about a forthcoming book,  Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-Half Dimensions. Authors CJ Lim and Ed Liu create a new genre of “architectural fiction” where fantastical  environments built in paper

City Beautiful: Pop-Up Cities

This week’s City Beautiful starts from a post on BLDG Blog about a forthcoming book,  Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-Half Dimensions. Authors CJ Lim and Ed Liu create a new genre of “architectural fiction” where fantastical  environments built in paper