Philosophy

Criticism and Meta-Criticism

Because my reading of current-day architectural issues tends to be spotty, I only recently discovered Failed Architecture. It’s a website of architectural and urbanism critique. The site’s About page makes it pretty clear that the writers and editors are more interested in the empirical effects of the built environment than they are in theory or …

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The Message Only Becomes More Important Over Time

I feel like I read an article on this topic every month or so, but the repetition is okay. The greenest building is the one that already exists and is reused. Or, as Mark Alan Hewitt puts it in Common Edge: Why Reusing Buildings Should Be the Next Big Thing. Existing buildings vastly outnumber new ones, …

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