Michael Wang

“Lebbeus Woods, Architect”

January 2013

Curated by Joseph Becker and Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher In 1995, Lebbeus Woods imagined San Francisco creatively transfigured by the very earthquakes that threaten it. These “Inhabiting the Quake” drawings depict an architecture that … READ ON

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Coming Together

Michael Wang on Gregory Markopoulos’s Eniaios

July 2012

DURING THE LAST WEEKEND IN JUNE, while most of Europe took a break from focusing on Greece’s precarious economic future to follow the Euro 2012 finals, I traveled to the tiny Greek village of Lyssaraia, in the heart of the Peloponnese, to… READ ON

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“Metabolism, The City of the Future"

September 2011

Perhaps the most ebullient critique of doctrinaire postwar modernism, the Japanese Metabolist movement of the 1960s and ’70s understood the city as a living organism.… READ ON

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Hans Hollein

September 2011

Framing the Pritzker-winning architect as an artist, the exhibition foregrounds his multidisciplinary work in sculpture, writing, and design.… READ ON

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Rem Cycle

A Rem Koolhaas talk

May 2011 NEW YORK

“REM,” AS ARCHITECT REM KOOLHAAS is known in architecture and design circles, knows how to draw a crowd. Tickets to his New Museum–sponsored talk last Wednesday at NYU’s Kimmel Center, the keynote address to the heavily publicized … READ ON

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INTO THIN AIR: THE MERGING OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

May 2011

IN 1976, THE PRESIDENT of Union Carbide attempted to reassure the company’s Manhattan employees about their imminent relocation to Danbury, Connecticut. In a human-relations spot, he described their two presumed concerns: “The first is,… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2011 [TOC]

Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry

January 2011

Best known for her twenty-five-year collaboration with Louis I. Kahn, architect Anne Tyng has received comparatively little recognition for her own rigorously theorized practice.… READ ON

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Marc Newson

December 2010

In the machine age, designers turned to the most advanced technologies of travel as sources of inspiration. Le Corbusier wrote odes to ocean liners and airplanes. Charlotte Perriand fell into raptures over automobiles. Marcel Breuer fashioned… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2010 [TOC]

“Rising Currents”

ARCHITECTURE

June 2010

POLAR ICE IS MELTING, warmer water is expanding, and coastal cities—confronted with projections of eroded coastlines and ever more frequent flooding—are grappling with the looming question of how to keep the water out. As early as 2004,… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2010 [TOC]

The Fischer King

Urs Fischer at the New Museum

October 2009 NEW YORK

THERE WAS A CARNIVAL FEEL to the New Museum’s Tuesday fete for the crowd-pleasing “Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty.” Art-hungry hordes lined up for their dose of the uncanny, whether taking turns being shocked by Noisette, a lingual … READ ON

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