Listen to a BOMBLive! This podcast features an interview of the founder and director of The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Matthew Coolidge, by architect Deborah Gans, recorded at Pratt Institute on February 22, 2010.
Stan Allen’s seminal essay, “Field Conditions,” written almost 15 years ago, still resonates among architects. He confers with Nader Tehrani on landscape urbanism as well as building and teaching “from a position of uncertainty.”
Eisenman founded the seminal Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in 1967. Since then, his architectural practice has been in intense dialogue with critical theory, grappling with Derrida’s debunking of a “metaphysics of presence.”
En Español El cerebro detrás de la transformación urbana de Medellín es matemático, profesor, ex-alcalde, y, actualmente, candidato a la presidencia de Colombia. Con Mazzanti, arquitecto, esboza la metodología de la esperanza.
The mastermind behind Medellín’s urban transformation is Sergio Fajardo, a mathematician, professor-turned-mayor, and a Colombian presidential hopeful.
En Español El arquitecto chileno, de origen croata, habla con José Castillo sobre la precariedad de sus materiales, la relación de sus proyectos con el arte y la literatura, y los beneficios de mantener la perspectiva de inmigrante.
A Chilean architect of Croatian descent, Radic talks with the Mexican architect José Castillo about his uniquely surreal dwellings, elemental installations, and the benefits of maintaining an immigrant’s approach to seeing the world.
The projects undertaken by the architecture and design firm KieranTimberlake Associates have redefined green design and off-site fabrication. Timberlake discusses their project for MoMA’s Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling.
Sponsored in part by the Frances Dittmer Family Foundation. Experimentation reached its peak in Brazil with the Paulista School, and one of its main contributors was Mendes da Rocha, the 2006 Pritzker Prize–winning architect.
Urban planning and the Edenic garden, from Cicero to Borges; and universal knowledge and the public library, from Boulee to Kalach’s own soaring Vasconcelos Library.
William Katavolos’s career as an avant-gardist spans 60 years, culminating in his ongoing research into aquatecture, or liquid architecture. Colleague Deborah Gans places his vision within the trajectory of architectural history.
For centuries, the urban infrastructure of the New World has been haunted by the presence of a rural culture immersed within the city, a sort of parallel slum city that José Castillo terms “urbanism of the informal.”
The president and creative director of his own design firm and the force behind a range of interdisciplinary projects and partnerships, Bruce Mau speaks with Kathryn Simon about drift, vision, and his unique studio environment.
The new book Occupation takes a broad look at the practice of Allied Works Architecture and their principal Brad Cloepfil. He spoke to Stuart Horodner in BOMB’s Spring 2005 issue.
Michael Bell represents a new breed of architectural practitioner and professor: one who maintains the centrality of the political while deploying the latest forms of design practice.
Jesús Tenreiro-Degwitz is a renowned Venezuelan architect and esteemed teacher whose buildings reflect his concern for truth and for the improvement of living conditions for the urban citizen.
Janet Olmsted Cross on the bold, tough building designs of the Orchard Group.
UN Studio has designed train stations, bridges, private residences and museums with a fluid and inconclusive process that strives for universal consciousness. Ben van Berkel started the practice, along with his wife, Caroline Bos.
Steven Holl Architects are the design team behind the new Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. Critic Joseph Masheck and Holl discuss analog, metaphor, and Malevich.
Raimund Abraham’s just-completed Austrian Cultural Center rises into the Manhattan skyline like a natural force. He and fellow architect Carlos Brillembourg discuss the philosophy that forms his buildings.
Architect Samuel Mockbee and his Rural Studio have been designing radically inventive homes, community centers and churches for the poor out of the most unlikely materials: card-board boxes, hay, old car windows and bundles of used clothes.
Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza blends the taut gestures of modernism with the complex, ever-shifting organic designs of nature and the city in his achievement at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, which opened in Oporto in the summer of 1999.
Architect and writer Carlos Brillembourg visits Brasilia to meditate on the cities spontaneous history and its place in the pantheon of contemporary urban planning.
Architect Carlos Brillembourg is among a few initiates allowed entrance to Luis Barragan’s nunnery.
In this imagined interview, Carlos Brillembourg transforms the elegant writings of legendary architect Louis I. Kahn into a revelatory conversation on the aesthetics and ideology of his craft.
Architect James Wines discusses how projects by his firm SITE ride the line between the art world and the mainstream, environmental and technocratic interests, construction and deconstruction.