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Buildings in New York are For the Birds

New York City, NY – Today, the New York City Council approved Proposed Initiative 1482B — to date, the most broad-reaching bird-friendly building policy in the country. The new policy requires that new buildings’ materials meet bird-friendly standards that greatly reduce collision risks to birds. The policy also covers major renovations that include modifying existing […]

From Church to Lofts: Repurposing Redfined

TORONTO – Medallion Capital Group has broken ground at 260 High Park Church Lofts and Residences, what is the re-envisioned Alhambra Church, on the southwest corner of Annette St. and High Park Ave. in Toronto. The design retains and repurposes the elements that are of historical value in the heritage building, while introducing a new […]

Michelangelo, God’s Architect

As he entered his seventies, the great Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo despaired that his productive years were past. Anguished by the death of friends and discouraged by the loss of commissions to younger artists, this supreme painter and sculptor began carving his own tomb. It was at this unlikely moment that fate intervened to task […]

Architecture in Global Socialism

In the course of the Cold War, architects, planners, and contractors from socialist Eastern Europe engaged in a vibrant collaboration with those in West Africa and the Middle East in order to bring modernization to the developing world. Architecture in Global Socialism shows how their collaboration reshaped five cities in the global South: Accra, Lagos, Baghdad, Abu […]

Modern Architecture and Climate

Modern Architecture and Climate explores how leading architects of the twentieth century incorporated climate-mediating strategies into their designs, and shows how regional approaches to climate adaptability were essential to the development of modern architecture. Focusing on the period surrounding World War II—before fossil-fuel powered air-conditioning became widely available—Daniel Barber brings to light a vibrant and dynamic architectural […]