Observations

Observations features individual articles focused on the intersection between the built environment and other disciplines. This section is also the home to particular series, such as featuring exhibitions across the world affected by COVID-19, and In Context (a re-contextualization of our archives by our readers).

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Essay

A Career in Five Projects: Carol Ross Barney

Iker Gil interviews Carol Ross Barney

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Essay

Restoring the Sears, Roebuck & Company’s Sunken Garden

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

Mas observations 2024 mid continent modern baker studio cover

Essay

Mid-Continent Modern

Introduction by Jeffery S. Poss with text and photographs by Phillip Kalantzis-Cope

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Essay

The Japanese House Inside and Out

Essay by Naomi Pollock

Mas observations 2024 theres a place called kokomo opalescent glass 01

Essay

There’s A Place Called Kokomo (Opalescent Glass)

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Essay

The Birds, the Couple, and My Doppelgänger in Reverse

Text by Umi the Cat and project by Imu Chan Architecture

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Project

Sentinels: Iron Portals of Chicagoland

Project by Cédric Van Parys

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Interview

Unnamed Spaces

Marta Bogéa, Mônica Junqueira de Camargo, and Pedro Kok in conversation with Alvaro Puntoni and João Sodré of GRUPOSP

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Essay

Drawing the Ring of Steel: A Counter-Monument for Belfast

Essay and project by Kate Catterall

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Essay

Five Bay Landscapes: Saginaw Bay

Essay by Sean Burkholder and Karen Lutsky

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Essay

Urban Exploration as Creative Practice

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

Mas observations 2024 urban archaeology lost buildings of st louis 01

Essay

Urban Archaeology: Lost Buildings of St. Louis

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Essay

Hanover and Over Again!

Essay by Jason Griffiths

Mas observations 2023 the passion tax is history 01

Essay

The “Passion Tax” is History

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Photo Essay

Lavadoiro

Text and photos by Ana Amado

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Exhibition

Outside the Box: Modern and Contemporary Houses in Riverside

Text by Michelangelo Sabatino with photographs by Will Quam

Mas observations 2023 the englewood nature trail 01

Essay

The Englewood Nature Trail: Urban Morphology and Community

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Interview

Mundo Mendo Goes to Seoul: The World of Luis Mendo on Display

Iker Gil interviews Luis Mendo about his exhibition Mundo Mendo

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Essay

Art at the James R. Thompson Center

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius