Observations

This platform features articles, essays, interviews, reviews, and photo essays about the built environment and the people and conditions that shape it. Since 2022, Observations has also included a monthly column by architectural historian Elizabeth Blasius.

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Interview

En-Medio: Casa Cueva

Text and interview by Departamento del Distrito (Francisco Quiñones & Nathan Friedman)

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Interview

The MIES Project

Michelangelo Sabatino interviews Arina Dähnick

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Essay

La Ricarda: A Work in Progress

Essay by Fernando Alvarez and Jordi Roig

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Essay

Memories of La Ricarda: The Gomis Bertrand and Bonet Families Reflect on a Historic House

The Gomis Bertrand family and Victoria Bonet, daughter of the architect Antonio Bonet Castellana, share their memories about the Casa Gomis

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Interview

No Compromise: An Interview with Stanley Tigerman

Fresh Meat interviews Stanley Tigerman

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Project

Chinese Communal Graphic Standards

Text and project by Raven Xu

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Interview

A Career in Five Projects: Carlos Ferrater

Iker Gil interviews Carlos Ferrater

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Remembrance

Stanley Tigerman (1930–2019)

Architects remember Stanley Tigerman

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Interview

Memory Card Sea Power

Iker Gil interviews David Southwood

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Essay

Pittsburgh as a Project: Reimagining the Modern

Essay by Rami el Samahy, Chris Grimley, and Michael Kubo

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Essay

Liminal Frontier: Climate Adaptation and the American Coast

Essay and photographs by Virginia Hanusik

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Interview

Atlantic City

Iker Gil interviews Brian Rose

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Interview

En-Medio: Súper Servicio Lomas

Text and interview by Departamento del Distrito (Francisco Quiñones & Nathan Friedman)

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Essay

Spontaneous Uses

Text and drawings by SIAA with photography by Lauro Rocha

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Essay

Connections: 48 Years

Presentation by Barbara Kasten

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Essay

A Receding Coast

Essay and photographs by Virginia Hanusik

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Interview

Almost Perfect

Iker Gil interviews Luis Mendo and Yuka Martin Mendo

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Essay

Rebel Garages

Essay and policy proposals by Future Firm

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Diagram

Visual Explorations of Our Daily Environment

Visualizations by Scott Reinhard