Articles


The Guardian
May 16, 2016
Images of the devastated Canadian city show just how destructive fire can be to urban populations. But the risk is greatest in informal settlements, where high population density and low-grade construction can be a deadly combination
The Palisadian-Post
May 12, 2016
Decades-old broken-down cars litter the weed-pocked front yard of a Huntington home where a pornographer lived with his family.
The Daily Beast
May 7, 2016
Construction began on Paolo Soleri’s “urban laboratory” of Arocsanti, Arizona, in 1970. Its experimental mixture of architecture and ecology remains only partially realized.
The Palisadian-Post
May 5, 2016
This home on Corona del Mar, which has been veiled behind a padlocked chain link fence for nearly 15 years, has a secret—and sordid—past that includes X-rated moviemaking
The Daily Beast
April 23, 2016
It was supposed to be a dramatic symbol of wealth, but became a squatters’ paradise. Now the Torre de David stands vacant in the center of Caracas, its future unclear.
The Guardian
April 21, 2016
Paula Beal is a housing advocate who has lived in Oakland for 45 years. She has seen her entire family forced out of the city by rising rents. Now, as the council imposes a moratorium on evictions, she too is desperately seeking a new home
The Atlantic
April 19, 2016
The city is transforming an old, major road into a new public park.
Ensia
April 13, 2016
Bit by bit, innovators are chipping away at this ubiquitous material’s environmental downsides
The Daily Beast
April 9, 2016
A hundred years after construction began, the shell of a subway tunnel still lies beneath the Ohio city’s streets, empty and unfinished.
The Daily Beast
March 31, 2016
The death of Zaha Hadid has robbed architecture of one of its most famous and controversial figures. Her buildings and influence means Hadid leaves a vibrant legacy.