Kabul Suicide Bomb Claims Lives of Skateistan Students
Four of six children killed in a suicide-bomb attack in Kabul this month were volunteers and youth leaders at Afghanistan's Skateistan, a novel design initiative funded in part by Architecture for Humanity.
Notes From the Biennale: Politics and Pavilions
Twitter reactions to the second public day of the 2012 Venice Biennale include more pavilion pics, and the first signs of the preview crowds moving on.
Smithsonian Security Guard Commits Suicide at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
A security guard for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No others were injured in the shooting.
National Academy for Environmental Design Seeks Executive Director To Launch Operations
A design-world equivalent of the National Academy of Science or National Institutes of Health, the brand new National Academy of Environmental Design is conducting a search for an executive director.
High Marginal Tax Rates for the Wealthy Are Good for Architecture
A high marginal tax rate for the wealthiest citizens, such as the one recently imposed in France by President Francois Hollande, would do wonders for architecture in the United States. Derek Thompson, Dylan Matthews, Hamilton Nolan, and Matthew Yglesias debate the point.
Spontaneous Interventions #1 to #16
From 78th Street Play Street to Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
Blaze Reported at One World Trade Center Called a False Alarm
Firefighters were called to One World Trade Center to put out a fire on the 88th floor, but one official is calling it a false alarm. If it is, it wouldn't be the first.
Wiel Arets Named Dean at College of Architecture for Illinois Institute of Technology
Celebrated Dutch architect Wiel Arets, who has active projects in Europe and Japan, will step in to lead a program shaped by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Doug Aitken To Collaborate With David Adjaye for New Pavilion at Tate Liverpool
What does Doug Aitken do for an encore? Following his successful run at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, he projects his video art onto another cylindrical building—this time, a pavilion for the Tate Liverpool.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Lead Design of New Columbia Medical Facility
A new medical and educational building by Diller Scofidio + Renfro will build collaboration by mixing study and social spaces.