Calatrava’s bridge for Florida, Poly Tech

Calatrava’s bridge for Florida, Poly Tech

Two years ago Santiago Calatrava’s white feather-patterned arches stopped traffic on  I-4, just outside of Tampa, FL– even if it was just for a nanosecond. The arches were the first roadside view of the newest Florida institute of higher...

Sliding glass doors made the outdoor room possible

Admit it. When you look at the picture to the left, don’t you see yourself with a tall glass of  sweet tea? Maybe you prefer to sip a mint julep as you slowly swing on the wicker bench? After 30 years of being frozen out of trendy architecture, Modernism is...

Next Helsinki seeks big ideas

Are words stronger than steel when it comes to what gets built? Some architectural critics think it’s time to challenge the public relations verbiage that seems to draw spectacular ideas for landmark architecture. Architect and critic Michael Sorkin and independent...