Letter from Barcelona

LiMa Housing, Berlin, by Herman Hertzberger. Photo: Axel Burvall courtesy With lockdown in effect in many parts of the world, and urban streets and…

New Circadia

The inaugural exhibition in an experimental gallery invites visitors to take a nap.

Book Review: Vancouverism

Vancouverism By Larry Beasley (UBC Press, 2019) REVIEW Sean Ruthen It’s been about a decade since the term “Vancouverism” entered the popular lexicon. Also…

Going Viral

The idea of prefabricating hospitals to contain epidemics has a long history that includes a Danish-designed felt hut, in widespread use over a century ago.

Markson’s Mark

A new book and exhibition considers the quiet influence of architect Jerome Markson on modern and contemporary Toronto.

The New Socially Distanced Contract

Some people are simply more self-aware than others when it comes to social distancing. The bigger question is how this will affect the way we think about public…

For Vittorio

The dismal reality of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit with the first death of a colleague and hero.  I write this just after learning that Vittorio Gregotti…


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