The opulent, refined town of Newport Beach with it’s 10 miles of waterfront along the Pacific Ocean, may be by the seaside but it is as far away from a budget bucket and spades brigade as can be. You’ll find it in Orange County along the sparkling and highly manicured Californian Riviera just...
To the younger generation, Grindelwald is most familiar as a villainous character from the Harry Potter franchise. But did you know it is also the name of a mountain resort in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland? The pretty alpine village, which has just 105 permanent inhabitants, is popular with...
The only International style building in New York, The Museum of Modern Art of 1939, designed by Philip Goodwin and Edward Durrel Stone, is once again scheduled for renovation and expansion. Is this an opportunity to restore the original to its former dignity? Perhaps the trustees have realized the value of an...
In 1956—shortly after his inauguration and before launching the competition for the new capital—Juscelino Kubitchek de Oliveira, president of Brazil, asked his friend Oscar Niemeyer to design and begin construction on the future presidential palace just outside the main axis of the future capital: the sublime Palace of the Dawn. In this...
It’s 9:00 on a Tuesday night, and Alberto Kalach and I are on the second floor of the Taller de Arquitectura X offices. An immense open space filled with acquired objects, artwork from friends, architectural models, drawings, books, and music: a true workshop with a 12-meter window overlooking Chapultepec Park, the most...