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2018 Vanguard: Davies Toews

JOURNALISM

With their residential and public architectural works, New York firm Davies Toews directly confronts irregularities and constraints to transform potentially awkward moments into meticulously designed spaces and public installations. Read more.  

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Free Roaming: A Review of the 2018 Venice Biennale

CRITICISM

In an interview leading up to the 16th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, the curators, Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, of Grafton Architects, admitted that the theme they devised, Freespace, was difficult to define. Space that’s free? Free of what? Free for whom? Read more

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Architecture is a Sexual Practice

CRITICISM

Cruising is a covert act that takes place in plain sight. Cues like locked eyes, a turnaround glance, winks, gropes, all signify consent to approach one another. Its variant practices and habits form the subject of the Cruising Pavilion, an off-site group exhibition held during the vernissage of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Read more


Undercover

Essay

The 2018 book, Awnings, conceived and designed by Sean Kuhnke at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, collects his photographs of "step-down" awnings taken around New York City. "Undercover" examines the awning as an urban vernacular form and unpacks the evolution of its application, fabrication, and function as both a means of protection and a signifier of a bygone urban past.


An Open Book

Essay