How green are Apple’s carbon-sequestering trees really?
When the Apple’s new headquarters is completed later this year, 8,000 trees, transplanted from nurseries around the state of California, will surround the donut-shaped building by Foster + Partners. But how much impact can one tree, or even 8,000 trees, make? The answer: Very limited or null.
The untold story of Harlem’s gentrification and growth
A new book from the Harvard University Press debunks the idea that the gentrification of Harlem was solely imposed by outside developers and investors.
Why everybody’s mad at Anish Kapoor
Did Anish Kapoor cunningly plan this controversy over the world’s darkest engineered material as performance art? To spark a debate about artistic freedom? It could also just be old-fashioned feud.
This graphic novel aims to shape Chicago’s next generation of city planners
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s latest venture is an educational graphic novel about urban planning and its challenges. While the book—titled No Small Plans—raises questions that aren’t new, it serves as an introduction for its target audience, namely children in grades six to ten.
Koning Eizenberg combines symbolism and craft for a new chapel in Hollywood
It took decades of piecemeal construction—a new day school here, a dank brick chapel there—to build the Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH). But it would require 10 years of work by Koning Eizenberg Architecture to transform the 90-year-old Spanish Colonial Revival–style temple into a flexible and social campus for worship.