May 2021: Facades

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May 2021: Facades

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May 2021: Facades

As cities across the country reopen, things are picking up again. AN’s May issue highlights projects and events that point to new horizons. In the news, the Biden administration’s floated $2 trillion infrastructure bill looks to have potentially huge ramifications for affordable housing; D.C. opens its first WWI Memorial; and more. Feature articles analyze the boom in embassy design and construction and preview this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.

In AN’s annual Facades special section, we pinpoint the latest trends and profile the innovators pushing the limits of building enclosures. You don’t want to miss the handiwork of firms such as Adjaye Associates, NADAAA, and Studio Gang, and others..

Also included:

  • Studio Visit: DIGSAU
  • Q&A: Pennsylvania State Senator Nikil Saval on architecture and government
  • A retooling of a Marcel Breuer showstopper takes the high road
  • Review: Avant-Garde as Method: Vkhutemas and the Pedagogy of Space
  • Review: The Art Museum in Modern Times
  • Comment: The problem with today’s more credulous mode of criticism
  • “In Case You Missed It,” the monthly news roundup