Held April 16th to the 18th in Chicago, the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference was attended by some 750 individuals which included architecture professors, deans, and practicing architects.
Consider it the White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs for the 21st century. Timber in the City is a new book by Andrew Bernheimer that calls for a re-evaluation of how and why wood is used in construction in America. It’s all about a new phrase in construction: mass timber.
A new monograph highlights transformative designs by a firm strikingly dedicated to re-enchanting public space.
By Norman Weinstein
February 12, 2015
Please join me for an imaginative reformulation of architectural history for the sake of discovering new pleasures, architecturally, in public space. Move over, Vitruvius. Make way for Lao Tzu, your Asian forerunner who wrote in his Tao Te Ching, a 6th-century, BC, spiritual, as well as practical guide for living lightly: