Swim Lessons

Pools are sites for recreation and fun. But as much as any public space in New York, they also carry the weight of the city's complex histories of race and place.

Undercurrents

There's nothing shallow about the infrastructure of New York City's public pools. An architect dives deep into their essential, and evolving, roles in urban life.

Cleaning Up?

Bless This Mess

The urban landscape is formed by uneven practices of denial and redemption, while stuff stays with us. What are we doing when we are cleaning up?

Whereabouts

3-2751

Blue rectangles say someone is home.

100-Year Adaptation Zone

In their speculative proposal, Nine Reciprocities, two designers pair evocative visions of the long-term future with self-reflection. How can architecture help maintain community in the face of social and environmental challenges?

Broom Swept

An artist stalks the storefront ruins of Lower Manhattan, documenting the material traces of real estate's perpetual churn.

Whereabouts

2-38216

Warmth feels out of place, but oozes anyway, in this barren angular nook.