Architecture

National Gallery East Wing

Just opened in September after three years of work, the new I.M. Pei East Wing is spectacular. The National’s modern art collection has a wonderful new home. Great open spaces for a hanging Calder, spacious galleries for the Picassos and …Read More

Four Freedoms Park

If you haven’t been to the Four Freedoms Park and Memorial, it’s a must. The memorial is beautifully designed by Lewis Khan in the 1960’s. His masterpiece collected dust until the marvelous youngster, Bill Vanden Heuvel, took on the mission …Read More

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

We just saw a screening of this absorbing new PBS American Masters film by producer-director Peter Rosen (no relation). Finnish-American Eero Saarinen was the son of another well-known architect, Eliel. The two worked together, then competed, most notably for the …Read More

Letter from Paris

If summer travels take your Paris, at the top of your list should be the new 2,400-seat Philharmonie de Paris building in the Parc de la Villette (19th arrondissement), opened earlier this year (architect’s rendering, below). The park was designed …Read More

German Gymnasium

This huge freestanding building across the street from the renewed St. Pancras station and in the heart of what was the King’s Cross Red Light District, is an architectural oddity. It was London’ s first purpose-built gym and hosted many …Read More

Pérez Art Museum Miami

If you would like to see a museum that combines true civic and aesthetic brilliance, run to the new Pérez Art Museum Miami. Under the leadership of director Thom Collins, the architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron has built a …Read More

OSCAR NIEMEYER

The seminal architect, Niemeyer died last year at the age of 104. He worked until the very end of his life and left an indelible mark in today’s architecture. Few architects have been as influential and worshiped as Niemeyer. We …Read More