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Category Archives: Architecture

Elevated Park: The Highline NYC

The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan’s streets. Section 1 of the High Line is open as a public park, owned by the City of New York and operated under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Friends of the High […]

Book Review: House Form and Culture

Amos Rapoport. 1969. House Form and Culture (Foundations of Cultural Geography Series). Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall. 150 pp. ISBN: 978-0133956733. Reviewed by J.A. Adedeji, Department of Architecture, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (Nigeria) and S.A. Amole, Department of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria) The book “House Form and Culture” was originally written in 1969 […]

Book Review: L’Image de la ville

Leenaerts, D. 2009. L’Image de la ville. Bruxelles et ses photographes des années 1850 à nos jours. Bruxelles: Collection Lieux de Mémoire, CFC-Éditions, 182 pages, ISBN:978-2-930018-79-9 Reviewed by Philippe Campays, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) Space and Culture readers will find an interesting contribution to knowledge in social geography in Danielle Leenaerts’ L’Image de […]

Book Review: Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments

Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments. David Gissen (2009). New York: Princeton Architectural Press. 224 pages. ISBN: 978-1-56898-777-4 Reviewed by Emily Snyder, University of Alberta (Canada) I am trying to better understand discomfort and disgust – what they reveal, what they conceal. This anxious interest compelled me to read David Gissen’s book on ‘subnatures.’ His unique engagement […]

“The city that never was but could have been…”

Cheng+Snyder‘s new public art project, the Museum of the Phantom City, offers iPhone users imaginative glimpses of New York City. The NY Times reports that architects Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder “have created a virtual map to guide users around Manhattan to sites where projects they describe as ‘visionary’ were planned but never built. The […]