Bendigo Hospital / Silver Thomas Hanley + Bates Smart

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke

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Clock Museum Of the Cultural Revolution / Jiakun Architects

© Kejian Bi © Kejian Bi
  • architects: Jiakun Architects
  • Location: Dayi, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Kejian Bi
  • Area: 3885.0 m2

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Baisha Old Town Retreat / Atelier8 + Atelier GOM

© Jiajing Zhang © Jiajing Zhang
  • architects: Atelier GOM
  • architects: Atelier8
  • Location: Baisha, Heqing, Dali, Yunnan, China
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jiajing Zhang
  • Area: 480.0 m2

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6 Houses in Cabrera de Mar / Twobo arquitectura + Luis Twose

© José Hevia © José Hevia
  • architects: Luis Twose
  • architects: Twobo arquitectura
  • Location: 08349 Cabrera de Mar, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: José Hevia
  • Area: 1080.0 m2

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Johannes House Extension / MADAM architectuur

© Olmo Peeters © Olmo Peeters

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Algarve House / tip architects

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Climate Change and the Arrival of the Baseless House

© Jeremiah Eck © Jeremiah Eck

Like most of you, I have spent the last two months quarantined. I’m a bit embarrassed to say it, but just as nobility fled the cities during the plagues of the Middle Ages, we’ve been lucky enough to escape densely populated Boston, a hotpot for the pandemic, and spend our days along the shore in Marshfield, a small town about 45 minutes south, where we have a weekend house. I must constantly remind myself that it could be far worse.

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COVID-19 & the Future of Architectural Education

The Midnight Charette is an explicit podcast about design, architecture, and the everyday. Hosted by architectural designers David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, it features a variety of creative professionals in unscripted conversations that allow for thoughtful takes and personal discussions. A wide array of subjects are covered with honesty and humor: some episodes provide useful tips for designers, while others are project reviews, interviews, or explorations of everyday life and design. The Midnight Charette is also available on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube.

This week hosts David and Marina are joined by Marc Neveu—Chair of Architecture, The Design School, Arizona State University and Executive Editor of the Journal of Architectural Education; Renée Cheng—Dean of the College of Built Environments, University of Washington; and Kiel Moe—Gerald Sheff Chair in Architecture, School of Architecture, McGill University to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted teachers and students, the future of education (changing studio, reviews, and lectures), and more. Enjoy!

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Caselas School and Kindergarten / Site Specific Arquitectura + Patrícia Marques e Paulo Costa

© Daniel Malhão © Daniel Malhão
  • architects: Patrícia Marques e Paulo Costa
  • architects: Site Specific Arquitectura
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: Daniel Malhão
  • Photographs:
  • Area: 2500.0 m2

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Radical Repair: Log 48 in Conversation with Mabel O. Wilson

Mabel O. Wilson, Bryony Roberts, and the Marching Cobras of New York, Marching On, 2017–18. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation, and the LMCC. Photo: Jenica Heintzelman. Mabel O. Wilson, Bryony Roberts, and the Marching Cobras of New York, Marching On, 2017–18. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation, and the LMCC. Photo: Jenica Heintzelman.

“The center of architecture is shifting and cannot hold,” writes guest editor Bryony Roberts in Log 48: Expanding Modes of Practice. This moment of change, in which issues of inequity and intersectionality are coming to the fore, represents “an invitation to think differently, a chance to reask the questions that haunted the 20th century.” To that end, Roberts conducted a series of interviews with experimental architects exploring new forms of practice, including this conversation with Mabel O. Wilson.

Mabel O. Wilson is a scholar and designer who has become a leading voice in discussions on space, politics, and memory in black America. She is the Nancy and George Rupp Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, as well as a professor in African American and African Diasporic Studies and the associate director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies. Her books include Begin with the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums. Her interdisciplinary practice Studio & is part of the architectural team that designed the Memorial to Enslaved African American Laborers at the University of Virginia. She is also a founding member of Who Builds Your Architecture?, a collective that advocates for fair labor practices on building sites worldwide. We talked at an outdoor cafe near Columbia on one of the last warm days in fall 2019.

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