design

Design library: Gentrification edition

Doggerel is always on the lookout for good books. Here, contributor Peter Moskowitz and editor Sarah Wesseler offer titles on one particular pattern of urban change. * From Peter Moskowitz: First…

From crystal towers to solid skyscrapers

In 1921, a young Mies van der Rohe quietly sparked an architectural revolution with his design for the world’s first glass-walled skyscraper. Responding to a competition soliciting ideas for a…

The making of a modern monument

There is an element of chaos theory in Francesco Dal Co’s Centre Pompidou: Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument, published late last year by Yale University…