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From Stadiums To Shelters: Remembering Pritzker Winner Frei Otto

German architect Frei Otto has been named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The announcement was moved up from March 23, because Otto died on Monday at the age of 89.

A Day After His Death, Frei Otto Awarded Pritzker Architecture Prize

The prize's jury, in its citation, said the German architect had developed "a most sensitive architecture that has influenced countless others throughout the world." Otto died Monday. He was 89.

Museum Asks Visitors To Listen To New York's Buildings

Iconic architecture, long a subject for academics and designers, is being explored with sound in a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.

Italian Architects Look To Replicate NY High Line Success In Rome

The pedestrian and cyclist path would make use of a one-mile stretch of abandoned, elevated concrete track. "You are still in the city," Renzo Piano says, "but you are flying above the city."

Architect Renzo Piano: The Future Of Europe's Cities Is In The Suburbs

In the 1960s and '70s, Piano was involved in the battle to revive decaying historic centers of cities. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is fighting to save their often desolate outskirts.

Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That's made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.
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Less Damage, Less Grime: Phase One Of Cathedral's Earthquake Repairs Is Over

Six flying buttresses have been shored up, ceilings have been repaired, and a lot has been cleaned, but there's more work to be done.


Not A Group House, Not A Commune: Europe Experiments With Co-Housing

From urban high-density housing to rural communal living, Europeans are using the principle of co-housing — in which neighbors share space and resources, depending on their needs.

A Texas Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

People move to Austin's Mueller neighborhood to become part of a progressive community. But some black residents say they haven't always felt welcome — so Mueller decided to do something about it.

With Porches And Parks, A Texas Community Aims For Urban Utopia

Austin's Mueller neighborhood is a new-urbanist dream, designed to be convivial, walkable and energy-efficient. Every house has a porch or stoop, and all the cars are hidden away.