Category Archives: Architecture

Theaters at the Mid-Block

New Haven’s colonial founders established a 9-square plan, dating to 1638, with each square occupying about 16 acres.  The original squares were subdivided starting in the late 18th century, but this process still left large, square-shaped blocks.  The result is

Theaters at the Mid-Block

New Haven’s colonial founders established a 9-square plan, dating to 1638, with each square occupying about 16 acres.  The original squares were subdivided starting in the late 18th century, but this process still left large, square-shaped blocks.  The result is

The California Garden Apartment

After threatening to do so for many years, I am finally finishing my essay on the California Garden Apartment of the 1960s, a building type that is known by many observers of the L.A. scene (and by devotees of Reyner

The California Garden Apartment

After threatening to do so for many years, I am finally finishing my essay on the California Garden Apartment of the 1960s, a building type that is known by many observers of the L.A. scene (and by devotees of Reyner

Cheers!

From time to time I watch an old episode of the great American sitcom “Cheers” which takes place in a bar in Boston’s Back Bay.  I am sometimes rewarded with an excellent “establishing shot” of Boston.  Above I have posted

Cheers!

From time to time I watch an old episode of the great American sitcom “Cheers” which takes place in a bar in Boston’s Back Bay.  I am sometimes rewarded with an excellent “establishing shot” of Boston.  Above I have posted

Erected 1894

Brooklyn people:  guess this building!  

Erected 1894

Brooklyn people:  guess this building!  

Alberti and Acoustics

To prepare for the Urban Design course at Yale that I teach with Alan Plattus and Andrei Harwell, I was re-reading the architectural treatise of Leon Battista Alberti, On the Art of Building in Ten Books, written in fifteenth century

Alberti and Acoustics

To prepare for the Urban Design course at Yale that I teach with Alan Plattus and Andrei Harwell, I was re-reading the architectural treatise of Leon Battista Alberti, On the Art of Building in Ten Books, written in fifteenth century

The Business District

Staking the corner with its attenuated, golden cupola, the union and new haven trust, 1929, cross & cross (new york) staking the corner of elm and church, the northeast corner of the Green. and the SNET headquarters, 1939, Foote and

The Business District

Staking the corner with its attenuated, golden cupola, the union and new haven trust, 1929, cross & cross (new york) staking the corner of elm and church, the northeast corner of the Green. and the SNET headquarters, 1939, Foote and