Book Review: Chinese Megastructures

By Michael Webb  Urban Hopes: Made in China by Steven Holl. Edited by Christoph a. Kumpusch (Lars Müller Publishers, $49) In the 19th century, “Go west, young man” was an invita...

Book Review: On Bikes, in Paris

By Michael Webb Paris: Women and Bicycles. Photographs by Gil Garcetti. Balcony Press, $45. Bill Cunningham, the 84-year-old Bostonian who bikes around New York in all weathers chronicling street fas...

FORM on Design: Shaking up the Playground

Free Play’s innovative new structures offer a new, child-directed and imaginative approach to play equipment. Image courtesy Free Play. Anyone who has visited an American playground in the last...

Issue Extra: The (Re)Purpose of Design

A chandelier by Stuart Haygarth hangs in Chaya Downtown, an AIA|LA Restaurant Design Award–winning space by Anthony Poon, of Poon Design. Poon collaborated with Haygarth’s studio on the d...

Book Review: Museum Piece

By Michael Webb Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Galllery of Art and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience. Neil Harris (University of Chicago Press, $35). I had the good fortune to ...

FORM Events: FutureBuild Is Coming

Mayor Eric Garcetti is among the leaders who will preview dramatic changes in urban living at FutureBuild 2014. On January 28 ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), pr...

Book Review: Chilean Creativity

By Michael Webb White Mountain: Architecture in Chile. Puro Chile and Hatje Cantz; DAP. $85   All the usual suspects and several unfamiliar names are rounded up in this ambitious bilingual ...