The New York Times magazine has a new article up on the challenges faced by 'instant cities,' that is, cities that have sprung up from practically nothing in the past twenty years. I have a small obsession with cities like this, as evidenced by my inclusion of Dubai in the post below and I thought that the author brings forward some really interesting points.Robert Venturi and Le Corbusier are mentioned here as well as an interesting building complex that I was already planning on posting about: Steven Holl's "Linked Hybrid" project in Beijing.

Edward Lifson just recently posted a photo essay from a trip to Beijing, I'd definitely recommend checking it out. It really stands out from most of the concrete high-rises being built there now.

AuthorChris Hamby