July 23, 2013 We asked folks if they've ever changed their name to sound more or less ethnic. And we received some wonderful responses.
June 18, 2013 The city of London boasts centuries of architectural history. But a building boom is threatening the city's traditionally low-rise aesthetic and the views of some of that history. Critics — including UNESCO — are very worried about London's changing skyline.
June 16, 2013 Contest results are in for the world's smallest office.
May 28, 2013 The Hirshhorn contemporary art museum had proposed an ambitious plan for a giant, inflatable addition. But the Board of Trustees couldn't agree on whether to continue fundraising to build the bubble, so the museum's director — the project's biggest supporter — will resign.
May 23, 2013 The tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., Monday destroyed some 12,000 homes, according to Oklahoma City Police. And for one family, it was the second house they've lost to a tornado in the past 14 years. Rena and Paul Phillips say that the recent loss won't make them move.
April 29, 2013 The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., has a new exhibit about the soaring tile vaults built by a famous father-son team. The Guastavinos came to this country from Spain in the late 1800s, and left their mark on some of America's most important public spaces.
April 19, 2013 Two residential towers, dense with trees, will have their official opening later this year in downtown Milan. Blogger and critic Tim De Chant thinks it's high-time we stop planting trees on skyscrapers. Krulwich disagrees.
April 5, 2013 With D.C. real estate booming, it's no surprise that the government is thinking about unloading a building seen by many as an eyesore. The J. Edgar Hoover Building, headquarters of the FBI, sits on a valuable spot along Pennsylvania Avenue, not far from the Capitol and the White House.
March 29, 2013 Over the past three decades, artist and sculptor Arthur Wood has turned his four-story home into a towering cathedral built out of salvaged junk. But after a fire in 2006, the New York City Department of Buildings determined that the Clinton Hill landmark was no longer a safe place to live.
March 29, 2013 Nearly 7 million people visit the Chateau at Versailles a year. But one day a week, it's closed. That's a spa day of sorts, when conservation work and cleaning takes place at the Grande Dame of France royal residences. The hardwood floors alone require nearly 1,000 gallons of wax a year.
March 17, 2013 "People who live in cities have become more isolated than ever," says the 71-year-old architect based in Tokyo. "I would like to use architecture to create bonds between people." Ito has designed stadiums, libraries, parks, theaters, homes and more in his four-decade career.
March 4, 2013 The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge "is the Rodney Dangerfield of bridges," as our friends at KQED say. While the Golden Gate gets respect and tourists, the Bay Bridge simply does its job. But the humble span will shine Tuesday, thanks to 25,000 LEDs.