Have you seen this crazy ass thing? It's a building going up in Bangkok called MahaNakhon that uses pixelation as its inspiration.
Top 12 Yonic Monuments (that's the opposite of phallic, kids). [via]
BBC News Magazine story on the architecture of shopping malls. [via]
Beauty or clutter? Rem Koolhaas and Herzog & de Meuron new designs for boxy madness in Manhattan. More pics of the latter here.
Tom Vanderbilt's new book looks like it will be up my alley: Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do. More: Freakonomics interview and the accompanying blog.
Slate slideshow on.... parking garages!
NYT reviews its own new HQ. (I've been in it. The dining room -- "cafeteria" just doesn't work -- is pretty fantastic.)
There aren't many NYT reporters whose deaths I would note here, but many years ago I was moved by a book that briefly made me want to be an architect. Herbert Muschamp is dead at 59.
NYT on the Frank Gehry / Jean Nouvel / Zaha Hadid / Tadao Ando move into Abu Dhabi.
This is pretty rad: someone used the Half-Life game engine to create a navigable version of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house.
Koolhaas has some whack idea for a skyscraper in Beijing.
Believe it or not, I've actually read every single Zaha Hadid story over the past few weeks (her Guggenheim retrospective has created more press than anything since Bilbao). The only one I'll bother linking to is Slate's contrarian is she really visionary?