Blogs and opinions from top thinkers in the world of traditional building and architecture.

David Brussat

The Providence Arcade Survives as Oldest U.S. Mall

David Brussat described the oldest mall in the U.S. in this blog, which is an excerpt from his upcoming book, Lost Providence.
fort in Albania, changing political climates

Changing Political Climates and Architecture

Our peripatetic contributing editor offers insights on how changing political climates can affect architecture.
Patrick Webb

Natural Hydraulic Limes: A Plaster in a League of its Own

sagamore hill trophy room

Tusks, Taxidermy, TR: Worth a Visit

A visit to Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill,recently restored and reopened to the public.
Rudy Christian

A Gathering of the Trades: Timber Framers Guild

The Timber Framers Guild held its 31st annual conference recently at the historic Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Ken Follett

Quackery and the SDS (formerly known as MSDS)

Ever wonder what's in that cleaning fluid? Ken Follett shed some light on chemical formulas, safety data sheets, and who reads labels anyway.
Vincent Michael

Adding Not Subtracting: Guidelines for Historic Homes

Vincent Michael provides guidelines for making historic homes work for contemporary life by adding to them; quite often it's a new kitchen.
David Brussat

Providence’s Long Love Affair with Brick

David Brussat talks about the use of brick in the architecture of Providence, Rhode Island and hopes it has a significant future there.
Judy Hayward

Master Builders and Minecraft: Two Historic Churches in New England

Judy Hayward looks at two historic churches at Yale in the New Haven Green, Center Church and Trinity Church, and the men who designed them.
David Brussat

Stern Channels Rogers at Yale: New Quads in New Haven

David Brussat takes a look at the new residential quads under construction at Yale; the designer is Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
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