From the iconic skyscrapers of Paris to the sleek, futuristic architecture of Hong Kong, urbanism is moving away from the abstract to the tangible.
It is about what we can create.
It’s about how we can live our lives.
Now, it’s about what kind of buildings we can build.
Today, we are seeing a new kind of urbanism: architecture that’s about taking things we already know and building upon them.
But that’s not the only thing we’re seeing: It’s also about what kinds of buildings will exist in the future.
In this week’s New York magazine, architect, writer, and futurist, Peter Kropotkin, speaks with New York City’s leading architectural historian, Robert Kiley, about his book “Future Architecture,” and about what he calls the “modernist” revival.
They discuss how Kiley and his team are redefining how buildings are designed in the city, the impact that urbanism has on our lives, and the role that architecture has in our national identity.
The conversation, part one, is available now.