Articles tagged: Architecture

Carnegie Colored Library (1912, W. Sidney Pittman, demolished 1962), 1112 Frederic at Robin (West Polk). by

Improbable, Prophetic Houston

Two new books about the Bayou City—one about its people, one about its places—explore how the fourth largest city in the U.S. became itself.

Our cities sometimes appear inevitable. Once something is built, it’s difficult to remember what the landscape was like before—before a highway cut through ...Read More

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How ‘Hostile Design’ Hides in Plain Sight in Austin

Benches with strategically placed armrests, window sills with knobs, and bolts in the ground are just a few of the most common architectural elements meant to keep homeless people away.

Most nights, Julian “Lizard King” Reyes sleeps in his car, but he’s been stopped and ticketed so many times for lying down in public that he doesn’t rem...Read More

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