Log 39 looks at a changed political landscape and an evolving urban environment, offering reflections on architecture and the contemporary city both in the United States and around the world. This issue features incisive commentary by critics and historians on recently completed buildings from BIG s VIA 57 West and WORKac s 93 Reade Street in New York to Herzog & de Meuron s Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg to Archi-Depot, a museum dedicated to architecture models in Tokyo. In addition, Michael Meredith, Vale ry Didelon, and Eric Owen Moss contribute writing on the aesthetic of indifference, the history and future of OMA s 1989 Euralille masterplan, and a pseudo-scripture for architects. In a special section, practitioners, critics, and activists address the possibility of architecture in the age of Trump.
In this issue: Brendan Bashin-Sullivan detects the Stealth Building, Vale ry Didelon rides the train to Euralille, Brooke Gladstone networks with Vishaan Chakrabarti, Elisa Iturbe visits the space of the border, Michael Meredith mugs for indifference, Eric Owen Moss finds the Architect s Gospel, Matthew Mullane inventories a Tokyo warehouse, Emmanuel Petit takes measure of VIA 57 West, Hanno Rauterberg scales the Elbphilharmonie, Luka Skansi recontextualizes FLOTUS s roots, and Jesu s Vassallo smudges realism in photography.
Plus: Reflections on architecture in the age of Trump from Joseph Altshuler & Julia Sedlock, Iman Ansari, the Architecture Lobby, Ian Caine, Galo Canizares, Keller Easterling, George Foufas & George Papam, Gabriel Fuentes, Roberto Otero, Albert Pope, Micah Rutenberg, and Tyler Survant & Mark Talbot.
And observations on an Iranian villa and a shiny new subway . . .