Alexandra Lange
Architecture & design critic

Architecture in 2015, A Year in Review: The Good, The Bad, and the Potato Chips

Sou Fujimoto, "Architecture Is Everywhere." Courtesy Chicago Architecture Bienniel.

Architecture keep on architect-ing in 2015, and like all things post-recession, it expanded into side hustles. For the sixth year-in-review in a row, Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster and Curbed’s own Alexandra Lange examine the best and worst design events, buildings, controversies, architectural stunts, and personalities of 2015. This year, they’re handing out prizes with no shortage of material (some of it food-related), focusing on works demanding praise and damnation—sometimes both.

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