Without a nation of their own, the Kurds have been fighting oppression for centuries, all the way to the present day. In fact, Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers are key forces right now in the battle against ISIS. But Kurdish history — a story of persecution, war and resilience — is largely untold. A new museum would help change that.
The construction of Brutalist-style featureless apartments hastened the loss of cohesion in Syrian society, according to Homs architect Marwa al-Sabouni, whose book "The Battle for Home" and accompanying TED talk offer a new vision.
New York Times chief architecture critic Michael Kimmelman says the World Trade Center site feels like it does not belong in New York. In a new review, he writes that the long-awaiting 9/11 Memorial did not successfully balance the competing and legitimate interests surrounding the project.
Mosques have huge variations in their designs and decorations. But when it comes to designing new mosques in the US, one architect wants to focus on sustainability instead of ornate designs and big chandeliers.