What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, March 4, 2016

A weekly round-up of articles and essays selected by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy staff. Happy Friday, all!


Two pools, 13 bathrooms and 300 for dinner: the modernist fun palaces of Palm Springs. Designing the marble machine, and a new generation of airships. Anish Kapoor now owns the exclusive rights to the world’s darkest material

How Gallaudet University’s architects are redefining deaf space, and how the technology of the Cold War ushered in a new architecture. Santiago Calatrava's transit hub. A look at the Met Breuer before it opens its doors. The Metropolitan Opera House will get a new lobby. Jackdaws and preservationists.  

On visionary architect of the Oblique, Claude Parent and cautionary tales from the Mulagos's Foundation Director, Kevin Starr.