Skip to main content



Conceiving the Plan

Conceiving the Plan: Nuance and Intimacy in Civic Space Edited by Yael Hameiri Sainsaux Skira , August 2022 Hardcover | 12-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches | 240 pages | 170 illustrations | English | ISBN: 9788857246543 | $45.00 PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION : In Honor of Diane Lewis (1951–2017) How are civic spaces imbued with nuance, and in what ways does such a quality persist in the city? Can one discuss intimacy in architectural terms? Across a series of speculative projects for civic space—first exhibited as part of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, in the Italian Pavilion— Conceiving the Plan engages these questions in dialogue with the legacy of the late architect and longtime Cooper Union Professor Diane Lewis. For Lewis the city was not only the result of a great number of historical, and ultimately inextricable, strata of form and memory; it was also greater than the sum of its individual architectures and a mental universe all its own. Lewis’s unique presence—her unmistakable vo

Latest Posts

Ando and Le Corbusier

The Minimal Intervention

G. E. Kidder Smith Builds

Book Briefs #47: Three Altrim Titles

The Architecture of Suspense

American Modern Home

Adjaye: Works 2007-2015