Common Edge had its best year in 2021: Readership grew by more than 66%! Thank you to everyone who visited the site, whether for the first time or the hundredth. Here are the 10 most popular posts from the past 12 months:
Marianela D’Aprile’s razor-sharp and glorious takedown of obtuse, apolitical design theory.
Jack Crager tours his Manhattan neighborhood, giving us a fascinating architectural history lesson.
Thom Smith goes time-traveling in the Crescent City.
Pranjal Maheshwari tries—hilariously—to answer the question: Why on earth did I choose to study architecture?
Michael J. Crosbie’s profound and insightful conversation with the Finnish architect.
Fifteen-year-old Jacob DiCrescenzo’s remarkable essay on architecture and emotion.
Michael Huston on the utter folly and irresponsibility of gratuitous formalism.
Kristin Palm’s beautiful essay on what brought her back to Detroit.
Andrés Duany offers up a wide and inclusive set of guiding principles for the profession.
Michael J. Crosbie reviews Mark Alan Hewitt’s important book Draw in Order to See.
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