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Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky is a critic and author of more than a dozen books on art, architecture, and design. Trained at Yale, Betsky has worked as a designer for Frank O. Gehry & Associates and Hodgetts + Fung, taught at SCI-Arc, and served as the director of the 11th Venice International Architecture Biennale. He is currently the dean at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin and Taliesin West.

Aaron Betsky's Posts

Oliver Wainwright's Solutions for Gentrification Oliver Wainwright's Solutions for Gentrification

Leading off a new series on gentrification in London's Guardian newspaper, architecture critic Oliver Wainwright proposes a 19th century-styled land tax to reinvest gains in neighborhood values to the communities where they occur. Read more

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Via 57 West and the Complexity of Compact Living Via 57 West and the Complexity of Compact Living

Aaron Betsky finds a pleasant escape in the atypical form of the latest multifamily project by Bjarke Ingels Group. Read more

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Postcard from Dubai Postcard from Dubai

Aaron Betsky's visit to Dubai reveals that the city's downtown, though rapidly filling with buildings, is still short on character. Read more

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Moving Through Arnhem Station Moving Through Arnhem Station

Aaron Betsky praises the fluidity of form in UNStudio's new train station while simultaneously questioning its future function. Read more

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Architecture of the Unreal and Hyper-Real Architecture of the Unreal and Hyper-Real

Two practices represented at the Shenzhen Biennale, FieldOffice Architects and WAI Think Tank, take opposite ends of the spectrum of realism in architecture. Read more

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