About David Sokol

David Sokol (New York, 1979) is a U.S.-based freelancer specializing in architecture, planning, and product design. A former managing editor of I.D., today he is a contributing editor at Architectural Record and Greensource magazines, as well as at Surface, Cultured, and the Australian interiors journal (inside). He also regularly contributes to The Wall Street Journal's "Off Duty" section,

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Yes We Can: debating the future of American design

David Sokol

14.05.2013

A recent panel discussion at Washington DC’s International Design Festival got to grips with the somewhat provocative question, “What Happened to American Design?”, the implication being it doesn't enjoy the singular, coherent identity of other

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Quiet Musings: Michael Govan

David Sokol

12.05.2011

A series of new architecture commissions and exhibitions suggests that museums might no longer be in the business of pageantry. In this third, and final, part of a series examining the notion of the post-spectacle museum, Architonic meets Michael

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Quiet Musings: Brad Cloepfil

David Sokol

25.02.2011

A series of new architecture commissions and exhibitions suggests that museums are no longer in the business of pageantry. In this second part of a series examining post-spectacle museums, architect Brad Cloepfil talks about the phenomenon of

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Quiet Musings: Andres Lepik

David Sokol

30.11.2010

A series of new architecture commissions and exhibitions suggests that museums might no longer be in the business of pageantry. In this first part of a short series examining post-spectacle museums, Museum of Modern Art contemporary architecture

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Over Site: how Caracas's new cable-car system is making ...

David Sokol

29.07.2010

Once so disenfranchised that they didn't even appear on maps of the city, Caracas's favelas are, thanks to projects such as the technically and politically remarkable MetroCable transport system in San Agustín, acquiring a social legitimacy. Here,

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A Railroad Runs Through It

David Sokol

28.05.2010

When Manhattan's High Line – a disused section of freight railtrack turned magical stretch of urban park – opened in 2009, New Yorkers took to the sky. But the innovative conversion of the former train corridor by James Corner Field Operations

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Sarasota Revisited: Architonic explores the architectural ...

David Sokol

15.05.2010

The 'Sarasota School of Architecture' was coined as an historical term by architect Gene Leedy in the 1980s to describe the unique mid-century, European-Modernism-meets-Florida architecture of the city. Here, we examine how the physical legacy of

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'Form follows fear': in conversation with Roberto ...

David Sokol

28.04.2010

Architonic talks to Miami-based artists Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt about the relation between art and architecture, and how public space has become more contested than ever.

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The Unlimited Ambition of Limited-Edition Design: in ...

David Sokol

13.04.2010

Love it or hate it, limited-edition design has proved over the last few years that it's more than just a passing trend. No one event has done more to encourage the growth of this particular market than Design Miami. With its European edition, Design

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