Read “A hundred years an architect” in The Usonian

Five years ago I had the extraordinary opportunity to interview Greek architect Athanasios Hadjopoulos, then 98 years old. Though frail, Hadjopoulos was razor-sharp, and he regaled me with tales of his international experiences with Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, C.A. Doxiadis, and Frank Lloyd Wright. This is the story of that encounter, which I am so pleased to share with you now [read it here].

The essay forms the second installment of my newsletter series The World Planner, about the life and times of global architect C.A. Doxiadis. Thanks for reading, and if this topic interests you, please consider subscribing!

Read “Famagusta Collage, Part I: The city of the horned god” in The Usonian

This week’s post in The Usonian is the first of a five-part series, “Famagusta Collage,” on one of the most historically interesting cities in Cyprus across deep time. Read it here.

It’s also my first Substack read-aloud—you can listen to me read the post by clicking the play button at the top of the article. If readers respond to it, I’ll make it a more regular feature.

Thanks for reading!

Featured image: (Gerhard Haubold, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Read “From Turin to Toronto” in The Usonian

This week in The Usonian, I wrote about my recent presentations in Turin and Toronto—on Doxiadis Associates’ historic city planning activities in Nigeria, and the ghost city of Varosha in Cyprus, respectively.

It was such a privilege to discuss my work in these incredible places. I am grateful for the support of AISU and the MGSA in supporting my travel.

Read the newsletter here.