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Since 1988, New York-based architect Michael Bell has created a series of
projects and essays that explore architectural and urban design for California,
New York, and Texas -- the three most populous regions of the United States
and, coincidentally, the three states in which he has lived and practiced. The
first monograph on the architect, Michael Bell: Space Replaces Us; Essays and
Projects on the City, includes both design work and writings.
Bell has organized and designed two important installations, both of which
include his work: "Endspace: Michael Bell and Hans Hofmann," at the University
Art Museum, Berkeley, and "16 Houses: Owning a House in the City," at
DiverseWorks in Houston, which featured his seminal Glass House @ 2 Degrees.
Other projects included are an urban renewal scheme for a huge site in Far
Rockaway, New York, and a series of residential projects, including the Ghent
House, a modernist glass house currently under construction in upstate New
York. Complementing the design projects are three major essays: "Having Heard
Mathematics: The Topologies of Boxing," "Eyes in the Heat: RSE," and "New York