Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Is Beige the New Black in Architecture?

One of the most emotionally resonant exhibits in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial is a quiet one: a set of tan-glazed tile arches in a hallway. The arches form a colonnade of sorts, which better defines a space that’s too wide for a hallway but too narrow for a gallery.

Installation view of Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner, “Five Rooms,” 2017, site-specific installation (Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial / © Tom Harris)

For its designers Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner, and for me, …