Tagged: Architecture

100 Years of Jane Jacobs

100 Years of Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs, the most well-known crusader for living, functional, social cities would have turned 100 years old this week.

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The Architecture of People

The Architecture of People

Most of architect Kevin Haley’s stories seem to begin in a pub, so naturally we asked him to chat over a beer while he was in town working on a special project with some local students.

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Gropius House

Gropius House

After the Nazis forced the Bauhaus to close, Walter Gropius made a new life in America. We visit the house he built for his family – perhaps one of the purest showcases of his architectural philosophies – in a bucolic town near Boston.

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Ville Machine: Chandigarh

Ville Machine: Chandigarh

Colonialism was dead. Long live colonialism. A dispatch from Le Corbusier’s weird, breathtaking, and one-of-a-kind gridded city in the north of India.

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La Carte et le Territoire

La Carte et le Territoire

Photographer Marion Berrin takes us on a tour of the fading modernism of Paris’ financial district.

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David & Gladys Wright House

David & Gladys Wright House

Our friend Tavish Timothy traveled to the David & Gladys Wright house in Arizona to learn a bit more about the historic home.

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Bart Prince Houses

Bart Prince Houses

The sprawling cities of the western U.S. aren’t usually noted for compelling architecture. A few whimsical, almost Seussian houses in Albuquerque, though by architect Bart Prince are some of the most imaginative anywhere.

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The Broad, Los Angeles

The Broad, Los Angeles

After years in construction in its prominent DTLA location on Grand Avenue, The Broad at last opens its doors today. Our friend, architect Alfonso Medina of T38 Studio, considers what the gleaming new sculpture means for L.A.   

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Philip Johnson’s Glass House

Philip Johnson’s Glass House

They say people who live in glass houses shouldn’t cast stones, but if history’s any guide, they should throw parties. An expert examines Philip Johnson’s architectural conundrum, a showpiece that was the center of two extraordinary lives.

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Architecture: Milan

Architecture: Milan

Despite its heritage as an epicenter of high design, Milan has never really had a spot on the architecture world map. Though its iconic cathedral floods Instagram every Fashion Week, its lesser-known icons are even better and are some of our favorite buildings on earth.

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Studio Visit: Storefront for Community Design

Studio Visit: Storefront for Community Design

This summer, Storefront for Community Design is hosting Neighbors, a landmark meeting of architects and collaborative design professionals from around North America working to better their communities. We visited their Richmond studio this week in the lead up to the conference.

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BEST Products / SITE Architecture

BEST Products / SITE Architecture

In architecture, the 20th century in America was the era of the suburban tract house, the anonymous office tower, the strip mall and the big box store. Crank ’em out, rake it in. Though today we’re moving back to city centres in droves, the big-box typology in particular remains as powerful as ever—even in the age […]

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Architecture of Independence

Architecture of Independence

Modernism was supposed to be the world’s great equalizer. A set of no-frills, all rational, all functional principles by which homes, neighborhoods, cities and entire nations would rocket harmoniously into a friction-free future. These principles spread like wildfire after WWII, and while they were in both literal and figurative shambles by the 1970s, there was no nation […]

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CLOG: World Trade Center

CLOG: World Trade Center

Freedom Tower has been topped out, the ribbons cut and the missives launched. The consensus from across the spectrum so far? Epic fail. Or at least, a massive missed opportunity and disappointing anticlimax for the most anticipated American architectural project of the century so far. And so, there has never been a more appropriate time […]

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Introducing: Doug Johnston

Introducing: Doug Johnston

Doug Johnston thinks at every scale. With an education in architecture and a body of work that spans installation, fiber, and performance art, sculpture, design, architecture, and music, the Brooklyn-based polymath creates multimedia pieces that could just as easily be set on a bookshelf as they could be lived in as a temporary sitting room. […]

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Brutal Beauty: Lake Anne Plaza

Brutal Beauty: Lake Anne Plaza

Let’s say brutalism is an acquired taste, yes? That most reviled of architectural traditions, synonymous with communist tower blocks, impenetrable government fortresses and 1970s public works, has never done much to endear itself to a general populace who prefers pretty, light, flashy or whimsical. Brutalism is serious, stern. But it’s not called brutalism because it’s […]

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The Mansions of Newport

The Mansions of Newport

At the turn of the last century, America’s wealthiest families divided their time between various residences throughout the country. Whether one’s fortune had been found in a bank in Manhattan or a mine in Nevada, the question of where to spend the summer season had only one answer: Newport, Rhode Island. Although of slightly lesser […]

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TWA Flight Center

TWA Flight Center

Few paragons of architecture are more exalted and less accessible than Eero Saarinen’s Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport. Today, passage via the vermilion-carpeted gateways—which now lead from Jet Blue’s Terminal 5—is generally possible only during Open House New York, and this year marked the Flight Center’s last public opening before undergoing major renovations. […]

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Arcosanti

Arcosanti

From Ville Radieuse to Bucky Fuller’s Dymaxion world, architecture has never been short on grand utopian ideas. But unlike most, which live on in only notebook pages, renderings and speculative writings, Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti is a living, growing city unto itself. At the end of an unassuming, washboarded dirt road off I-17 halfway between Flagstaff […]

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