architecture

Post image for What the New York Skyline Will Look Like in 2020

New York City’s iconic skyline continually changes, even if the most adored landmarks still date from the early part of the 20th century.

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Post image for Rethinking the Billboard as a Home

Billboards are commanding territory all over the world, offering just a blaring message in their occupation. Some designers have been looking at how to better use this advertising infrastructure, with Slovakia’s Designdevelop proposing a use for the space as small-scale residences for the homeless.

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Post image for Art Deco Behemoths Communicate from NYC to the World

Far from being obsolete, New York City’s early 20th century communication infrastructure has been transformed into internet data centers. Two of its most gargantuan structures are the Western Union and AT&T Long Lines buildings in Lower Manhattan, constructed between 1928 and 1932 under the design of architect Ralph Walker.

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Post image for Trying to Save a Doomed Architectural Babel

Perhaps modeling what would be the architectural icon of your country’s capital off the infamous Tower of Babel isn’t the best idea. But it wasn’t superstition that brought down the gargantuan spiral of El Helicoide — or the Helix — in Caracas, Venezuela. It was economics, politics, and the continuing shadow of surveillance and secrecy.

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Post image for The Radical and Contagious Ideas of Lebbeus Woods

The long-awaited exhibition Lebbeus Woods, Architect at the Drawing Center presents works spanning over 35 years of Lebbeus Woods’s radical architecture.

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Post image for Designing Spaces for a Better Death

As life spans extend and the window of time in which we experience death widens — hospital visits, hospice care, nursing homes, funeral homes — some architects are considering how we can better design for this final chapter.

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Post image for Breaking the Ground Between Art and Architecture

In recent years, the connections between architecture, art, and design have, in many cases, become inextricably bound to another in a kind of symbiotic relationship. For some observers, architecture appears relevant to the twenty-first century only when it emulates an abstract sculptural presence.

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Post image for After 27 Years, a New York World’s Fair Relic Reopens to the Public

The public was invited inside a New York City architectural monument today for a view that has been off-limits for 27 years. The New York State Pavilion, designed by Philip Johnson, was open for just a few hours this afternoon.

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Post image for A Cape-Wearing Futuristic Architect Gets a Documentary

Sporting purple sequins and proposing buildings with moveable dragon fly wings, Eugene Tssui wants to redefine the way we live through an “evolutionary architecture.”

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Post image for What’s So Fundamental About Rem Koolhaas’s Architecture Biennale

When the 14th la Biennale di Venezia International Architecture Exhibition announced that it had (finally) roped in world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas as the director of the Architecture Sector to lead its ranks, the speculative — often skeptical — architecture crowd wore its mixed emotions on its sleeve.

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