architecture

Post image for The Madcap Masonry of Clinker Bricks

With twisted, charred shapes distended in chaotic lines, clinker brick looks like the deranged work of a madman.

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Post image for Stacked Boxes and BIG Statements in New Design for 2 World Trade Center

Bjarke Ingels revealed his proposal for 2 World Trade Center in an article for Wired on Tuesday. The final unbuilt plot at the hallowed New York City site — which had for a decade been reserved for a Norman Foster-designed scheme — may now give rise to a dramatically stepped, 1,340-foot glass tower.

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Post image for Every Architectural Rendering Needs an Alexander Calder Sculpture

What is it about Alexander Calder sculptures that makes them irresistible to the artists who create architectural renderings?

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Post image for 50 Years of Fighting to Save New York City’s Historic Architecture

The obliteration of the McKim, Mead & White-designed Pennsylvania Station in 1963, just a half-century after its completion, helped galvanize grassroots preservation efforts that eventually led to New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner signing the Landmarks Law on April 19, 1965.

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Post image for Building Tiny Houses for the Homeless

Most of us tend to associate the tiny-house phenomenon more with hipsters than with the homeless, but the architectural trend may offer a way to help people on the streets get back on their feet.

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Post image for American Suburban Architecture and the 1980s Hardcore Bands It Housed

The Hardcore Architecture blog is using addresses to reveal, through Google Street View, the often mundane suburban architecture behind the ’80s underground scene.

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Post image for Shigeru Ban and Other Architects to Build Shelters for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

The Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban, famous for his humanitarian designs, has launched a campaign to provide shelter to victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.

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Post image for The New Whitney Museum, a Machine for Looking at Art — and Being Seen Looking at Art

In 1977, Jean Baudrillard published his take on a shiny new art museum that had just opened in Paris.

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Post image for Rebuilding Demolished Penn Station Isn’t New York’s Redemption

When the soaring ceilings and Doric columns of the McKim, Mead & White-designed Pennsylvania Station started to fall under the wrecking ball in 1963, architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable called it a “monumental act of vandalism against one of the largest and finest landmarks of its age of Roman elegance.”

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Post image for Philanthropist and Jury Clash Over Design of Controversial Warsaw Memorial

A controversial competition to build a monument in Warsaw to Poles who helped Jews during the Holocaust just got a little more controversial after the founder of the organization behind the project denounced the winning design.

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