architecture

Post image for Building with Bricks Made from Industrial Waste

In August, a pair of architects will move into their new home in Rotterdam. Its rising walls are built of tan-colored bricks that, to the eye, seem like your typical building materials, but they are actually made entirely out of waste.

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Post image for What Should We Do with New York’s Most Neglected World’s Fair Relic?

What will become of the derelict New York State Pavilion, a rusted Space Age relic of the 1964 World’s Fair?

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Post image for A Visual Homage to Brutalist Behemoths

Even while major Brutalist structures face preservation issues — like Marcel Breuer’s Central Library in Atlanta, whose fate is being decided now — the aesthetic of these concrete-based buildings continues to gain in popularity.

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Post image for Buildings Get Erected in an Architectural Dating Game

“If you want to stain me, come to 2689 Santa Fresca Blvd.” So reads the sext I have just received from BeautifullyStained, a staircase with a wooden railing that was, indeed, beautifully stained.

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Post image for The Photographers of 1870s London Who Documented Their Disappearing City

The idea of capturing something in photography before it disappears dates back almost to the dawn of the medium.

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Post image for Yale’s Center for British Art Reopens Its Historic Louis Kahn Building

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — At last week’s reopening of the Yale Center for British Art, Matthew Hargraves, chief curator of art collections, called its Long Gallery “one of the great undiscovered spaces of the 20th century.”

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Post image for Boston Artist Builds “Smallest House in the World,” Rents It on Airbnb

By the logic of the tiny house movement, a whimsical architectural response to the housing crisis, tinier is better, right?

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Post image for Architecture’s Impenetrable Imagery and Rarely Seen Machinery

BERLIN — The interplay of flatness and dimensionality in Franka Hörnschemeyer’s site-specific installations yields images seemingly more penetrable than the adjacent structures.

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Post image for An Icon of Midcentury Organic Modern Architecture Is Destroyed

A spiraling 1955 house that was considered one of the icons of 20th-century organic modernism has been destroyed.

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Post image for The Forgotten Artistic Playgrounds of the 20th Century

No matter if your childhood playground had a rusted metal slide that was scorching hot in summer or a sleek and safe structure of soft plastic climbing walls and swings, it’s likely that you created your own narrative of play.

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