architecture

Post image for Reviving the Fight to Save a British Brutalist Masterpiece

At the 11th hour, a British heritage organization has renewed a bid to save a major Brutalist building from destruction.

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Post image for Africa’s Overlooked Modernist Architecture from an Era of Independence

Futuristic pyramids and boxy concrete forms rose up with the modernist architecture of Africa in the 1960s and ’70s, although beyond the continent the radical forms aren’t widely recognized.

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Post image for Contemporary Photography’s Capitalist Realism

In Caspar David Friedrich’s “Frau vor untergehender Sonne” (“Woman before the Rising Sun”), a young woman is depicted facing the rising sun, which turns her almost completely, but not entirely, into a silhouette.

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Post image for Reconstructing Managua Before the 1972 Earthquake

MANAGUA — Most people will advise you, on touching down in Managua, to rent a car and drive as fast out of the Nicaraguan capital as you can.

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Post image for The Mentor and His Protégé: Frank Lloyd Wright and Fay Jones in Arkansas

Fay Jones was still a boy in Arkansas when he first heard of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Post image for Frei Otto, Master of Tensile Structures, Dies Day Before Winning Pritzker Prize

The influential German architect Frei Otto died Monday, one day before it was announced that he would be receiving the 2015 Pritzker Prize.

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Post image for Egypt Plans Skyscraper Inspired by Giza Pyramids

For centuries, tourists have flocked to Cairo to behold the Pyramids of Giza firsthand.

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Post image for Frank Lloyd Wright’s West Coast Experiment, Ramping Up to the Guggenheim

Before the quarter-mile ramp of New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned a smaller slope on the West Coast.

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Post image for The Utopian Dreams Behind the US Army’s Prefab Prison Cells

This past November, the US Army discreetly announced that it is looking to develop “a holding cell for one detainee during combat operations.”

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Post image for Peter Zumthor’s Minimalist Museum for Zinc Mining Takes Shape in Norway

Set to open in the summer of 2016, a sleek museum designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor for a Norwegian zinc mine has been over a decade in the making, although parts of the attraction are already in place.

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