architecture

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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Post image for Five Finalists Compete to Build Controversial Holocaust Memorial in Warsaw

Last week, the Remembrance and Future Foundation (RFF) announced the five finalists competing to design a controversial Warsaw monument to Poles who helped Jews during the German occupation of Poland from 1939–45.

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Post image for When Architecture Causes Suffering

The city of Buckeye, Arizona, recently got a glittering new supermax prison.

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Post image for How Louis Kahn’s Last Commercial Work Fell Quietly in Philadelphia

Last year, the only surviving commercial work designed by architect Louis I. Kahn was torn down with little fanfare in Philadelphia.

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Post image for At Long Last, Peru Gets a National Museum

Machu Picchu might be Peru’s most famous tourist destination, but the Inca ruins are just one of many cherished historical sites that have survived since ancient times, along with countless precious artifacts. Strangely enough, despite its rich cultural and artistic history, the country hasn’t had a large-scale national museum until now.

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Post image for Saving the Only Building Painter J.M.W. Turner Ever Completed

“Painting can never show her nose in company with architecture but to have it snubbed,” J.M.W. Turner once said.

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Post image for Houston Museum Expansion Wipes Out Local Architect’s Legacy

The Steven Holl-designed redevelopment of the campus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston means destruction for a building designed by an important local architect.

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Post image for Architecture for Humanity, Disaster Relief Nonprofit, Closes Suddenly

After a massive earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the San Francisco–based nonprofit Architecture for Humanity moved in.

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