architecture

Getty Foundation announces recipients of Keeping It Modern grant initiative for 20th-century modernist architecture

This week, the first awardees in the new Keeping It Modern grant initiative from the Getty Foundation were announced for 20th-century modernist architecture that requires long-term conservation planning.

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What if the day Picasso and Le Corbusier had spent wandering the Unité d’habitation in Marseille turned into a real structural collaboration? Italian illustrator Federico Babina has imagined such collisions of visual artists with architects in a series called Artisect.

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Museums

Architecture for Humanity at the New Aspen Art Museum

by An Xiao on September 8, 2014

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ASPEN, Colorado — Despite its reputation as a resort town for the 1%, the heart of Aspen looks much like a classic Western American town. The new Aspen Art Museum, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, stands out in this context in both height and design.

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Homeownership has been on the decline in the United States, drifting down to 64.8% in the first quarter of 2014, per the Census Bureau’s report earlier this year.

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Rendering of the new US Embassy in London

Some politicians are concerned that the new initiative to build better-designed United States embassies isn’t just expensive, it’s putting employees in danger.

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In the 19th century, an Italian artist created an architectural alphabet in which letters are depicted as monumental structures.

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Inspired by bird nests or vanishing building techniques, architecture based on natural materials is an expanding focus in both sculpture garden and urban landscape.

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Renderings of Zootopia, Givskud, Denmark, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group

Imagine a zoo where animals are free to roam while humans quietly observe. Danish architects BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) set out to make this a reality with their plan for redesigning Zootopia, a zoo in the city of Givskud.

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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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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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