architecture

Post image for From the Couches to the Conservation Labs, the Whitney Museum’s New Building

They say you don’t realize what you were missing until you get it. Well, New York City was missing a building for showing modern and contemporary art.

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Post image for Infographics Size Up History’s Tallest Buildings

In recent years, the skyscraper has come to be seen as the architectural symbol of globalization.

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Post image for You Can Kickstart an Urban Human Compost Center

At death in the United States we are faced with two options: burial or cremation.

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Post image for An Architectural Competition to Reimagine the World’s Most Remote Human Settlement

Despite an active volcano, intense winds, and a location 10 days by boat from its nearest neighbor, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas — the most remote human settlement in the world — has endured for nearly two centuries.

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Post image for Undermined by Mining, Swedish Town Plans to Move Two Miles East

Kiruna, Sweden, must move or be destroyed. The state-run LKAB iron ore mine that was the impetus for the town in 1900 has dug so far below its streets, residents have to move or risk plunging into the earth.

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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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