architecture

Post image for A Victorian Theater Frozen in Time Crowdfunds Its Reopening

A 19th-century theater that’s been disused for over 80 years is preparing to reopen in London.

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Post image for Our Architectural Future Isn’t What It Used to Be

Post–World War II, architects were confident that a better life could be built, that design could improve society through efficiency and community.

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Post image for Designing Less Dangerous Architecture for New York’s Birds

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on the west side of Manhattan was once among New York City’s top three bird-killing buildings.

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Post image for Using a Retro View-Master to See Modernist Architecture in 3D

Since 1997, the Knoxville, Tennessee–based View Productions has created a series of reels highlighting 20th-century design and architecture, particularly forms that are difficult to capture in two dimensions.

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Post image for From a Pineapple to a Six-Pack, 23 Buildings that Resemble the Things They Sell

A combination of roadside attraction novelty and greater architectural freedom resulted in some very strange 20th-century buildings.

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Post image for UNESCO Adds 17 Le Corbusier Buildings to World Heritage List

UNESCO announced Sunday that 17 of Le Corbusier’s 20th-century buildings will be added to its World Heritage List.

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Post image for What Will Become of the World’s Biggest Picnic Basket?

It’s no picnic being the world’s biggest basket.

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Post image for A Compendium of Tiny Architecture, from Humorous to Humanitarian

Skyscrapers in Dubai, Zaha Hadid-designed stadiums, and Damien Hirst’s private accommodations are impressive for their sheer size, but bigger isn’t always better.

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Post image for Mapping the Fossils and Meteorite Impacts in London’s Architecture

The building blocks of urban landscapes are often riddled with fossils, with Jurassic reptile bones and Cretaceous sea creatures sometimes emerging from the stone surfaces.

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Post image for Japan Opens Its First Museum for Architectural Models

The first museum in Japan devoted entirely to architectural models opened recently, aimed at archiving and preserving the miniature prototypes of Japanese architects’ structures now scattered around the world.

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