architecture

Post image for After 27 Years, a New York World’s Fair Relic Reopens to the Public

The public was invited inside a New York City architectural monument today for a view that has been off-limits for 27 years. The New York State Pavilion, designed by Philip Johnson, was open for just a few hours this afternoon.

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Post image for A Cape-Wearing Futuristic Architect Gets a Documentary

Sporting purple sequins and proposing buildings with moveable dragon fly wings, Eugene Tssui wants to redefine the way we live through an “evolutionary architecture.”

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Post image for What’s So Fundamental About Rem Koolhaas’s Architecture Biennale

When the 14th la Biennale di Venezia International Architecture Exhibition announced that it had (finally) roped in world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas as the director of the Architecture Sector to lead its ranks, the speculative — often skeptical — architecture crowd wore its mixed emotions on its sleeve.

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Post image for Looking at Miami as an Architectural Powerhouse

The ninth issue of CLOG, the architecture publication that emphatically “slows things down,” focuses on the increasingly growing interest in the city of Miami and the transition from a major shipping port and vacation destination to an architectural powerhouse.

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Post image for A Tiny Red House for the Homeless

One of the hardest steps in surmounting homelessness is in the transition from a shelter to a permanent home, and while many ideas for pop-up temporary housing are manifested in designer dreams, few of those architectural solutions have found widespread implementation.

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Post image for Models of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Utopia Show the Architect as City Planner

Frank Lloyd Wright believed dense urban cities would never make it into the next century. He wrote that “the citizen of the near future preferring horizontality — the gift of his motorcar, and telephonic or telegraphic inventions — will turn and reject verticality as the body of any American city.”

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Post image for MoMA to Preserve Folk Art Museum Façade

Saving face is no longer limited to disgraced public figures — architects and their patrons can also get in on the action. The New York Times is reporting that the Museum of Modern Art intends to preserve the metal panels that make up the façade of the American Folk Art Museum building.

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Post image for New Jersey Frank Lloyd Wright Home Is Relocating to Crystal Bridges in Arkansas

A New Jersey Frank Lloyd Wright house is relocating to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, through an acquisition announced this Wednesday.

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Post image for 11 Great NYC Urban Design and Architecture Moments of 2013

It’s sometimes hard to stay positive about development in New York when Frank Lloyd Wright buildings can disappear in the blink of an eye and everything seems to be turning into condos. However, it’s not all bad news, and 2013 had plenty of optimistic progress in architecture and urban design.

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Post image for Even the Giants Fall: Photographs of Brutalist Homes in Decay

Just before they were turned to rubble, Chris Mottalini photographed Paul Rudolph-designed homes in their final decay.

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