architecture

Post image for American Suburban Architecture and the 1980s Hardcore Bands It Housed

The Hardcore Architecture blog is using addresses to reveal, through Google Street View, the often mundane suburban architecture behind the ’80s underground scene.

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Post image for Shigeru Ban and Other Architects to Build Shelters for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

The Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban, famous for his humanitarian designs, has launched a campaign to provide shelter to victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.

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Post image for The New Whitney Museum, a Machine for Looking at Art — and Being Seen Looking at Art

In 1977, Jean Baudrillard published his take on a shiny new art museum that had just opened in Paris.

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Post image for Rebuilding Demolished Penn Station Isn’t New York’s Redemption

When the soaring ceilings and Doric columns of the McKim, Mead & White-designed Pennsylvania Station started to fall under the wrecking ball in 1963, architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable called it a “monumental act of vandalism against one of the largest and finest landmarks of its age of Roman elegance.”

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Post image for Philanthropist and Jury Clash Over Design of Controversial Warsaw Memorial

A controversial competition to build a monument in Warsaw to Poles who helped Jews during the Holocaust just got a little more controversial after the founder of the organization behind the project denounced the winning design.

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Post image for Restoring Central Park’s 19th-Century Arches to Combat Its Traffic Chaos

Two Central Park pedestrians were killed in collisions with bicycles last year, devastating signs of the increasing chaos of its intersections.

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Post image for Expo Milano Opens Despite Delays, Denouncements, and Riots

Though Expo Milano 2015, the enormous fair of national, nonprofit, and corporate pavilions built on the outskirts of Milan, opened as scheduled on May 1, its launch was overshadowed by violent protests, costly delays, and denouncements from one of its original architects and Pope Francis.

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Post image for How Public Tours Helped Save NYC’s Most Futuristic Air Terminal

Closed in 2001 with TWA’s absorption by American Airlines, the TWA Flight Center designed by Eero Saarinen at JFK has been vacant ever since.

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Post image for A Witty Conversation Between Art and Architecture

CHICAGO — In Pedro Cabrita Reis’s exhibition at the Arts Club of Chicago, A few lines, a façade inside and a possible staircase, the artist confuses the audience by blurring the lines between his work and the elements of the hosting building.

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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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