architecture

Post image for Grafting Puerto Rican Architecture onto the Lower East Side

Edra Soto attempts architectural transplants the way a doctor might replace skin, seeing if an unfamiliar addition will take.

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Post image for Holdouts: The Solitary Resisters of Real Estate

For all his money and power, Donald Trump couldn’t force a widow from her New Jersey home back in the 1990s.

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Post image for Uncovering a Manifesto in the Blog of Visionary Architect Lebbeus Woods

From 2007 to 2012, the late architect Lebbeus Woods kept a blog that offered a peek into the mind of one of our most visionary contemporary creators.

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Post image for 1,300 Intimate Images of Midcentury Modernist Structures Go Online

The University of Southern California Libraries have digitized roughly 1,300 rare photographs of midcentury modernism in the American West, as documented by two of its insiders.

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Post image for Creating a Spatial History of Slavery through Abstraction

Minimalist abstraction of the 20th century often feels placeless. Tony Smith’s angular, inky sculptures could have crawled out of a dimension void of organic life; Mark Rothko’s repeating black canvases in a Houston chapel reflected the space’s lack of specific religion.

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Post image for The Homes, Parks, and Towns that Shaped the United States’ Built Environment

The built environment of the United State was constructed on grand ideas, including parks that inspired morality, towns designed to curb strikes, and homes that offered everyone their own slice of the land.

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Post image for A Century of Wild and Utopian Experiments with Self-Sustaining Worlds

Can a house sustain itself by eating its own tail?

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Post image for Starchitect Zaha Hadid Dead at 65

Zaha Hadid, the celebrated Iraqi-British architect, has died of a heart attack at a Miami hospital, the BBC first reported.

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Post image for As Met Breuer Opens, Two of the Architect’s Buildings Face an Uncertain Fate

Prominence of name has never guaranteed the preservation of architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Park Avenue Showroom was demolished in 2013 just blocks from his iconic Guggenheim Museum, Louis Kahn’s Philadelphia commercial storefront was torn down in 2014, just a couple of years after the grand unveiling of his Four Freedoms Park in New York.

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Post image for Poll: What Does This Aggressively Restored 9th-Century Moorish Castle Look Like?

An architect’s restoration of a 9th-century Moorish castle in southern Spain has drawn outcry from locals and historians, with many drawing comparisons between the registered national monument’s new look and the infamous case of Beast Jesus.

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