architecture

Post image for Take a Bite Out of Modernism with MoMA’s 1988 Architecture Cookie Cutters

Which modern architecture icon makes a better cookie, Eero Saarinen’s sleek TWA Terminal or Frank Lloyd Wright’s spiraling Guggenheim Museum?

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Post image for The Design for 2 WTC and the Dangers of Building Neighborhoods in the Sky

It’s one thing for an architect to invoke a low-rise historic neighborhood on the mega-scale of a high-rise office tower, but it’s quite another to imagine that an office building can actually embody the authentic neighborhood that surrounds it — and not merely the spectacular simulation of said neighborhood.

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Post image for Digitally Deface Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye

Have you ever wanted to throw a piano or screeching cat at Le Corbusier’s pristinely white 1931 Villa Savoye in France?

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Post image for The Spite House, an Architectural Phenomenon Built on Rage and Revenge

Spite houses are homes built on anger.

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Post image for Kaleidoscopic Interior by Pritzker Prize–Winning Architect Faces Demolition in NYC

Since opening in 1976, 1 United Nations Plaza has been an experience like tumbling into a hall of mirrors.

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Post image for Encountering a Frank Lloyd Wright House 1,200 Miles from Where It First Stood

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — On August 17, 1953, Gloria and Abraham Wilson sent a letter to one of the most famous architects in the United States. It began: “Dear Mr. Wright: Would you design a house for us?”

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Post image for Why Japan’s Futuristic Micro-Homes Are So Popular

Like in many of the world’s most densely populated nations, real estate in Japan is tough to come by.

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Museums

Negotiating Copyright and Copy-wrong in Architecture

by Kelly Chan on December 24, 2015

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There is no shortage of literature on copying in architecture.

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Post image for Sacred Bones and the Catacomb Saint of Manhattan

Catholic churches in Europe host as many bones as a graveyard, with bits of saints and intact incorrupt bodies encased in glass and displayed on ornate altars.

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Post image for A Manhattan Art Deco Landmark Reopens After Decades

One of New York City’s most impressive Art Deco buildings has been closed to the public since the 1970s, but you can now visit its lobby and examine the marble-clad treasure yourself.

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