architecture

Post image for The Guggenheims Helsinki and Abu Dhabi: A Telling Tale of Two Outposts

The Guggenheim Helsinki will likely become the third museum of the Solomon R. Guggenheim’s global armada.

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Post image for The Postmodern House That Changed the US Is Now for Sale

Want to own a house that changed the urban landscape of the United States?

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Post image for New York’s Cathedral of Science Reopens with Interactive Ecology Beneath the Stars

The Great Hall at the New York Hall of Science in Queens was designed to give visitors to the 1964 World’s Fair the feeling of floating in deep space.

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Post image for Florida’s Failed Moorish Utopia Plans a Better Future Through Art

Domes in muted colors and geometric murals adorn the buildings in Opa-locka, which, despite its abundance of Moorish revival architecture, is a long way from north Africa.

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Post image for The Madcap Masonry of Clinker Bricks

With twisted, charred shapes distended in chaotic lines, clinker brick looks like the deranged work of a madman.

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Post image for Stacked Boxes and BIG Statements in New Design for 2 World Trade Center

Bjarke Ingels revealed his proposal for 2 World Trade Center in an article for Wired on Tuesday. The final unbuilt plot at the hallowed New York City site — which had for a decade been reserved for a Norman Foster-designed scheme — may now give rise to a dramatically stepped, 1,340-foot glass tower.

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Post image for Every Architectural Rendering Needs an Alexander Calder Sculpture

What is it about Alexander Calder sculptures that makes them irresistible to the artists who create architectural renderings?

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Post image for 50 Years of Fighting to Save New York City’s Historic Architecture

The obliteration of the McKim, Mead & White-designed Pennsylvania Station in 1963, just a half-century after its completion, helped galvanize grassroots preservation efforts that eventually led to New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner signing the Landmarks Law on April 19, 1965.

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Post image for Building Tiny Houses for the Homeless

Most of us tend to associate the tiny-house phenomenon more with hipsters than with the homeless, but the architectural trend may offer a way to help people on the streets get back on their feet.

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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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