architecture

Post image for Using a Retro View-Master to See Modernist Architecture in 3D

Since 1997, the Knoxville, Tennessee–based View Productions has created a series of reels highlighting 20th-century design and architecture, particularly forms that are difficult to capture in two dimensions.

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Post image for From a Pineapple to a Six-Pack, 23 Buildings that Resemble the Things They Sell

A combination of roadside attraction novelty and greater architectural freedom resulted in some very strange 20th-century buildings.

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Post image for UNESCO Adds 17 Le Corbusier Buildings to World Heritage List

UNESCO announced Sunday that 17 of Le Corbusier’s 20th-century buildings will be added to its World Heritage List.

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Post image for What Will Become of the World’s Biggest Picnic Basket?

It’s no picnic being the world’s biggest basket.

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Post image for A Compendium of Tiny Architecture, from Humorous to Humanitarian

Skyscrapers in Dubai, Zaha Hadid-designed stadiums, and Damien Hirst’s private accommodations are impressive for their sheer size, but bigger isn’t always better.

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Post image for Mapping the Fossils and Meteorite Impacts in London’s Architecture

The building blocks of urban landscapes are often riddled with fossils, with Jurassic reptile bones and Cretaceous sea creatures sometimes emerging from the stone surfaces.

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Post image for Japan Opens Its First Museum for Architectural Models

The first museum in Japan devoted entirely to architectural models opened recently, aimed at archiving and preserving the miniature prototypes of Japanese architects’ structures now scattered around the world.

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Post image for Building with Bricks Made from Industrial Waste

In August, a pair of architects will move into their new home in Rotterdam. Its rising walls are built of tan-colored bricks that, to the eye, seem like your typical building materials, but they are actually made entirely out of waste.

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Post image for What Should We Do with New York’s Most Neglected World’s Fair Relic?

What will become of the derelict New York State Pavilion, a rusted Space Age relic of the 1964 World’s Fair?

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Post image for A Visual Homage to Brutalist Behemoths

Even while major Brutalist structures face preservation issues — like Marcel Breuer’s Central Library in Atlanta, whose fate is being decided now — the aesthetic of these concrete-based buildings continues to gain in popularity.

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