One of the Corbusier course books included in the Open University’s modern architecture course.

Architecture on the air: The story of Open University’s televised classroom

A new exhibit looks at a pioneering, mixed-media college course exploring modern architecture By Patrick Sisson Satisfying your curiosity for architecture, or any subject, has never been easier. Thanks to Google, online courses, and YouTube, there are more blueprint,...
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Popular Historic Tax Credit on the House’s chopping block. Rendering of the Tomorrow Building, Chattanooga, TN. Built in 1888, the building was recently converted into micro-housing using the HTC. (Credit Lamp Post Properties)

Popular historic tax credit is on the Congressional chopping block – Archpaper.com

ByJonathan Hilburg A tax reform bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday would eliminate a widely used measure for combatting urban decay, even as developers and preservationists argue that the program more than pays for itself. The Historic Tax Credit (HTC),...
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South Beach wants to save Art Deco gems before the seas rise. One solution: Jack them up | Miami Herald

By Andres Viglucci and Joey Flechas Decades after preservationists saved Miami Beach’s treasure-trove of Art Deco architecture from developers and politicians looking to tear it all down, they’re confronting a dire new menace: The relentless rise of the oceans that threatens to...
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National Park Service: Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, N.J., designated a

How to Reinvent Historic Preservation | Architect Magazine

A movement that began in earnest when Penn Station was demolished more than 50 years ago can still be a force for good, but not without a change in its mission. By AMANDA KOLSON HURLEY My first job out of graduate school was an internship at Preservation, the magazine of the...
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ArchitectChats: Episode 7 with Gretchen Pfaehler on Historic Preservation

The chair of Washington, D.C.’s Historic Preservation Review Board discusses history and identity in preservation. In this episode, we sat down with Gretchen Pfaehler, AIA, the chair of Washington, D.C.’s Historic Preservation Review Board and the senior preservation...
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Courtesy Flickr user Johan Siegers via Creative Commons Ruins of the Temple of Bel as photographed in 2009. Currently, a group of activists is aiming to re-construct the UNESCO World Heritage site with their online archive New Palmyra

The World Monuments Fund Announces Its 2016 Endangered Sites | Architect Magazine

The New York–based organization released its biennial list of 50 places that are at risk due to war, inadequate funding, natural disasters, tourism, or intentional destruction. By Chelsea Blahut On October 15, the World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced a new watch list, which...
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