Source: Elisa Rolle (commons.wikimedia.org) Leslie (Albert Anis, 1937), Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Art Deco District

Miami shows how conservation can be combined with change | Opinion | Architects Journal

By Paul Finch The mantra ‘complementary but not a copy’ is a useful guide to interventions affecting architectural heritage, says Paul Finch The Miami Design Preservation League does excellent tours of the South Beach Art Deco district. Our guide on a recent visit was Joel...
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SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM Entries to the Chicago Tribune Tower competition (1922). L-R: John Howells and Raymond Hood (winner), Eliel Saarinen, Bertram Goodhue, Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer, Max Taut.

Architecture and What Not: “What If” histories are fascinating but misleading | The Huffington Post

“What If” histories are fascinating but misleading. Lance Hosey, Contributor In 2014, the British historian Richard J. Evans railed against “what if” scenarios about historical events: “‘Counterfactuals,’ as such ‘what-if’ speculations are generally termed by the aficionados, are...
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The Enduring History of Louis Kahn | Architect Magazine

A biography (by Wendy Lesser), an exhibition (coming to the Kimbell), and a rising generation of architects are conspiring to reassess Kahn’s legacy. By Christopher Hawthorne The Louis Kahn who emerges in the pages of Wendy Lesser’s superb new biography, You Say to Brick...
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30 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime | The Independent

Buildings may be some of the most impressive works of art we have. Chris Weller for The Independent Culture After sinking untold sums of money into their construction, we can walk through the finished products and even live inside them. Business Insider has selected 30 buildings...
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11 pioneering architects of color who made their mark – Curbed

The inspiring architects—and a multitude of buildings—that history often overlooks by Patrick Sisson Securing commissions as an architect is no easy feat, even when one has academic connections, career mentors, and a balance sheet that’s in the black. In trying to garner such...
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A Daily Dose of Architecture: Book Review: Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide

Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA by Sam Lubell, photographs by Darren Bradley Phaidon, 2016 Flexicover, 376 pages I’ve never considered that the idiom “never judge a book by its cover” should be ascribed to illustrated books. It makes...
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Ancient Architects Used Modern Geometry Before They Could Write | Architect Magazine

By Selin Ashaboglu A scientist at Arizona State University’s (ASU) Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational, and Modeling Sciences Center has discovered that the ancient Southwestern Pueblo people—who were once settled in what is now Mesa Verde National Park, ...
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Architect George Rockrise drew a number of holiday cards featuring landscapes and notable buildings. This one shows a view of San Francisco, where he lived and worked. Environmental Design Archives

Charming architect-designed Christmas cards through history – Curbed

Holiday cards show the wit, humor, and personal side of creators of built environments BY MARY JO BOWLING Architect George Rockrise drew a number of holiday cards featuring landscapes and notable buildings. This one shows a view of San Francisco, where he lived and...
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Four Labyrinth-Like Buildings That Hide Bone-Chilling Secrets | Architect Magazine

Halloween: These structures with intentionally bewildering floor plans have shady backgrounds. By Selin Ashaboglu Secret passageways and rooms have always had an air of mystery about them. Why are they there? Who built them? And most importantly… does your house have any?...
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Four Unsettling Underground Spots from Around the World

Halloween: These sites that are hidden from view hold fascinating stories within their often claustrophobic walls. By Selin Ashaboglu The Edinburgh Vaults in Scotland Located under Edinburgh’s now infamous South Bridge, which began construction in 1785 and completed three...
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