One of the shotgun homes in the West Grove. The houses are among the remnants of Miami’s earliest days, and could be a contributing factor should the neighborhood be designated as a historic district. Patricia Borns

Miami to study whether West Grove should get historic designation | Miami Herald

By Samantha J. Gross and David Smiley Amid fears that gentrification and real estate speculation are poised to write over one of Miami’s earliest chapters, government officials will launch a study of whether to protect West Coconut Grove as a historic district. Miami...
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Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture gifted a new home in Phoenix. (Courtesy Andrew Pielage)

American architectural heritage: The best of AN’s preservation stories – Archpaper.com

By Selina Cheah Historic preservation stories always stir up a conversation: What parts of American architectural history should be preserved? What doesn’t need saving? Since our last coverage of 2016’s top historic preservation articles, many new buildings have become imperiled...
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image is a sketch by the late Jan Kaplický.

“A golden age of architectural drawing awaits” says Owen Hopkins

The advent of 3D-modelling software may not spell the end for architectural drawing after all, says Owen Hopkins. Architectural drawing is in crisis, one that’s arguably been brewing since the 1980s, with the advent of the first commercially available CAD packages and the...
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Illustrations by Julia Rothman

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150 – Curbed guide to the most famous architect in U.S. history

The Curbed guide to the most famous architect in U.S. history by Curbed Frank Lloyd Wright’s talent, creativity, and output are the reasons he’s still remembered on his 150th birthday, lionized for launching a modern, multifaceted American architecture. But his fame, engineered...
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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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original photo Robert C. Lautman Photography Collection

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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[All photographs courtesy of Phaidon]

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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