This site showcases achievements of pioneering women in American architecture. Pictured here: architect and designer Ray Kaiser Eames (Courtesy BWAF)

This site showcases achievements of pioneering women in architecture

This week the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation launched a site that documents women’s contributions to American architecture from 1880 to 1980. By Audrey Wachs A new site started by a nonprofit architecture advocacy group is championing women’s contributions to...
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NASA’s bold space habitats inspired a generation of designers. The drawings by artist Rick Guidice mix familiar designs with futuristic imagery. (Courtesy NASA Ames Research Center)

NASA’s bold space habitats inspired a generation of designers

By Fred Scharmen In the 1970s, artists and scientists imagined the space habitats of the future. These ideas have since remained embedded in the popular imagination. This is an excerpt from a forthcoming book, Space Settlements, about the architectural, historical, social, and...
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New MoMA show plots the impact of computers on architecture and design. Pictured here: “Menu 23

New MoMA show plots the impact of computers on architecture and design – Archpaper.com

ByJonathan Hilburg The beginnings of digital drafting and computational design will be on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) starting November 13th, as the museum presents Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959–1989. Spanning 30 years of works by...
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Frank Lloyd Wright Homes with Haunted Histories | Architect Magazine |

These four homes designed by the iconic American architect are all settings for tragedies, horror movies, and building projects gone wrong. By Chelsea Blahut Frank Lloyd Wright left behind an architectural legacy appreciated around the world long after his death 55 years ago....
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Top architecture reads for the October Revolution’s 100th anniversary – Archpaper.com

By the Editors October 25th, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the October Revolution, when a group of socialist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace in Petrograd (today’s St Petersburg), an event that would echo through the 20th century and beyond by...
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Why is Victorian architecture associated with all things scary? – Curbed

From The Addams Family to Psycho, the movies have perpetuated this association by Lauren Ro and Hiatt Wood Why do most people conjure up images of old, dilapidated Victorian homes when thinking about haunted houses? The movies have certainly perpetuated this association, from...
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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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