A neighbourhood guide to Miami | National Geographic

Miami has a reputation for glitz, glamour and grit, but lately it’s shaken off some of its rougher edges to embrace all things new. From South Beach to Brickell, there have never been more distinct areas to explore. By Pat Riddell Something’s happened in Miami. In the past...
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550 Madison Avenue in New York City, initially known as the AT&T Building, one of the nation’s first postmodern skyscrapers. | Photo by Max Touhey | www.metouhey.com

Postmodern and late modern architecture: The ultimate guide

Great architecture that’s often under-appreciated, misunderstood, and unprotected By Patrick Sisson Modern architecture doesn’t typically age well, and that’s not a knock against material or craftsmanship. It’s more about how it fits into, or quickly exits, the cultural...
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In 1925, the Bauhaus moved from Weimar to Dessau and into a reinforced-concrete complex formed of three buildings, connected by a bridge and a one-story wing. Photo © Yvonne Tenschert/Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Architects Reflect on the Bauhaus at 100

RECORD speaks with leading practitioners about the impact of the Bauhaus on their lives and work. Claire Weisz Principal in Charge, WXY Architecture and Urban Design, NYC In my first year of architecture school at the University of Toronto in the 1980s, I discovered Paul Klee’s...
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Notre-Dame must be restored to “last known visual state” says French senate

The French Senate has mandated that Notre-Dame Cathedral must be rebuilt as it was before the fire, which destroyed its roof and spire last month. Tom Ravenscroft The French Senate has passed a bill saying Notre-Dame Cathedral must be rebuilt as it was before the fire, which...
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How the Ancient Maya Adapted to Climate Change

Instead of focusing on the civilization’s final stages, looking at Mayan adaptations shows how their communities survived for as long as they did. Kenneth Seligson This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.Carbon dioxide concentrations...
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IM Pei dies aged 102

Breaking news: Pritzker Prize-winning architect IM Pei has passed away aged 102. Eleanor Gibson Pritzker Prize-winning architect IM Pei has passed away aged 102.The Chinese-American architect’s death on 16 May was confirmed by his firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. His...
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Felipe Tofani The Bauhaus technique worked best in the field of graphic design, says Aaron Betsky.

What We Did Not Learn from the Bauhaus

Inside and beyond those white boxes, there are ideas for building a better world. By Aaron Betsky We are in a Bauhaus moment. The centenary of its opening has produced a raft of exhibitions, books, articles (add this one to the pile), and even a new building—a museum...
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Opinion | What Was the Bauhaus?

The legacy of the legendary design school is both universal — and universally misunderstood. By Barry Bergdoll The Bauhaus, a design school founded a century ago this month in Germany, lasted just 14 years before the Nazis shut it down. And yet in that time it proved a magnet for...
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The exterior of one of Notre Dame Cathedral's massive rose windows, pre-fire (Stephanie LeBlanc/Unsplash) via ArchPaper

Architects, engineers, academics urge Macron not to rush Notre Dame reconstruction

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in only five years, even if it means bypassing preservation regulations. By Jonathan Hilburg The scramble is on to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral before the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, but a concerned...
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Notre Dame fire: How do you restore an architectural masterpiece?

Experts discuss what comes next in the rebirth and rebuilding of the cathedral. By Patrick Sisson “It’s okay to cry,” said Jorge Otero-Pailos. As news spread of the tragic fire that consumed the roof of Notre Dame cathedral, a national, spiritual, and architectural symbol with...
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