Collins Avenue in 1940 vs 2017: via The Next Miami

Photos Show How Collins Avenue In Miami Beach Has Changed From 1940 To 2017

Miami Beach’s Collins Avenue has undergone drastic changes since 1940, newly unearthed photos show. A photo from 80 years ago shows a relatively small, unmarked roadway passing by a grove of trees that fronted the beach at the time. The land seen in the picture is now built out...
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How the television transformed our homes

Televisions commanded visual attention in a way no home appliance ever had before. By Sarah Archer Since the “Big Three” networks and basic cable gave way to streaming services, TV viewers have had access to a dizzying variety of on-demand offerings in increasingly specific...
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Miami Planners In 1946 Imagined Orange Juice Drinking Fountains, Rooftop Airport, and Tunnel To Brickell By 1996

An exhibit by planners at Bayfront Park in 1946 imagined what Miami would look like 50 years in the future. By 1996, the city and surrounding area was to have been fully powered by a Great Solar Turbo Electric Generating Plant, which would provide cheap electricity. The Miami...
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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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