8 Influential Art Deco Skyscrapers by Ralph Thomas Walker

No architect played a greater role in shaping the twentieth century Manhattan skyline than Ralph Thomas Walker, winner of the 1957 AIA Centennial Gold Medal and a man once dubbed “Architect of the Century” by the New York Times…. Sigue leyendo

Noteworthy Panoramic Home Encouraging a Bachelor’s Interests

Owned by a father with grown children, the fascinatingly contemporary Chautauqua Residence was designed by Studio William Hefner. Collecting rare books is one of the owner’s biggest satisfactions, so the house was envisioned to shelter a home library anyone would be proud of. Overlooking a canyon in the Pacific Palisades, the panoramic home known as the Chautauqua Residence has […]

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Puukuokka Housing Block / OOPEAA

Architects: OOPEAA
Location: 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland
Architect In Charge: Anssi Lassila
Project Architects: Juha Pakkala (construction stage), Iida Hedberg (design process stage)
Other Team Members: Jussi-Pekka Vesala (master plan stage) Mia Salonen, Teemu Hirvilammi, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Santtu Hyvärinen
Area: 18650.0 …
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Review: ‘All Of This Belongs To You’ – Civic Urbanism At London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), named after the Queen and Her Consort, has its foundations in the Great Exhibition of 1851 amidst the wealth, innovation and squalor of the Industrial Revolution. Britain was flooded by prosperity which allowed for the development… Sigue leyendo

Bakkerswinkel / Piet Hein Eek

Architects: Piet Hein Eek
Location: Oostplein 223A, 3063 CE Rotterdam, Netherlands
Area: 435.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

From the architect.… I have done the calculations; the Bakkerswinkel that we created last month was the tenth one. Created is Sigue leyendo

Spotlight: Mario Botta

Working since he was 16, Swiss architect Mario Botta (April 1, 1943) has become a prolific and well known crafter of space, designing a huge array of places of worship, private homes, and museums, perhaps most notably the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Church of San Giovanni Battista in Mogno, Switzerland. His use of traditional masonry over the streamlined steel and glass of so much modern architecture creates strong, self-confident buildings that pull together the contrast between the weight of his materials and lightness of his designs.

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b- Empordà Dwelling / B- Architecture

Architects: B- Architecture
Location: 17466 Les Olives, Girona, España
Project Architects: David Domínguez Fuster, Christian Sintes
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Lourdes Jansana

Collaborators: Marc Gispert, María Alarcón, Patricia Borrás, Alessandra Ferrando

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Architects’ Reactions to Frei Otto’s Pritzker Prize Win

After news of Frei Otto winning the 2015 Pritzker Prize broke, the internet was filled with comments on his influence on the profession over the past half a century of architecture. Of course, with the news of the Pritzker sadly packaged… Sigue leyendo