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Frank Lloyd Wright’s forgotten Hollywood sandcastle

I lived next door to Wright’s least-famous textile-block house—and it shaped my career In true Hollywood fashion, I didn’t even notice my famous neighbor until I after moved in. I was standing on the threshold of the first apartmentShow More Summary

Usonia now

Is this experimental Frank Lloyd Wright community now just another Westchester suburb? If you look at an aerial photo of Westchester County from the 1940s, as the founders of Usonia may well have done, you’ll see a number of towns dissolving into farmland or woods, divided by a few highways but not much else. Show More Summary

On the road with Frank Lloyd Wright

The architect’s annual pilgrimages between Wisconsin and Arizona combined his passions: cars, architecture, and the American landscape The caravan left on January 23, 1935: 30 people loaded in cars, station wagons, and a red truck, setting out from Spring Green, Wisconsin, for the promise of a desert in Arizona many of them had never seen before. Show More Summary

A Frank Lloyd Wright family tree

Wright had notoriously complex relationships with his students and disciples. Here, we map the web of his architectural influence. There’s a well-known trope—solo architect as godly genius—that architects, a collaborative and hardworking bunch, are still trying to break. Show More Summary

Meet Marion Mahony Griffin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s best frenemy

The two architects are forever intertwined Marion Mahony Griffin would probably spit on Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday cake if she had the chance. So let’s get that out of the way. After a fruitful partnering in young adulthood,...Show More Summary

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Dog house designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker....Show More Summary

Becoming Frank Lloyd Wright

Finding the origins of the architect’s famous work Anyone who has spent time reading about Frank Lloyd Wright knows that the facts of his life and career can be hard to pin down. According to critic and biographer Brendan Gill, Wright’s...Show More Summary

‘Ornament is Crime’ book celebrates the best of modern architecture

A gorgeous collection of black-and-white photographs of homes by modern masters and contemporary architects “Absence of ornament has brought the other arts to unsuspected heights,” Austrian architect and theorist Adolf Loos said in a...Show More Summary

NASA unveils muscular new Mars rover

The 28-foot-long vehicle will be used to explore the red planet’s craggy surface NASA revealed a first look at a concept rover for Mars exploration and it’s massive. Clocking in at 28 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 11 feet high, the muscular...Show More Summary

Zaha Hadid-designed train station in Naples to begin service

Napoli Afragola Station was initially proposed in 2003 After a series of delays, the first phase of the massive Napoli Afragola Station initially proposed in 2003 and designed by Zaha Hadid has been inaugurated by Italian prime minister...Show More Summary

4 all-in-one security systems for your smart home

The dawn of the Internet of Things has made keeping an eye on your home that much easier Until fairly recently, if you wanted a complete home security system, you not only had to deal with exorbitant installation fees, but you also had to pay a monthly installment or fee. Luckily, that’s no longer the case. Show More Summary

Traditional Toronto townhouse gets sleek rooftop extension

Build up when you can’t build back Townhouses are metropolitan areas’ answers to standalone homes (for those fortunate enough to live in one, of course), and though they are larger than most city apartments, they’re still on the narrow...Show More Summary

101 ways to fight climate change and support the Paris agreement

The smallest contributions can counter a global challenge The movement to combat climate change suffered a sizable setback last week when President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris accord. Yet immediately, U.S. cities, states, companies,...Show More Summary

Chinese self-driving train runs along painted lines instead of a track

It’s called “ART” China keeps us on our toes when it comes to infrastructure development and new transportation ideas. (We still haven’t forgotten the car-swallowing bus meant to help commuters surpass snarled traffic on China’s highways.) You...Show More Summary

Posh London townhouse combines old and new for $4.5M

Simply jaw-dropping Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: London, United Kingdom Price:...Show More Summary

How Google Street View is mapping Oakland’s air pollution

Ah, the power of data Air pollution is the world’s single biggest health risk, so it should be no surprise that cities want to know where and why air quality is at its worst. The problem? Air monitoring devices in urban urban areas are few and far between—generally numbering just 1-4 sites for every million people. Show More Summary

Meet Spartacus, the adorable vintage trailer that will win your heart

They don’t make ’em like this anymore With the recent rise of the tiny home trend, it’s easy to forget that small, mobile abodes are by no means a new invention. Exhibit A is ‘Spartacus’—a 1955 Spartan Royal Mansion with a cuteness quotient...Show More Summary

Midcentury fixer-upper with loads of potential wants $215K

Completed in 1963 The price is right on this architect’s-own midcentury modern home completed in 1963. Though it retains many of its original details, the 1,890-square-foot three-bedroom is certainly a fixer-upper. Still, it wouldn’t take much effort to bring the Orange Park, Florida, residence back to its glory days. Show More Summary

Apple HomePod wants to take on Amazon Echo, Google Home, Sonos

There’s a new smart speaker and home tech hub in town Apple’s comin’ for the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Sonos’s product line with the HomePod, a voice-controlled smart speaker and home tech hub. Unveiled at yesterday’s Worldwide Developers...Show More Summary

Pangea launches contour maps of your favorite coastlines

The 3D maps are created from layers of laser cut plywood Paper maps have often been hung as wall art as a way to show off one’s affinity for a place, whether it’s one’s hometown, a beloved vacation spot, or a fantasy travel destination. Now...Show More Summary

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