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Today's archidose #970

Here are some photos of Studio Gang's Hive at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The installation is on display until September 4, 2017. (Photographs: Mark Andre) To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Book Review: The American Idea of Home

The American Idea of Home: Conversations About Architecture and Design by Bernard FriedmanUniversity of Texas Press, 2017Hardcover, 228 pagesIn 2012 Bernard Friedman put out American Homes, billed as "1800 years of American residential...Show More Summary

Book Review: Welcome to Your World

Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives by Sarah Williams GoldhagenHarper, 2017Hardcover, 348 pagesWelcome to Your World is critic and educator Sarah William Goldhagen's attempt to succinctly and clearly distill voluminous research on neuroscience and architecture toward the improvement of buildings and cities. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #969

Here are some of my photos of The Connective Project (2017) by Reddymade Architecture and Design with AREA4 at Brooklyn's Prospect Park, July 7 to July 17, 2017. See also my post at World-Architects for more information on the installation. Show More Summary

A Hidden Gem in a Westport Forest

Over the weekend, with the help of a friend's car, I decided to take my wife and daughter to Grace Farms, the SANAA building in New Canaan, Connecticut, that I was able to visit (and write about) when it opened in 2015. But on the way...Show More Summary

What Did YOU Do on My Summer Break?

This blog is going on a mini summer vacation for a couple weeks, so I'm highlighting a handful of architectural events taking place in New York City in that time – with one a nice scenic drive up north. If you don't see anything of interest,...Show More Summary

Book Review: Allan Wexler: Absurd Thinking

Allan Wexler: Absurd Thinking-Between Art and Design edited by Ashley Simone "with the close collaboration of Ellen Wexler"Lars Miller Publishers, 2017Hardcover, 296 pagesI first became acquainted with the architectural art of Allan Wexler in 2009 – well, maybe it was earlier, but that was the first time I wrote about it on this blog. Show More Summary

Listening to Wright

With all of the Frank Lloyd Wright 150th anniversary brouhaha, there's plenty of Wright to read and to look at. But what about listening? To fill that apparent void, head over to 99% Invisible and check out a couple episodes from February...Show More Summary

Diane Lewis Memorial

A memorial for architect and educator Diane Lewis, who died on May 2 at the age of 65, will be held on Monday, June 26, in the Guggenheim Museum's Lewis Theater. A reception will follow at the Burden Mansion.An RSVP is necessary, so email dianelewismemorial@gmail.com to confirm attendance and receive further details.

Review: Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

Head on over to World-Architects to read my review of MoMA's Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive.

Folding Fallingwater

Yesterday an advance copy of Mark Hagan-Guirey's Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models: 14 Kirigami Buildings to Cut and Fold arrived in the mail. It was a pleasant surprise.So today I couldn't help but try one of the projects, even though it's been a while since I've wielded an X-acto knife. Show More Summary

Book Review: ITALOMODERN 1 & 2

ITALOMODERN 1: Architecture in Northern Italy 1946–1976 by Martin and Werner FeiersignerPark Books, 2016Paperback, 352 pagesITALOMODERN 2: Architecture in Northern Italy 1946–1976 by Martin and Werner FeiersignerPark Books, 2016Paperback,...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #968

Here are some photos of The Sequential Roof (2016) at the Arch_Tec_Lab of the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) in Zurich by Gramazio Kohler Research. (Photographs: Trevor Patt) To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

A Peek at 'Frank Lloyd Wright at 150'

Next week I'll be putting together a review of MoMA's Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, but in the meantime here is a slideshow of my photos of the exhibition from a press preview yesterday, the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth.

So You Want to Learn About: Frank Lloyd Wright

The "So You Want to Learn About" series highlights books focused on a particular theme: think "socially responsible architecture" and "phenomenology," rather than broad themes like "housing" or "theory." Therefore the series aims toShow More Summary

Book Review: An Organic Architecture

An Organic Architecture: The Architecture of Democracy by Frank Lloyd WrightLund Humphries, 2017Hardcover, 104 pagesI should start by stating that I'm not a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's writing. In my 2009 review of Robert Twombly's Frank Lloyd Wright: Essential Texts, I wrote that "the texts are far from readable... Show More Summary

Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday Celebration at the Guggenheim

On June 8, 2017, from 10 am–5:45 pm, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth "through a series of activities related to the architect’s masterwork: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum." Admission to the museum will be reduced to, appropriately enough, $1.50. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #967

Thursday, June 8, 2017, is the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth. To celebrate the architect and his buildings, my posts this week are devoted to Wright. To start, here are some photos by Ximo Michavila of the V. C. Morris Gift Shop (1948) in San Francisco. Show More Summary

Camilo José Vergara's 'Other Shinola'

A couple months ago I reviewed Camilo José Vergara's latest book, Detroit Is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City of the Industrial Age, which presents the photographer's ongoing documentation of the city, particularly overlooked areas that haven't changed for the better. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #966

Here are some of my photos of renovations recently completed at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Midtown Manhattan by Diller Scofidion + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. For more on the project, read my piece at World-Architects.New...Show More Summary

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