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Today's archidose #947

Here are some photos of the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC. The building was designed by Philip Johnson and completed in 1963 as the residence of David and Carmen Kreeger. (Photograph: Mark Andre) To contribute your Flickr images for...Show More Summary

Stagecraft

Stagecraft: Models and Photos is on display at Columbia GSAPP's Arthur Ross Gallery until March 10th. The show combines models made Kenneth Frampton's students over the years and photos by James Ewing of the same. The latter appear to...Show More Summary

Book Review: Columbia in Manhattanville

Columbia in Manhattanville edited by Caitlin BlanchfieldColumbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2016Paperback, 142 pagesIn October 2016 I went on a press tour of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, one of two buildings designed...Show More Summary

Discharge/Recharge

Title: Discharge/Recharge Location: Bergkamen, Germany Former Function: Apartment Block Date: 2013 Architect: Office for Subversive Architecture / Christoph Rodatz Buildings are often taciturn; they can be secretive, reticent and unforthcoming. They can be solid and impenetrable and it can be... (more...)

Today's archidose #946

Here are a few photos of Blob VB3 (2009) at the Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke, Belgium, by dmvA Architecten. (Photograph: Klaas Vermaas)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

AE34: Reclaimed Windows and Doors

Every now and then I come across small buildings that are an assemblage of reclaimed windows and doors fitted together like a game of Tetris. Many are like this glass house in, fittingly, Christiania, Denmark: [Photo: seier+seier] Or...Show More Summary

Millennials Jumping Into Market as Boomers Retire and Sell

Last month, I wrote about how improvements in the housing market will be different depending on geographic regions of the U.S. This month, I wanted to review how this gradual improvement will also differ based on demographics and generational...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #945

Here is a photo of Richard Meier's The Hague City Hall & Central Library adorned with a Piet Mondrian-esque mural as part of a celebration of 100 years of De Stijl. (Photograph: Happy Hotelier) To contribute your Flickr images for consideration,...Show More Summary

Book Review: The Future Architect's Tool Kit

The Future Architect's Tool Kit by Barbara BeckSchiffer, 2016Hardcover, 48 pagesThis "tool kit" geared to children ages 8 to 12 is a companion to architect Barbara Back's earlier The Future Architect's Handbook. Although I don't have...Show More Summary

Little Free Libraries

Chronicle Books, with Little Free Library and AIASF, has announced the winners of its Little Free Library Design competition. They received 300 submissions from 40 countries and selected three winners:Judges' ChoiceOwlie by Bartosz Bochynski...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #944: Valentine's Day Edition

Here are a some of my photos of The Office for Creative Research's We Were Strangers Once Too installation on display in Times Square until March 5th. 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: Garden City Mega City

Garden City Mega City: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming by WOHA & Patrick Bingham-HallPesaro Publishing, 2016Paperback, 384 pages [Front and back covers of Garden City | Mega City | Image: Pesaro Publishing] Two thousand...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #943

Here are a some photos of a bike store (designer unknown) next to SANAA's Naoshima Port Terminal in Japan. (Photographed by Ken Lee.) 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

How to Build in a Landmark District

New York YIMBY just posted some renderings of an infill project in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill Historic District.The four-story townhouse is designed by Ramona Albert a Brooklyn-based architect whose bio includes experience at Front Inc,...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #942

Here are a some photos of the Katyn Museum (2015) in Warsaw, Poland, by BBGK Architekci. (Photographed by Piotr Krajewski.)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: Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide

Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA by Sam Lubell, photographs by Darren BradleyPhaidon, 2016Flexicover, 376 pages[All photographs courtesy of Phaidon]I've never considered that the idiom "never judge a book by its cover" should be ascribed to illustrated books. Show More Summary

'Self-Interned' Noguchi

Head on over to World-Architects to read my take on Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center, an exhibition at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City that examines how the months spent in a World War II internment camp impacted the life of Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi. Show More Summary

Hasselt University – Faculty of Law: NoA Architecten

        Any understanding of the past is determined by the manner in which the information about the pervious age is interpreted. All histories are partial; all contain an act of translation or decoding. It is impossible for the historian to provide anything other than their own opinion; that is,... (more...)

It's Groundhog Day...

...yet again. In lieu of clips from Groundhog Day, as in previous years, here's Bill Murray making an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman in 1993 to promote the film.

The Factory by Ricardo Bofill 1975

                         The Modernist adage that Form Follows Function does not generally apply to building reuse projects. The form of the building already exists; the spaces are defined, the walls are in position, the roof is place and the relationship between these elements and the …... (more...)

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