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This Modernist Villa Saw Wartime Shootings And Murders, And Was Vandalized By Le Corbusier

“E1027 was the first architectural work of the designer Eileen Gray, completed in 1929 when she was 51 years old. It was a pioneering and accomplished work of the modern movement in architecture, putting into practice ideas that were still new. More than that, it brought essential qualities into building that other modernists lacked.”

The state of multi-process architecture in Firefox

Mozilla has been working on a multi-process architecture for Firefox for some time now. The feature separates components of the browser from each other to improve stability and also security. Electrolysis, or e10s, is still in active development and original plans to release it with an earlier version of the browser has to be delayed. Show More Summary

China Just Built a 57-Story Skyscraper in 19 Days

Nineteen atriums, office space for 4,000 workers, and 800 apartments are all housed in the new Mini Sky City in China's Hunan province—a 57-story architectural feat that took its builder just 19 working days to erect, the AP reports. The glass-and-steel structure was put up by Broad Sustainable...

A Witty Conversation Between Art and Architecture

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

CHICAGO — In Pedro Cabrita Reis’s exhibition at the Arts Club of Chicago, A few lines, a façade inside and a possible staircase, the artist confuses the audience by blurring the lines between his work and the elements of the hosting building.

Curbed Maps: What Style Defines Your City? Curbed Has the Answer!

One of Louis Kahn's 9 built works in Philadelphia, the Steven and Toby Korman House. Photo by Matt Wargo From sea to shining sea, the U.S. of A is chock full of real architectural panache in places less frequented than...

Unmanned Systems Work Together from Single Controller

Unmanned air and ground systems work together from single controller in flight demo; UCS architecture enables collaboration between big and small business   A

Shanghai's Natural History Museum opens for business

Global architecture firm Perkins + Will recently completed work on Shanghai's Natural History Museum and it's now open for business. With more than 10,000 artifacts from around the world stretched over 4.45 hectares (11 acres) of floorspace,...Show More Summary

Imagination To Give Universities Free And Open Access To MIPS Architecture

Imagination announced that it's going to give universities free and open access to its MIPS architecture so both professors and students can have a better understanding of how to design and work with a MIPS CPU.

Humans Swallowed by the Extreme Geometry of Architecture

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The work of Lebanese photographer Serge Najjar shows a striking mix of vibrant colors and stark architectural geometry.

Home Is Where The Art Is: A New Hotel Opposite Daniel Libeskind's Denver Art Museum Will Showcase the Work of Sol LeWitt and More

All images via The Denver Post Denver isn't often thought of as a top-tier destination for architecture—though more than a few Curbed staffers would argue it should be: Between the city's Clyfford Still Museum, completed by Allied Works Architecture in...

New Architecture and Design Hub in The Works for DTLA

The A+D Museum's Arts District home (above) is only temporary. When the Architecture + Design Museum announced their impending move to the Arts District late last year, their short-term (two-year) lease had some wondering what was in the cards...

10 Optical Illusion Architecture Photos From Major US Cities

You may think you know what a city looks like, but you’ve never seen them like this. Serbian photographer Nikola Olic lives and works in Dallas, and turns the sprawling cities of the United States into gorgeous abstractions that will trick your eyes. Read more...

Curbed SF: Architecture Studio Envelope A+D Turns On the Charm At This Revamped San Francisco Townhouse

If you haven't yet heard of envelope A+D—the San Francisco studio making a name for itself with smart, sensitive work that bridges the worlds of architecture, urbanism, identity design and more—perhaps this adorable revamp featured over at Curbed SF...

Exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery showcases design philosophy of Herzog & de Meuron

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Vancouver Art Gallery is presenting an exhibition featuring the work of renowned Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, the design architects of the new Vancouver Art Gallery building. Material Future, The Architecture of Herzog...Show More Summary

Immigrants Rally Outside Appeals Court Over Obama Executive Actions

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Maria Trujillo, 22, is set to graduate on May 16 from Prairie View A&M University in Texas with a degree in architecture, and she's been getting her resume and portfolio ready. Whether she'll be able to work, though, hinges in part on...Show More Summary

6 Ways To Make Color Work For You

Color can play up or play down architecture, create a positive experience and more. Here’s how to put it to work for you

The Printed Page : Souvenirs Take Center Stage in this Magnificent Lisbon Home

All photos by Björn Wallander via Architectural Digest Before settling down in his apartment in an 18th-century townhouse in Lisbon, the wayfaring Interior decorator Pedro Espírito Santo had spent time working with the chief curator at Versailles, dressing up...

Roundup: Drought shaming, Gehry's Facebook campus, an art flame war

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Museum patrons who don’t pay up, an art critical flame war, learning from the Björk debacle and inhabiting Frank Gehry’s new Facebook campus. Plus: missing works of art, the growing L.A. gallery scene, architecture that filters water, and the story behind one very large flag. And, of course, there's...

The 4 Qualities of All Successful Cities

A street in NYC's West Village, the neighborhood where Jacobs lived when she wrote the book. I studied architecture in college but somehow managed to avoid reading that seminal work of city planning, Jane Jacobs' Death and Life of Great American Cities. Show More Summary

BOOK REVIEW: Shigeru Ban’s ‘Humanitarian Architecture’ focuses on emergency response design

Shigeru Ban is renowned for his inventive and courageous architecture that spans from museums to simple huts. While the Pritzker Prize winning architect is often given kudos for his work in developing emergency shelter and using low impact materials like paper,

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