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  • The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bay Bridge that never was

    12/10/2017 1:01:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Curbed San Francisco ^ | December 8, 2017 | Brock Keeling and Alex Bevk
    Editor's Note: This article was originally published in June 2012 and has been updated with the most recent information. After the construction of the Bay Bridge in 1933, San Francisco began considering duplicating the bridge and running a second one further south across the bay. Enter Frank Lloyd Wright, a little-known architect whose idea and design for a second Bay Bridge never came to fruition. The noted architect hated the idea of a second steel structure similar to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. Partnering with engineer Jaroslav J. Polivka, Wright proposed a concrete "Butterfly Bridge,” spanning from Army Street (now...
  • Brunel's plan for the US Capitol: Legendary engineer's design that was rejected for being [tr]

    11/14/2017 6:08:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Famed engineer Marc Isambard Brunel lost a bid to design the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, 224 years ago. Now, his design has been revealed after being tucked away in a large album in the Brunel family archive for more than 150 years. The drawing is tipped to sell at the auction in London on Wednesday for $19,600 (£15,000).
  • 20 stunning shortlisted entries for the Architectural Photography Awards

    11/04/2017 3:13:34 PM PDT · by mairdie · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 November 2017 | Georgina Wilson-Powell
    ...recently completed manta-ray-like chapel...Choi Hung Estate in Hong Kong...bunker-like Messner Mountain Museum Corones, Bolzano, South Tyrol in Italy...Black Rock Lighthouse Service at Burning Man...Derby Arena Velodrome...South Africa's Ponte City Apartments...Folk Art Museum, China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, China...Tianrenhe Museum, Hangzhou, China...Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark...
  • Copper Queen remodel brings in 1900s elegance and class

    11/01/2017 5:03:36 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    BISBEE — The dining the room at the Copper Queen Hotel is like taking a step into another era. A grand chandelier from the early 1900s hangs in the center of the long, rectangle room and an antique-style phonograph plays old jazz in the background — the effect is transporting visitors back to what the hotel used to be in the beginning of the 20th century. Steven Reed, the general manager of the Copper Queen, said hotel staff wanted to capture the essence of the early 1900s in one dining room experience and restore the art-nouveau atmosphere the Copper Queen...
  • Why Modern Architecture SUCKS

    06/30/2017 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 75 replies
    You Tube ^ | 30 June 2017 | Paul Joseph Watson
    We are being indoctrinated to accept ugliness as a form of beauty. Video 15:42
  • Dubai to Have Tower Dangling in the Air?

    03/28/2017 12:36:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 89 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | Bernd Debusmann Jr.
    An artist's impression of how the proposed asteroid-suspended Analemma Tower would look. The building will be suspended from an asteroid orbiting 50,000kms from the earth A New York-based firm is proposing that Dubai be the site of a futuristic, asteroid-suspended skyscraper that orbits around the world. The speculative Analemma Tower - which is being proposed by the Clouds Architecture Office - is designed to be suspended downward on an asteroid orbiting 50,000km from earth. It would orbit in a figure-eight pattern across the northern and southern hemispheres in a 24-hour cycle each day. A design close-up of the asteroid from...
  • Jared Kushner's family mocked for plans to build a $7.5billion skyscraper at 666 Fifth [tr]

    03/24/2017 10:23:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2017 | Karen Ruiz
    Jared Kushner's family has unveiled that plans to erect a skyscraper on the New York City skyline at 666 Fifth Ave are now underway. The giant $7.5billion project is set to take over Kushner Properties' current Manhattan office at the address with plans to transform it into a 1,400ft tower adding 40 floors with retail shops, condominiums, and a hotel, The Wall Street Journal reported. It is also set to be renamed to 660 Fifth Ave.
  • Classical architecture makes us happy. So why not build more of it?

    03/21/2017 12:39:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 67 replies
    Spectator (UK) ^ | 15 March 2017 | Ed West
    The key to a happy life, it’s been discovered, is living near to Georgian architecture and a Waitrose. Bath, York, Chichester, Stamford, Skipton, Harrogate, Oxford and Cambridge are among the towns listed in the Sunday Times 20 nicest places to live in Britain survey. Almost all these areas have one thing in common: they all feature a great deal of Georgian housing. And they’re all mostly unaffordable. There is a fair amount of research suggesting that traditional architecture, such as Georgian and Victorian terraces and mansion blocks, contributes to our wellbeing. Beauty makes people happy. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– This can...
  • New Photos Offer an Inside Look at Apple Campus 2

    12/09/2016 1:06:41 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | Thursday December 8, 2016 10:13 am PST | By Juli Clover
    New Photos Offer an Inside Look at Apple Campus 2 Thursday December 8, 2016 10:13 am PST by Juli Clover Apple shared some updated photos and information on its spaceship-shaped second campus with employees, which French site MacGeneration managed to get a hold of. The photos give a detailed view of the exterior building, and give us one of our first glimpses at its interior. Apple Campus 2 has been in development for more than two years, and is nearing its completion date. We've seen a series of monthly drone videos cataloguing progress at the site, and as of December,...
  • "I was not completely surprised when Trump won" says Rem Koolhaas (World-renowned architect)

    12/05/2016 12:35:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Dezeen ^ | December 5, 2016 | Marcus Fairs
    An obsession with cities has masked profound changes in rural America that helped Donald Trump sweep to victory in the US presidential election, according to architect Rem Koolhaas. "I'm not saying that Trump was inevitable but the scale of upheaval in the centre of America made it very understandable for me that something else was going to happen," the founder of OMA told Dezeen. "I was not completely surprised when Trump won." The Dutch architect also attacked the "complacency" of Silicon Valley firms, who have for years preached the benefits of disruption. "For me, one of the very good things...
  • Trump’s D.C. Hotel: Traditional Architecture at Its Most Elegant

    10/20/2016 10:57:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Spectator (UK) ^ | 17 October 2016 | Erik Root
    hile many in media lament the fact that Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has an occasional vulgar mouth, these shortsighted fifth columnists fail to consider the entire man. There is one aspect of his life that has been decidedly refined, and that is his architectural taste. In fact, >b>Trump is the consummate conservative when it comes to his developments; his is an explicit rejection of what we might find in an authoritarian or totalitarian regimes. The Washington Post, among the many other old media outlets, ran several screeds complaining about the renovations of Donald Trump’s International Hotel, which is the...
  • This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

    For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University's design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly impossible problem. How do you design a home that someone living below the poverty line can afford, but that anyone would want—while also providing a living wage for the local construction team that builds it? In January, after years of building prototypes, the team finished their first pilot project in the real world. Partnering with a commercial developer outside Atlanta, in a tiny community called Serenbe, they built two one-bedroom houses, with materials that cost...
  • New book reveals the world's most incredible loos

    04/12/2016 6:47:39 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 04:52 EST, 12 April 2016 | Caroline McGuire
    A new book by Lonely Planet called Toilets: A Spotter's Guide features pictures of the world's wackiest loos There are more than 100 WCs featured in the book from places like Antarctica, Alaska, Brazil, Finland and Zambia The book says: 'Whatever you prefer to call them toilets are a window into the secret soul of a destination'
  • Dubai Developer Emaar Plans New ‘World’s Tallest’ Tower

    04/11/2016 9:03:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2016 | NICOLAS PARASIE
    DUBAI—Dubai’s flagship developer Emaar Properties on Sunday unveiled plans to construct the world’s tallest tower in the Middle Eastern emirate, set to rise slightly above the Burj Khalifa that currently holds the title. The announcement by Emaar underlines Dubai’s ambition to establish itself as a global investment and tourism hub by often pursuing futuristic megaprojects such as artificial islands off its coast or an indoor ski slope. Emaar aims to deliver the tower, which won't be for residential use but contain an observation deck and possibly a small hotel, before Dubai hosts the World Expo fair in 2020. It will...
  • New Dubai skyscraper to surpass the world's tallest

    04/11/2016 7:16:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 11, 2016 | Soo Kim
    Emaar Properties, the same developers behind the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, has announced plans to build a $1 billion (£710 million) tower in Dubai that will exceed the height of the 828m (2,716 ft) record-holder.
  • Ssssskyscraper: Russian architect designs tower shaped like a cobra with a nightclub in the [tr]

    03/07/2016 6:36:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2016 | Sara Malm
    A Russian architect has designed a skyscraper shaped like a cobra, predicting that his snake-like tower to be built in a prominent Middle Eastern city. The majestic design features a round base to appear like a serpent's body, as well as an open-mouthed head, set to house a terraced 'restaurant or nightclub'. The aptly named 'Asian Cobra Tower' has been designed by Monaco-based architect Vasily Klyukin, from Moscow.
  • Astonishing new church in Russia

    02/13/2016 3:51:33 PM PST · by NYer · 43 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | February 13, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Church architecture reflects the faith of the people who build churches.These days many of the modern Catholic churches I have seen look more like municipal airport buildings than structures to house the most sacred thing humans can undertake, the place where heaven and earth meet.I was recently sent a link to a site about a new church in Moscow. The church was recently completed and consecrated by Patriarch Kirill in December 2015. A Miracle of Liturgical Art: The Church of the Protection of the Mother of God at Yasenevo[…]But most astonishing by far was the project to decorate the interior...
  • Once a 'majestic roundhouse' - architect Sarah Ewbank believes she's solved Stonehenge's...

    01/30/2016 10:32:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    Sarah Ewbank spent the last year researching the ancient monument and applying her architectural background to the site to determine what its purpose and form once might have been. She has concluded, based on the layout of the stones, that they were used as support structures for a massive wooden frame that featured a second story for the site as well as an enormous round roof. Ewbank argues that a roof at the monument would allow for it to have been used throughout the year which, she believes, makes more sense that it simply being a religious site used on...
  • Soaring Steeple and Classical Portico [Saint Martin-in-the-Fields and the American Protestant...

    10/13/2015 7:28:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Institute for Sacred Architecture ^ | 10/2015 | Calder Loth
    London’s Saint Martin-in-the-Fields is famed not only as a great work of architecture, but as the prototype for hundreds of churches throughout the world and especially in the United States. Designed by the Anglo-Palladian architect James Gibbs (1682–1754) and completed in 1726, Saint Martin was one of the first parish churches in England specifically planned to accommodate the Protestant worship style of eighteenth-century Anglicans.1 This is ironic since Gibbs himself was raised and remained a Roman Catholic, albeit discreet in the practice of his faith. Gibbs’s original proposal called for a circular church, inspired by Sir Christopher Wren’s first scheme...
  • The Cult of Le Corbusier

    10/02/2015 7:44:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Quadrant ^ | September 27, 2015 | Anthony Daniels
    French fascism is alive and well, and its current headquarters (as I write this) are not in the offices of the Front National but, appropriately enough, in the ugliest building in the world in the most beautiful capital city in the world, the Centre Pompidou in Paris. It is here that has been held the completely uncritical exhibition to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier, the fascist architect, under the title Le Corbusier, Mesures de l’homme.