Category: Architecture

April 8th Birthday Love: Kisho Kurokawa

Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa (黒川 紀章) was born on April 8th, 1924 in Kanie, Aichi, and was a founding father of the Metabolist movement of architecture. The idea of the 1960’s post-war Metabolist movement was to create megastructures that honored organic and biological growth. One of his most unique designs is the Nakagin Capsule Tower, which houses both …

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George Nelson, Designer of the Architecturally Stunning Nelson Bench

While avoiding a rainstorm, Nelson ducked into the architecture school building to stay dry. While walking through the building he stumbled across an exhibit called “A Cemetery Gateway”. After, unfolded his interest and progression in the field of architecture. During his time as an undergraduate, he was published in press pieces called “Pencil Points” and …

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi Is Building an Impressive Collection

During recent months, the Louvre Abu Dhabi quietly added some impressive pieces to its collection, including a rare Georges de la Tour painting, Girl Blowing on a Braisier (La Fillette au braisier), and Between Darkness and Light (Entre chien et loup) by Marc Chagall, along with 25 other pieces. Another exciting acquisition is a selection …

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Coastal Rainforest Meets Mid-Century in the Edgemont Greenbelt Home

This single family home was designed with to welcome in the sunlit treetops of the North Vancouver, Canada coast, and made with clean lines and decorative touches in line with the mid-century feel that the owners love. Edgemont Greenbelt’s architecture is by Shelter Design and Blackfish Homes, offering generous views of the coastal rainforest surrounding …

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Sinatra in Palm Springs – The Place He Called Home

This month I had the pleasure of visiting Palm Springs, and of watching the recently released documentary on Frank Sinatra’s life in Palm Springs, and I must say that the film paints an accurate portrait of the beautiful desert oasis. One of the narrators of the film describes a Palm Springs neighborhood looking exactly the …

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8 Frank Lloyd Wright Structures Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List

Eight buildings designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright have been nominated to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. If accepted, the structures, titled “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” would sit amongst some of the most notable buildings in the world, including the Taj Mahal, Cologne Cathedral, Himeji Castle, and Sydney …

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Desert Modern Palm Springs: A Coachella Valley Retreat for Architect Lovers

If you’re looking for road trip ideas, then consider taking an architectural tour of some classic Desert Modern landmarks in Palm Springs. The Desert Modern movement was a natural evolution from Mid Century Modern for Californians adapting their housing designs to their desert environment.  Clean lines, low eaves, bright open window spaces, neutral colors, and …

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6 Amazing Places To See In L.A.

Los Angeles is a vacation spot that I frequent often, for one I have close family there and I can’t resist a nice beach, but also because it has some incredible places to see!  Last week I decided to take a tour of some of my very favorite L.A. landmarks and share them here. 1.) Griffith …

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