Mecca of modernist architecture now offers tourists chance to stay in its former student quarters.
Congress created the Eisenhower Commission in 1999 to plan and raise money for the memorial.
First major US exhibition of Fuller’s work in 35 years and a testament to his fascinating mix of utopian vision and organic pragmatism.
Like the Empire State Building in NYC, Sears Tower in Chicago, Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, The Shard at London Bridge will become a recognizable symbol of London throughout the world.
Jonathan Glancey interviews Paffard Keatinge-Clay who worked with the greats – Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. via guardian.co.uk [PR]
Takasugi-an ( too-high tea house), a tea house in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Architect: Terunobu Fujimori
Vienna architects Delugan Meissl have completed work on the new Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany. The museum opens January 31, 2009. The museum will house around 80 chronologically-arranged vehicle exhibits and will be routinely replaced by other historical Porsches, as the majority of the exhibits can be driven on the road. The company’s production and […]
Another USA financial crisis casualty. This bit of news not about Joe the plumber. On the contrary, it’s an example of the very wealthy feeling it. Make you feel better? Probably not. Architect Santiago Calatrava is in the news suing the developer of the Chicago Spire. Mary Ellen Podmolik and Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune reporters […]
Paris council has unveiled plans for a 50-story glass pyramid after voting to drop a ban on high-rise buildings. Proposals for the Project Triangle, designed by Swiss architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron who designed the Olympic stadium in Beijing. The tower will have offices, a conference center, 400-bedroom hotel and restaurants and cafes. It […]
The Mies Van Der Rohe’s Farnsworth House sets on five – foot – high risers. On 9/14 it was under water. The Fox River near Chicago has risen two feet above that. The director of the historic site says “It’s gut – wrenching. You have to come to terms with the fact that Mother Nature […]