Archinect - News 2014-10-31T19:53:19-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98513147/philip-johnson-was-a-nazi-propagandist Philip Johnson Was a Nazi Propagandist Archinect 2014-04-22T21:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:26:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9642eec233e55a9dfbdc2367a5c2927.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Philip Johnson was a terrible, hateful human being. And he wasn't just some casual Nazi sympathizer whispering, "maybe Hitler has some good ideas" in shadowy bars, either. He actively campaigned for Nazi causes in the U.S. and around the world. Johnson visited Germany in the 1930s at the invitation of the government's Propaganda Ministry. He wrote numerous articles for far right publications. He started a fascist organization called the Gray Shirts in the United States...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/81150861/nuremberg-to-spend-70-million-on-re-building-nazi-rally-grounds Nuremberg to spend €70 million on re-building Nazi rally grounds Archinect 2013-09-05T18:50:00-04:00 >2013-09-05T18:51:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18b666d663fd78bb0ab53cca5363a560.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nuremberg plans to spend up to 70 million euro restoring the sprawling complex used by Adolf Hitler for his mass rallies, as debate continues in Germany over what to do with Nazi-era architecture. &ldquo;This is a job of national importance, we cannot take it on alone,&rdquo; said Ulrich Maly, the Social Democrat mayor of the Bavarian city, who added he would ask for federal funds to complete the project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73919639/luxury-flats-planned-for-derelict-nazi-resort Luxury Flats Planned for Derelict Nazi Resort Orhan Ayyüce 2013-05-27T19:08:00-04:00 >2013-05-28T08:29:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yy/yyiu2br8x6ksgpil.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> With so much discussion going on with former Nazi Party relics these days, German developers are trying to revive a valuable real estate, the Nazi built Prora resort complex which served to Hitler's upper ranks. Once it is fixed and put on the market, it will be called "Sea Symphony" with a slogan, "Awakened with a kiss and beautifully renovated."</p> <p> <a href="http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/former-nazi-seaside-resort-attracts-berlin-investors-a-901248.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Der Spiegel</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73841759/hitler-s-classical-architect Hitler's Classical Architect Nam Henderson 2013-05-24T16:43:00-04:00 >2013-06-01T11:01:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsxlag2kj8d3q03u.jpg" width="381" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The unbending axis of architectural apologetics made for Speer is a double one...This defense, of course, is exculpatory only if it fails to make any distinction within the field of this expression or to consider any integral relationship between form and function. The more outr&eacute; defense of Speer insists that he is not simply tarred with modernism&rsquo;s anti-classical brush but that he was an excellent architect, full stop.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the June 10-17, 2013 edition of The Nation, Michael Sorkin asks Why is L&eacute;on Krier defending anew the work of the Third Reich&rsquo;s master builder?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/12578644/talk-about-adaptive-re-use-baltic-style Talk about adaptive re-use: Baltic style Nam Henderson 2011-07-07T21:08:27-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/aok8jzdbupde3v2n.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Prora was designed to accommodate 20,000 people in one go. Hitler was convinced Germany lost World War I because its population lost its nerve. His idea was to create cheap package holidays to wed the nation to Nazism and to shape happy, strong, well-rested new generations capable of winning the next war.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Germany's newest youth hostel offers access to one of the best beaches the Baltic has to offer. Sunseekers are flocking to the place, which is booked out for the summer season and is already receiving bookings for summer 2012. The&nbsp;hostel stands just meters away from one of the best beaches the Baltic Sea has to offer, but is located in a building with a deeply troubled past.&nbsp;The 400-bed hostel, which calls itself "the longest youth hostel in the world," was opened on July 1 in a gigantic former Nazi holiday hotel that stretches for 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) along the coast of the island of R&uuml;gen at the resort of Prora.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-233427-galleryV9-tyqe.jpg"></p>