Archinect - News 2014-04-21T11:58:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/96407909/better-a-small-house-than-a-skyscraper-that-signifies-nothing Better a small house than a skyscraper that signifies nothing Alexander Walter 2014-03-24T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-03-24T13:42:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/718b485bc14f0c66c1337ed713acfc0b.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The White House may be the centre of great power, but it is not in itself that big or that shouty. It&rsquo;s just a nice, white house, rather elegant, with a fine sweeping drive, but utterly dwarfed by the US Treasury next door &ndash; a fact that is, in itself, a bit of a clue to the relative significance of wealth in American society. [...] If the White House gleams simply because of the influence of the man inside it, the rest of the Washington complex is designed to make its case for significance.</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/96173403/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-minimalism-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Minimalism" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-03-21T13:31:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T21:16:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/nch223g53zjkh79a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the brand new board, <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/minimalism/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Minimalism</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n72tc5kcr9xticov.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio/project/desert-city-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert City House</a> in Paradise Valley, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed Inc. Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Bill Timmermann/Matt Winquist</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7s/7sb79p5cwrd45a9t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/jellyfish-house/91673349" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jellyfish House</a> in Marbella, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sv/svfw8mllmasrc8n8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106394/manhattan-triplex/78355431" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattan Triplex</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/1100architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1100 Architect</a>; Photo: Michael Moran/OTTO</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/gg03wrkq6bnrb1t7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/minimalusa/project/brooklyn-loft2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/minimalusa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Minimal USA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/poe95e6plunusc8b.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/halffloors/project/house-halffloors-espinho-portugal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Halffloors</a> in Espinho, Portugal by 1+1 Arquitectos, Lda. (Team member: <a href="http://archinect.com/halffloors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro Brito)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7l/7l1hf0kuj74k64fg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/83267651/notarishuys/83267652" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Notarishuys</a> in Diksmuide, Belgium by <a href="http://archinect.com/GovaertVanhoutte" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Govaert &amp; Vanhoutte Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vq/vqvmk5xkp9nwa56c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65262291/haus-w/73071536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haus W</a> in Frankfurt am Main, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/shaw-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ian Shaw Architekten</a>; Photo: Felix Krumbholz</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbw1sb2ryn8me3o2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/40920362/municipal-auditorium-of-teulada/75242856" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Auditorium</a> of Teulada in Teulada, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40920362/francisco-mangado-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francisco Mang...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95956250/nation-building Nation Building Alexander Walter 2014-03-18T17:15:00-04:00 >2014-03-19T12:17:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63b02d22990224fb27d6bd482816ee68.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York&rsquo;s United Nations Headquarters, completed in 1952, pioneered the global workplace. Now nearing the end of a $2.1 billion makeover, it&rsquo;s again in the vanguard. [...] It might have been easier -- and possibly cheaper -- to tear the whole structure down and start from scratch. However, for an organization for which precedent and symbolism govern every handshake, the historical meaning of the UN&rsquo;s architecture still resonates.</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/94889349/win-paul-t-frankl-s-autobiography-a-chance-to-attend-the-u-s-book-launch-in-l-a Win Paul T. Frankl's autobiography + a chance to attend the U.S. Book Launch in L.A. Justine Testado 2014-03-05T15:00:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:17:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g7/g7oikrlmi1q83t5s.jpg" width="514" height="678" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're having yet another book giveaway! Five Archinectors will win a copy of the <em>Paul T. Frankl Autobiography</em>, published by <a href="http://doppelhouse.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoppelHouse Press</a> and edited by notable design scholar Christopher Long and Aurora McClain from the University of Texas at Austin.</p><p>On top of that, another winner and their guest will be able to attend the exclusive U.S. Book Launch reception happening this Friday, March 7 at the historic Village Green in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles. Hosted by the SoCal chapter of Docomomo/US, Professor Long and Paulette Frankl &mdash; the daughter of Paul T. Frankl&nbsp;&mdash; will feature presentations at this event. <strong>(More info in flyer below.)</strong><br><br><strong>To enter the book drawing and/or the March 7 EVENT drawing, sign up to the Archinect Weekly newsletter, then send us an email to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>, stating if you are interested in the book or the event drawing.</strong></p>#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your ... http://archinect.com/news/article/93020114/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-02-07T14:04:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T22:05:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3beip3a3vhfm469b.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8euaws5iz1uk61s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert City House</a> in Paradise Valley, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed Inc. Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Bill Timmermann/Matt Winquist</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a93joq616iielayo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/40920362/municipal-auditorium-of-teulada/75242856" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Auditorium</a> in Teulada, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40920362/francisco-mangado-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francisco Mangado &amp; Associates</a>; Photo: Juan Rodr&iacute;guez</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6tq8po6s9fuaug1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/hedge-house/77957772" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hedge House</a> in Wijlre, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/35m8wbsvv8g2hiq5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects/project/modular-variations-prototype-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modular Variations - Prototype II</a> in Minneapolis, MN by <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Variable Projects</a> with students of Modular Variations Design Studio, Bachelor of Design in Architecture Program, Spring 2013, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3277911/university-of-minnesota" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Minnesota School of Architecture</a>; Instructor: <a href="http://archinect.com/adammarcus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adam Marcus</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rg8fy61t61ee3twd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31790/ricardo-bofill-taller-de-arquitectura-headquarters/75880140" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Headquarters</a> in Sant Just Desvern, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/ricardo_bofill_taller_arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricar...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85320829/plan-to-raze-five-paul-rudolph-buildings-in-buffalo Plan to Raze Five Paul Rudolph Buildings in Buffalo davvid 2013-10-30T10:55:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T23:02:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awrymvmnja575rzz.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Buffalo Planning Board will be reviewing plans to construct 48 apartments in eight new buildings next week. The complex at 270 Niagara Street sits in the shadow of City Hall. It currently contains 472 units on 9.5 acres and was completed in 1972.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Nov 6, 2013 in Buffalo the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.city-buffalo.com/files/1_2_1/city_departments/SPlanning/Planning/Agendas2013/Meeting1161.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City Planning Board</a> will meet to review plans submitted by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.norstarcompanies.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norstar Development </a>that will&nbsp;demolish five buildings of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rudolph_(architect)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph</a>-designed Shoreline Apartments to make room for eight new residential buildings. The is being described as "Phase 1," and the details of the later phases have not yet been made public.</p> <p> The Shoreline Apartments project was designed by Paul Rudolph and completed in 1974. It was featured in the September 1972 edition of Architectural Record.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81597386/the-architectural-history-of-pepsi-cola-part-1-the-mad-men-years The Architectural History of Pepsi-Cola, Part 1: The 'Mad Men' Years Archinect 2013-09-11T13:58:00-04:00 >2013-09-12T22:09:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8a9f1f07b61a8e56dc2a13b40d44a085.jpg" width="514" height="593" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the Pepsi Headquarters was built in 1960, the 13-story building at the corner of Park Avenue and 59th Street exemplified the International Style in America. Moreover, it pushed the limits of what was technically possible; its nine-feet-high by thirteen-feet-long glass panes were the largest that could be created and only a half-inch thick. To avoid using heavy mullions or frames the glass was cushioned by neoprene glazing strips, allowing an almost completely flush exterior surface.</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/81221626/the-building-after-artforum-talks-with-this-year-s-pritzker-prize-winner-toyo-ito The Building After - Artforum talks with this year's Pritzker Prize winner, Toyo Ito Archinect 2013-09-06T16:52:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:42:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qx/qxnxeuyi1gwfaft7.jpg" width="514" height="518" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our way of life is still based in twentieth-century ideas, specifically a modernist philosophy that assumes we can use science and technology to conquer nature. So we try to isolate ourselves from nature; our cities are completely segregated from the environment. [...] That kind of modernist thinking has reached its limit.</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/81153290/major-exhibition-on-polymath-designer-norman-bel-geddes-to-open-at-mcny Major exhibition on polymath designer Norman Bel Geddes to open at MCNY Justine Testado 2013-09-06T13:38:00-04:00 >2013-09-11T13:00:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/ooscptcuu59p6eml.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The "Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future" exhibition will open at the <a href="http://mcny.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York</a> starting Oct. 16. Presented by MCNY and the <a href="http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin</a>, it will be the first major exhibition to explore the life and multi-faceted career of the man whose futuristic designs shaped the image of modern America during the early half of the 20th century.<br><br> This event is also in promotion through <a href="http://archtober.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>, a festival of architectural and design programs, exhibitions, and activities happening throughout New York City in the month of October.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jki21rnv0lch7kck.jpg" title=""><br><br> Curated by MCNY's Donald Albrecht (Curator of Architecture and Design), the five-part exhibition will begin with Bel Geddes' birth in 1893 and the early stages of his creativity, then delve into his prime decades from the 1920s-1940s, and finally end with his post-war-period works until his death in 1958.</p> <p> Receiving barely any academic training, Bel Geddes created revolutionary theatrical, indus...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81001146/homes-of-tomorrow-radio-program-explores-ern-goldfinger-s-utopia "Homes of Tomorrow" radio program explores Ernö Goldfinger's utopia Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-09-03T21:33:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:50:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwltzat7gs02h51b.jpg" width="514" height="497" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "Homes of Tomorrow", a new radio program from London's "radical alternative" radio station, Resonance 104.4 fm, will explore the atmosphere and legacy of modernist architect Ern&ouml; Goldfinger&rsquo;s utopian visions. Broadcasting Wednesdays at 10pm (BST) through September, the program features discussions with architects, artists, historians and residents of Goldfinger's buildings. Each show will also include site-specific sound-collages, recorded around Goldfinger's four major <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern%C5%91_Goldfinger#Modernist_in_London" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London structures</a>.</p> <p> Visit <a href="http://resonancefm.com/listen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Resonance 104.4 fm</a>&nbsp;to listen from anywhere.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79916111/design-in-film-the-modern-house DESIGN IN FILM: THE MODERN HOUSE Archinect 2013-08-20T14:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-20T15:10:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/baxspxvmx5y1vdww.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Modern homes, both real and fake, as featured in the movies.</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/79797904/indie-doc-coast-modern-tracks-west-coast-modernism Indie doc, Coast Modern, tracks West Coast modernism Archinect 2013-08-19T11:10:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:34:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/pr257gg3ghzf1ymv.jpg" width="514" height="715" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Coast Modern is an independent documentary by directors Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome. Travelling along the Pacific North West coastline from LA to Vancouver, the film showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies. Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, we feel how the light and space of a classic Modernist home can work in collaboration with the natural environment.</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/79797101/los-angeles-s-endangered-modernist-homes Los Angeles’s Endangered Modernist Homes Archinect 2013-08-19T09:02:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:34:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bbd439fbf511cf090b90351c51b80f5.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;An economic downturn is always a good thing for preservation,&rdquo; says Regina O&rsquo;Brien, chairperson of the Modern Committee of the Los Angeles Conservancy. &ldquo;A lot fewer developers are making a lot less money, and therefore they have a lot less motivation to pursue these profit-oriented flips. But the problem is that the opposite is true when the market picks back up.&rdquo;</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/78304624/2013-george-matsumoto-prize-recognizes-modernist-architecture-in-north-carolina 2013 George Matsumoto Prize Recognizes Modernist Architecture in North Carolina Alexander Walter 2013-07-30T17:56:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T20:42:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/ot83wzg0dwsn67bl.jpg" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The educational nonprofit archive North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH, formerly Triangle Modernist Houses) has published the 2013 winners of the George Matsumoto Prize which recognizes excellence in recent single-family Modernist residential design in North Carolina.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>&ldquo;These winners demonstrate to the public that Modernist design can be affordable, efficient, sustainable, and most importantly, a house to love for decades,&rdquo; Smart [</em><em>George Smart, NCMH Executive Director] </em><em>said. &ldquo;We want potential homeowners to realize that, by using an architect or designer, or by buying a Modernist house on the market, they can have a great home for the same budget as an ordinary house.&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75687010/please-save-modernism-from-the-modern Please Save Modernism from the Modern Andrew Davis 2013-06-21T11:02:00-04:00 >2013-06-25T01:32:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61z5fgojp5iokqf8.jpg" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"There are certainly critical voices that doubt the building&rsquo;s value. These begin with that of MoMA itself . . . While others claim the AFAM should be preserved because it&rsquo;s a great Modernist building, and therefore part of the MoMA collection, rather than its campus, no one has unequivocally answered the question of why it is so. The discourse as yet remains one of opinions asserted as imperatives: I love it / I never liked it / it must be saved / tear it down."</p></em><br /><br /><p> David Heymann in his critical article explores the deeper issues at play in the American Folk Art Museum controversy. As he mentions, the stances taken for or against the AFAM are clear, however; too much attention has been paid to the object itself and not to reality that it sits empty as a vestigial cultural space. Whether or not the building will disappear is hardly as interesting as the discussion of why such a cultural icon was ever allowed to fail. Is architecture only as relevant as the people and things that it contains?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72624735/on-the-folk-art-museum-save-modernism-from-the-modern On the Folk Art Museum: Save Modernism from the Modern Places Journal 2013-05-07T13:20:00-04:00 >2013-05-10T16:36:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8z14hnfqwsje1f07.jpg" width="514" height="661" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Modernism worth pursuing &mdash; worth protecting &mdash; is the one where Gregor Samsa wakes up transformed into a large insect, and ends up with an apple embedded in his carapace, which is exactly what the Folk Art Museum is to the Museum of Modern Art, right now, right where it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, David Heymann presents an incisive critique of MoMA's decision to raze the Folk Art Museum building, by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.</p> <p> From a quiet beginning &mdash; "Here is why I think the American Folk Art Museum is a great Modernist building" &mdash; Heymann works his way to a pointed conclusion: "Modernism in the architecture of the Modern is just another sad Historical Revival Style, the very thing Modernism as an ideology set out so intently to destroy."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71569308/buildings-that-lie-about-their-age Buildings That Lie About Their Age Archinect 2013-04-19T20:10:00-04:00 >2013-05-02T23:59:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84cac215669aa79ef71d08645270d6c1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>John Hill&rsquo;s book &ldquo;A Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture&rdquo; is filled with examples of the crazy new forms of the last decade, like Frank Gehry&rsquo;s white wind-filled &ldquo;sail&rdquo; on the West Side Highway in Chelsea. [...] And yet, the United States is in the middle of a great revival of traditional architecture &mdash; Georgian, neo-Classical, Arts and Crafts and so forth &mdash; that is almost absent from Mr. Hill&rsquo;s stimulating and enjoyable work. So, what isn&rsquo;t contemporary about traditional design?</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/71555241/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2013-04-19T17:21:00-04:00 >2013-04-24T11:59:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dlz502r7q8fdju1.jpg" width="514" height="808" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest </a>boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0irirwxmgez5amo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65262291/pavilion-siegen/65271413" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pavilion Siegen</a> in Siegen, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/shaw-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ian Shaw Architekten</a>; Photo: Felix Krumbholz</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/82b7xt2c0fte0fsj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/64737526/secondary-school-braamcamp-freire-pontinha/66561599" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Secondary School, Braamcamp Freire Pontinha</a> in Lisbon, Portugal by <a href="http://archinect.com/cvdb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cvdb arquitectos</a>; Photo: invisiblegentleman.com</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/iooqvalh6nmafwdg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/67594087/otsuka-dofukuten/67594088" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Otsuka-Dofukuten</a> in Kyoto, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/67594087/yusuke-seki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yusuke Seki</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0ama6u3ymfkzt4l.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pespanol/project/phase-i-of-the-center-of-interpretation-of-cave-paintings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center of Interpretation of Cave Paintings</a> in El Cogul, Lleida, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/pespanol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prudenci Espa&ntilde;ol</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c129g4sf1il0ghtn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gorlinarchitects/project/house-in-nova-scotia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Nova Scotia</a>, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/gorlinarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Gorlin Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4duspbktzaq6xmdh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/57933/jindu-sustainable-pavilion/68593088" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jindu Sustainable Pavilion</a> in Hangzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/57933/paul-lukez-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Lukez Architecture</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xndd4s0tiki3sfrr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/45500577/recent-projects/45500580" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Soan Garden</a>, Islamabad, Pakistan by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/45500577/arkam-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arkam &amp; Partners</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ox/oxkgiiowhgv9ndjl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7159/hotel-b-sico/47855442" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel B&aacute;sico</a> in Playa del Carmen, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7159/central-de-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Central de Arquitectura</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dm3rvwx4wx2ic2rt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/braddicksonimages/project/craig-konyk-brooklyn-apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartment</a> in Brooklyn, NY by Craig Konyk; Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/braddicksonimages" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Dickson</a></p> <p> (Cov...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65977795/le-corbusier-s-ecology-what-modern-architecture-teaches-us-about-green-design Le Corbusier's Ecology: What Modern Architecture Teaches Us About Green Design Archinect 2013-01-21T20:02:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:42:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f26457a0034b2bc111eac201ca4eae40.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The modernists were attempting to make architecture for a class of people who were not necessarily privileged to the architectural product... that&rsquo;s very relevant for our times, because once again architecture has drifted to the fringe of being a product for the elite... when the early modernists imagined that we could build light, airy, and dignified environments for working-class, they recognized that there was a limitation on the resources and capital society had available to make the work.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Artinfo talks to Kevin Bone, curator of &ldquo;<a href="http://cooper.edu/events-and-exhibitions/exhibitions/lessons-modernism" target="_blank">Lessons From Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture</a>"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63668175/the-tmh-nowell-s-architecture-movie-series-presents-the-pruitt-igoe-myth The TMH/Nowell's Architecture Movie Series Presents "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth" kimweiss 2012-12-18T13:04:00-05:00 >2012-12-20T14:16:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/mdmjovjzqqwivg1o.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Pruitt-Igoe has lived on symbolically as an icon of failure. Liberals perceive it as exemplifying the government's appalling treatment of the poor. Architectural critics cite it as proof of the failure of high-rise public housing for families with children. One critic even asserted that its destruction signaled the end of the modern style of architecture.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> December 16, 2012 (Raleigh, NC)&nbsp; --<a href="http://www.trianglemodernisthouses.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Triangle Modernist Houses</a>&rsquo; Nowell&rsquo;s Architecture Movie Series continues in January with a special screening of &ldquo;The Pruitt-Igoe Myth&rdquo; on Thursday, January 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the <a href="http://www.carolinacinemas.com/raleigh/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raleigh Grande</a>.</p> <p> Pruitt&ndash;Igoe was a 33-building urban housing project in St. Louis, Missouri, designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the former World Trade Center towers. It was named for Wendell O. Pruitt, an African-American fighter pilot in World War II, and William L. Igoe, former U.S. Congressman. Costing $36 million, 60 percent above the national average for public housing at the time, the design was heralded as a transformative tool for the disadvantaged; the architects and city planners sold the project to the public on the belief that good design would make a hugely positive difference in people&rsquo;s lives.</p> <p> However, living conditions in Pruitt&ndash;Igoe began to decline very soon after completion in 1956. By the late 1960s, the complex was internati...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62324035/historical-homes-that-helped-influence-modernism Historical homes that helped influence modernism Archinect 2012-11-28T12:28:00-05:00 >2012-12-05T15:39:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/9129d49b628781993db0626ad2d2a8a6.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Separated by about four centuries and the Pacific Ocean this pair of houses may seem on paper to have little in common. One was an imperial villa in Kyoto, the other a suburban villa in West Hollywood. One is built on Zen principles for the Japanese emperor, the other was built by a central European architect for himself.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Edwin Heathcote discusses the historical relevance of Rudolph Schindler's Schindler House and Kyoto's Katsura Imperial Villa, and how they helpef influence the modern movement.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59633733/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-10-19T15:15:00-04:00 >2012-11-14T20:34:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2x/2x47bragowfze8vh.jpg" width="514" height="769" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81mfltuly2d92j9a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7159/casa-la-punta/47778473" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa La Punta</a> in Mexico City, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7159/central-de-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Central de Arquitectura</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edbxay2qzy1uguog.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/63480/st-in-a-roadside-stop-in-iceland/53053234" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St&ouml;&eth;in Roadside Stop</a> in Borgarnes, Iceland by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/63480/krads" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KRADS</a> (Photo: Kristinn Magn&uacute;sson)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jw57bgnab70eci77.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/braddicksonimages/project/modern-island-house-dominican-republic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Island House</a> in the Dominican Republic by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/52536716/rangr-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rangr Studio</a> (Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/braddicksonimages" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Dickson</a>)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0q/0qoyz2cfcc7qmfro.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/house-of-san-jo/54430018" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House of San-jo</a> in Gwangju, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a> (Photo: Youngchae Park)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/49t66j4fr96h6hcf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/56158139/azca-experimental-playground/56353066" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AzCA Experimental Playground</a> in South Tucson, AZ by Studio Play, a fifth year studio at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona (posted by team member <a href="http://archinect.com/drewallen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drew Allen</a>)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0r3t6wvnnp9lnin.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/50626791/archohm-studio/50642406" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archohm Studio</a> in New Delhi, India by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/50626791/archohm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archohm</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u32ad846e516o5d0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/14951240/hsu-house-mass-wall/50219942" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HSU House Mass Wall</a> in Danby, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14951240/epiphyte-lab-llc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Epiphyte-Lab LLC</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ka/ka3nuitltbgga6vu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/azl-pension-fund-headquarters/35945302" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AZL Pension Fund Headquarters</a> in Heerlen, the Netherlands by ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54850783/columbus-ind-a-midwestern-mecca-of-architecture Columbus, Ind.: A Midwestern Mecca Of Architecture Archinect 2012-08-06T14:21:00-04:00 >2012-08-09T17:40:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9afa214b9406a62c9824f79cd650b00.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Columbus, Ind., looks like any other small town, with its small shops and restaurants. But what sets this town apart is its architecture.</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/49883433/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-06-01T13:58:00-04:00 >2012-06-04T21:03:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7a7onhor0ipi009.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Concrete</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntblxfo0u70j6qiw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/23143077/residence-at-the-sea/38412503" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence on the Mediterranean Coast</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/23143077/manuel-herrera-ros-estudio-muher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuel Herrera Ros estudio MUHER</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/og9ce3asonh0dw3e.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/35247752/vivanta-whitefield/35248953" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vivanta Hotel</a> in Whitefield, Bangalore, India by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/35247752/wow-architects-warner-wong-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjw898rpepfooy08.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/academy-of-art-architecture/15511454" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Art &amp; Architecture</a> in Maastricht, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10196497/wiel-arets-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tq/tqsom9hrqijb88sy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/44392537/escuela-de-artes-pl-sticas/44393746" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Escuela de Artes Pl&aacute;sticas</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44392537/taller-de-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller de Arquitectura</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8h/8hlys1hrj9uibu5z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/35524200/max-mara-soho/49306114" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Max Mara Soho</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/35524200/fzad-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FZAD Architecture &amp; Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ldem09tvmeb7829m.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106394/naha-city-gallery-apartment-house/38406470" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Naha City Gallery &amp; Apartment House</a> in Okinawa, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106394/1100-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1100 Architect</a> (Photo: Shinito Sato)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/so/sorr7h0cbwy1tyef.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/63480/summerhouse-at-langitangi/40554545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer House at Langitangi</a> in Gr&iacute;msnes, Iceland by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/63480/krads" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KRADS</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6uknbg43kpkvcn23.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3418/al-sia-museum/41972769" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Al&eacute;sia Museum</a> in Alise-Sainte-Reine, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3418/bernard-tschumi-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bernard Tschumi Architects</a> (Photo: Christian Richters)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9q8lsqgxyrudnoc9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/47825376/huludao-beach-exhibit-center/47915656" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Huludao Beach Exhibit Center </a>in Huludao, C...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/49773984/delhi-s-modernist-architecture-in-photographs Delhi's Modernist Architecture in Photographs Archinect 2012-05-31T15:16:00-04:00 >2012-06-02T00:20:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ec/ecd7681869c2161f939c98f0f9a6036a.jpg" width="480" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Veteran photographer Madan Mahatta took shots of some of the prominent buildings that defined the landscape of Delhi from the 1950s to the 1980s, as the city was embracing Modernist architecture. An exhibition of his work is on at the Photoink gallery in New Delhi till June 21, 2012.</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/44158069/unloved-building-in-goshen-n-y-prompts-debate-on-modernism Unloved Building in Goshen, N.Y., Prompts Debate on Modernism Archinect 2012-04-07T11:21:00-04:00 >2012-04-08T16:10:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/104056efa0f413e8f6333e2bba0d8ed9.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Modernist buildings reach middle age, many of the stark structures that once represented the architectural vanguard are showing signs of wear, setting off debates around the country between preservationists, who see them as historic landmarks, and the many people who just see them as eyesores.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Also see this discussion in the forum: <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/40837366/paul-rudolph-threatened-with-demolition-when-i-see-like-this-i-just-want-to-give-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph threatened with demolition: when I see #&amp;*! like this I just want to give up.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43267431/architectural-review-cliff-may-carefree-california-show-at-uc-santa-barbara Architectural review: Cliff May 'Carefree California' show at UC Santa Barbara Alexander Walter 2012-03-30T18:24:00-04:00 >2012-03-31T14:07:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/cee4264438199affb9a5499d2959f84d.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To the extent that modernism in architecture was about clearing the historical decks &mdash; about dramatically and even gleefully breaking with the past &mdash; Cliff May was never cut out to be a modernist. Not an orthodox one, anyway.</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/41649822/tom-kundig-on-the-frey-house-ii Tom Kundig on the Frey House II Archinect 2012-03-16T18:09:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T15:33:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6c0324a306f842b687899e1b27324dc0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Kundig first visited Frey House II about 25 years ago. "The design is a bit strange, but it completely resonated with me," he said. "I'm influenced by architecture that toes the line between rugged and beautiful, that demonstrates how they can be the same thing." He notes that Mr. Frey's simple design nodded to the local vernacular of humble miners' shacks.</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/39226771/modern-tide-midcentury-architecture-on-long-island Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island Archinect 2012-02-24T17:44:00-05:00 >2012-02-25T09:46:03-05:00 <em><p>Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island explores the work of the region&rsquo;s best postwar architects and designers, including Albert Frey, Wallace Harrison, Herbert Beckhard, Frank Lloyd Wright, Horace Gifford, Edward Durrell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Andrew Geller, Philip Johnson, Charles Gwathmey, Barbara and Julian Neski, and others. The film features interviews with architects and historians, as well as friends, families and clients of these influential designers.</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/37955485/eugene-weston-iii-obituary-modernist-architect-dies-at-87 Eugene Weston III obituary: Modernist architect dies at 87 Archinect 2012-02-13T16:25:00-05:00 >2012-02-16T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e6d88d60452a3bfdf22aaa10c8515ca.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Modernist architect Eugene Weston III was in his early 30s when he declared that "the house is the last of the handcrafted objects" in an industrial age... The architect built a number of homes in and around Pasadena but only one in Eagle Rock, in 1953, for Norman Bilderback, then a director of design at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.</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>