Archinect - News 2016-10-22T21:38:23-04:00 Vernacular architectural photographer John Margolies has died Julia Ingalls 2016-06-16T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T13:10:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Margolies, who died on May 26, at 76, was considered the country&rsquo;s foremost photographer of vernacular architecture &mdash; the coffee shops shaped like coffeepots; the gas station shaped like a teapot (the Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah, Wash.); and the motels shaped like all manner of things, from wigwams to zeppelins to railroad cars &mdash; that once stood as proud totems along America&rsquo;s blue highways.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In memoriam, here are a few of Margolies' idiosyncratic finds, many of which were compiled into the 2010 book "John Margolies: Roadside America":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Other architectural photographers who are still doing their signature thing:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer captures the beauty of Beirut's architecture</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B&ecirc;ka &amp; Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer captures the changing face of Shanghai</a></li></ul> A preview of Biber Architects’ USA Pavilion design for Milan Expo 2015 Justine Testado 2014-07-31T20:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:55:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Biber Architects of New York recently announced the groundbreaking of the USA Pavilion, "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet", for the Milan World Expo in 2015. The US pavilion is one of 147 participating countries responding to the expo's theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which addresses global issues regarding food security, access and waste, and the challenging prospect of nutritiously feeding 9 billion people by 2050.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Highlighting America's role in the global food system, the barn-inspired pavilion includes features like a a harvestable vertical farm, food trucks, and a boardwalk.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Nature And Design Meet In Lautner's Modern Homes eric jonathan martin 2011-12-04T22:28:58-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="" width="624" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lautner's homes have appeared in Hollywood movies, but the architect himself wasn't particularly well-known when he died in 1994. Still, in 2011 &mdash; the centennial year of Lautner's birth &mdash; his hometown of Marquette, Mich., has honored him with two exhibitions: one at Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum and one at the Marquette Regional History Center.</p></em><br /><br /><p> John Lautner's homes have been featured in many movies, but few people actually know who the architect was who came up with the designs. His space-age designs &nbsp;were probably a favourite of the cinematic because the designs themselves look like something which might be dreamed up by a set designer on some back lot in Hollywood.</p>