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Antonin Raymond & George Nakashima: Soul Mates

Antonin Raymond \u0026 George Nakashima: Soul Mates
11 years, 2 months ago Two men, both architects -- one, Antonin Raymond was a Czech who came to America and worked for Frank Lloyd Wright and would become the father of Japanese modernism; and the other, a talented American of Japanese descent from Spokane, Washington, George ... Two men, b

Spanish Modernism: Architecture of Loss and Hope

Spanish Modernism: Architecture of Loss and Hope
11 years, 4 months ago At the farthest western edge of Spain, where it meets the sea and looks to the setting sun over the Atlantic this desolate landscape is formed by the constant wind and waves. It is a harsh land, this tip of Galicia, where the most valued natural resource ... At the far

Charlotte Perriand: A Life of Creation

Charlotte Perriand: A Life of Creation
11 years, 5 months ago Charlotte Perriand lived long enough to see her modern furniture became famous, and command six-figure prices at dealers and auction houses around the world. But more importantly, she knew how to live. Perriand, was one of the most influential furniture ... Charlotte P

Toasting Hans Wegner: Chairs Worth Celebrating!

Toasting Hans Wegner: Chairs Worth Celebrating!
11 years, 6 months ago In 2006, the world's best chair designer, Hans Wegner, will celebrate his 92nd birthday and his 75th year of designing furniture. Wegner epitomizes the best in Danish design - the idea that craftsmanship and modern living are not at odds - and that well- ... In 2006, th

Rendering Reality: Herzog & de Meuron and the Crime of ...

Rendering Reality: Herzog \u0026 de Meuron and the Crime of Ornament
11 years, 6 months ago I've found some buildings that look better in reality than in rendering -- and they are all designed by one firm. The firm is Herzog & de Meuron, the Swiss architects, whose de Young Museum in San Francisco opened recently. What struck me about their ... I've found

Rendering Reality: Hadid, Libeskind, Koolhaas and Winking ...

Rendering Reality: Hadid, Libeskind, Koolhaas and Winking Jesus
11 years, 6 months ago Some architects depend on computer rendering and much of their reputation is built on computer imagery -- but when was the last time you saw a building in real life that looked better than the rendering? In the computer images, buildings are often ... Some architects d

Bradbury Building & Hallidie Building: Architecture One Hit ...

Bradbury Building \u0026 Hallidie Building: Architecture One Hit Wonders
11 years, 7 months ago Architectural One Hit Wonders: George Wyman and Willis Polk each designed a building that is so great, it overshadows their career. Wyman's Bradbury Building (1892) is in Los Angeles and few interior spaces in the world even come close to its magic. He ... Architectur

Eating Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright and Gingerbread ...

Eating Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright and Gingerbread Architecture \u0026 Design
11 years, 7 months ago There hasn't been a house built in the past 70 years that even comes close to the iconic status of Fallingwater. Sure it took a good architect and a great client, but it also took the right cultural climate and publicity machine that understood what ... There hasn't be

John Lautner and Silvertop: Architecture & Design

John Lautner and Silvertop: Architecture \u0026 Design
11 years, 7 months ago Atop the highest peak of the highest hill in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles rests Silvertop -- one of architect John Lautner's most intriguing houses. "Real architecture is everything in life: Free-enduring spaces, heart, soul, spirit ... " ... Atop the hi

So, Brad Pitt Wants to be an Architect?: Architecture & ...

So, Brad Pitt Wants to be an Architect?: Architecture \u0026 Design
11 years, 7 months ago Every few months I hear Brad Pitt talking about his love of architecture, and this week it appears he's in the thick of it. He's been blasted by residents of a British seaside town for a controversial design project he's worked on -- before construction ... Every few m