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Frank Lloyd Wright Was A Great Architect–But He Was Even Better At Branding

How Wright positioned himself as creative genius rivals his revolutionary designs.<p>“Fellow architects have called him everything, from a great poet to an insupportable windbag.” That’s how journalist Mike Wallace began a 1957 televised interview with 88-year-old Frank Lloyd Wright. By the end of the …

Frank Lloyd Wright

“Framework” Will be America's First Wooden Skyscraper

America’s First Wooden Skyscraper<p>A design for the United State’s first wooden skyscraper, called Framework, has been approved for construction in …

Carbon Emissions

MO Residence / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project was guided by important desires of the residents; a contemporary design allied with a …

Living Rooms

Clay house in Mexico City is all about light

Gorgeous<p>Architect Andrés Stebelski can get pretty clever when it comes to light and space. His Carpinos House in Mexico City is no exception. From the street, the house’s main volume seems to levitate above the slope below, lending a lightness to the clay-covered form.<p>"Taking advantage of the …

Cefn Castell / stephenson STUDIO

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site is remote occupying a spectacular panoramic view location overlooking Cardigan Bay. The …

20 Stunning Hand-Drawn Sketches of Iconic 20th-Century Homes

Detailed and compelling drawings hold major power in the profession of architecture. While renderings attempt to produce a realistic version of a project, architectural images and diagrams created using old-fashioned pens and paper retain a tactile, timeless quality. Now more than ever, as …

5 beautifully modern houses and their plans

Even at the best of times, and despite any help you may have from expert architects, the task of building a new house is a daunting one. That's why …

Concrete house offers indoor-outdoor living among fruit trees

Ahh...<p>Indoor-outdoor home designs often feature large glass windows to create that seamless transition. But this home in Israel takes it one step further— the architects lifted the roof off the walls to create an opening in the walls, ensuring that there is no break between the interior and …

Architecture

Around the World In 80 Architecture Offices

From Beijing to Copenhagen, Marc Goodwin is documenting the workspaces of the most famous living architects.<p>Photographs that peer into the places where people work always feel oddly satisfying—they fulfill our voyeuristic curiosity about others’ spaces without having to leave our own. That goes …

Architecture

Walls That Breathe: 7 Buildings Clad in Perforated Bricks

Brick is one of the most traditional and universal building materials in the world. In some ways, a brick home represents the archetypal house, a symbol of protection and stability — the proverbial house that the wolf could not blow down. Many of the following projects incorporate brick because it …

Huge NYC apartment is a nature-filled refuge in the sky

Who says “indoor-outdoor” is only for the West Coast?<p>Some people in New York City would be lucky to afford a new micro apartment of some 300 square feet, but for those with truly deep pockets, an expansive duplex combining multiple apartments is well within the realm of possibility. Just check out …

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Photos: Instagram designed its new office as a blank canvas to spark employees’ creativity

Instagram has given itself a big present for its sixth birthday: a brand new, three-story office.<p>On Oct. 6, the photo app’s 400 employees moved into a new space on Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, campus. Though it didn’t move very far—its old office was also on Facebook’s headquarters—the new …

Employment

What If Urban Sprawl Is the Only Realistic Way to Create Affordable Cities?

Building suburbs makes cities more affordable than building towers, according to research released Wednesday<p>Building sprawling suburbs is better at making cities affordable than building tall towers, according to research released Wednesday. Environmentalists, urban planners and economists are …

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Vacheron Constantin / Bernard Tschumi Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Vacheron Constantin Headquarters and Manufacturing Center, designed and built by Bernard Tschumi …

Vacheron Constantin

What Makes Japanese Architecture so Much Better Than the Rest?

For those in the know when it comes to architecture, it’s no secret that Japan is an absolute design powerhouse. But what is it that makes Japanese …

Architecture

Top 50 Worldwide Interior Design Magazines to Collect

Are you thinking about remodeling any room of your home, but don’t know how or where start this amazing adventure? If so, <b>Interior Design Magazines‘</b> …

How Skyscrapers Have Changed Since September 11th

When two planes crashed into the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, architects knew skyscraper design would never be the same.<p>One of those was Dan Kaplan, a senior partner at the firm FXFOWLE. He watched the South Tower being hit from the roof of his office in Chelsea.<p>He said 9/11 revealed a major flaw …

Skyscrapers

Shipping Container House Breaks The Boundaries Between Indoor And Outdoor

Houses built out of repurposed shipping containers are quite controversial. Some love them and some hate them and there are some valid points on each …

Rhode Island holiday home by Bernheimer Architecture features pyramid-like skylights

<b>A+Awards:</b> the next project in our series on winners from this year's A+Awards organised by US site Architizer is a holiday home for a Brooklyn-based …

Architecture

5 Rules For Designing Great Cities, From Denmark’s Star Urbanist

Danish architect and urbanist Jan Gehl has spent decades making sure cities work for people, not the other way around. Here’s how.<p>The web of pedestrian streets, narrow alleys, and picturesque canals in Venice have lured tourists to the Italian port city for hundreds of years. There’s a near …

Urban Design

SHoP's 32 storey modular prefab Brooklyn tower finally topped off.

These are happy days at Pacific Park in Brooklyn, the complex formerly known as Atlantic Yards, as the building formerly being built by Skanska is …

Skyscrapers

People in glass houses: The best uses of glass in architecture

S-House – Yuusuke Karasawa<p>S-House, by Japanese architect Yuusuke Karasawa, offers a take on the glass house that requires a very outgoing person. …

RIBA International Prize: Nominees unveiled - CNN Style

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See inside NYC's first micro apartment building + transforming furniture for tiny spaces

For decades, suburban Americans raced to create bigger and bigger homes, but with the rapid growth of dense urban areas over the past 20 years, more …

How architecture uses space, light and material to affect your mood

No longer silent, fusty and reserved for solitary study, libraries are now bright and buzzing spaces where people can also engage with their local …

A House With Space For Contemporary Art

Japanese architecture studio APOLLO designed a house that also serves as a private gallery space for the owners’ contemporary art collection.<p>Located …

Minnesota architects share their tips for great home design

Reinventing an older home or building a new one is a huge commitment — and expense. Where do you start?<p>Architects are pros at problem-solving — from …

Architecture

New Renderings Released of Robert A.M. Stern Architects' TriBeCa Condos

Several new renderings have been released of Robert A.M. Stern Architects’ TriBeCa condos at 70 Vestry Street, according to New York YIMBY. Located …

Articles about meticulous renovation turns run down house storage smart gem on Dwell.com - Dwell

Minute details and judiciously applied materials create a refined home in San Francisco.<p>Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.<p>Upside-down houses have been on my mind lately.<p>For a Toronto couple with a love of …

Architecture