Big Ben Bongs Will Soon Ring Out Again Across London

Next to the Houses of Parliament, the tower that houses the enormous bell has been undergoing renovation since 2017.

#architecture, #great-britain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #london-england, #palace-of-westminster-london-england, #watches-and-clocks

Redesign Around Notre-Dame to Keep Tourists Moving and Lower Temperatures

Plans call for more trees around the famed Paris cathedral, which is being rebuilt after a devastating 2019 fire, and for a cooling system in front of the building.

#architecture, #churches-buildings, #france, #global-warming, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #landscaping, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #paris-france, #restoration-and-renovation, #seine-river-france

Harry Gesner, Architect of Soaring California Style, Dies at 97

His houses cantilevered from cliffs, straddled canyons and sprung from mountains; they would come to define the Southern California landscape.

#architecture, #california, #deaths-obituaries, #gesner-harry-1925-2022, #malibu-calif

At the U.S. Open, Saving the House That Built Golf

Francis Ouimet, an amateur who improbably won the 1913 U.S. Open at the Country Club, grew up across the street. Now his home will be given back to the game, and the course, that made him famous.

#architecture, #brookline-mass, #country-club-brookline-mass, #francis-ouimet, #golf, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #restoration-and-renovation, #tom-hynes, #united-states-open-golf

New York ‘Architect’ Says He Never Saw Plans for 642 Feet Tall Building

An architect lent his license to a New York City developer to approve buildings he didn’t design, according to an investigation by The New York Times.

#accreditation, #architecture, #board-of-regents-nys, #building-construction, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #marx-development-group, #marx-david-e, #new-york-city, #schiffman-warren-l

A Radical Collective Takes Over One of the World’s Biggest Art Shows

Ruangrupa, an Indonesian group of collaborators, turns social experiences into art. How will they leave their mark on Documenta, which unfolds over 100 days?

#architecture, #art, #documenta-gmbh, #germany, #indonesia, #ruangrupa-art-collective, #sculpture

Get In, We’re Going to Save the Mall

Shopping malls across the country are closing. But the mall was designed for change.

#architecture, #halprin-lawrence, #real-estate-commercial, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #suburbs, #thompson-jane-1927-2016

Things to Do in Paris

Big spaces and boldface names lead a stylish comeback for the City of Light. “We’re looking at a lovely year,” one chef says.

#ando-tadao, #architecture, #arnault-bernard, #art, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bourse-de-commerce-paris-france, #chirac-jacques, #content-type-service, #culture-arts, #ducasse-alain, #fischer-urs, #flavin-dan, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #louvre-museum, #mcgurr-lenny, #musee-dorsay, #museums, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #nouvel-jean, #paris-france, #pigalle-paris-france-retail-store, #ray-man, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

To House Refugees, Lviv Wants to Make Beautiful Buildings That Last

The Ukrainian city’s distinctive architecture has made it a world heritage site. Its architects are trying to balance aesthetics with sustainability as it prepares for a long war.

#affordable-housing, #architecture, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lviv-ukraine, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #world-heritage-sites

A Brooklyn Home Designed With Fun in Mind

To transform his Williamsburg townhouse into a child’s pleasure palace, an architect consulted his own early memories (treehouses were involved).

#aizaki-jun, #architecture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #treehouses, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

On a Remote Mountain, the ‘Sistine Chapel of Socialism’ Awaits Its Fate

An enormous monument to the Communist Party in Bulgaria is now a decrepit ruin. The country is wrestling with how to deal with a symbol of an unwanted and, in many ways, deeply ugly past.

#architecture, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bulgaria, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #restoration-and-renovation, #socialism-theory-and-philosophy

As A.C. Milan and Inter Return to Top, San Siro May Be Coming Down

The soccer teams that share the San Siro, which has hosted two World Cups and four European finals, want to replace it with a more modern arena. Not everyone is ready to see it go.

#architecture, #fans-persons, #inter-milan-soccer-team, #milan-italy, #milan-soccer-team, #populous, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas

Saving Modernism in the Hamptons

Timothy Godbold, an interior designer based in Southampton, became a Hamptons preservationist after learning that so many modernist houses have been torn down.

#architecture, #arsham-daniel, #blake-peter-1932, #chareau-pierre-1883-1950, #design, #geller-andrew-1924-2011, #goldberger-paul, #gwathmey-charles, #hamptons-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #jaffe-norman, #johnson-philip, #motherwell-robert, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #siegel-robert-h-1939

Book Review: “Supertall,” by Stefan Al

Stefan Al’s “Supertall” is a thoughtful inquiry into the new generation of skyscrapers, which are taller and more ubiquitous than their predecessors.

#al-stefan, #architecture, #billionairesrow-manhattan-ny, #buildings-structures, #hong-kong, #london-england, #new-york-city, #singapore, #supertall-how-the-worlds-tallest-buildings-are-reshaping-our-cities-and-our-lives-book, #urban-areas

Piero Lissoni Can’t Stop Reinventing His Milan Apartment

The architect and designer has created a space that celebrates ever-shifting and highly edited juxtapositions.

#architecture, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #italy, #lissoni-piero, #milan-italy, #springdesign2022

Museum of Natural History’s New Science Center Takes Shape

On Monday, the museum unveiled the opening date of its Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation and shared details of what it will contain.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #appelbaum-ralph-associates, #architecture, #futter-ellen-v, #gang-jeanne, #gilder-richard-center-for-science-education-and-innovation, #libraries-and-librarians, #museums, #science-and-technology

In Dubai, the Museum of the Future Conveys a Message

Words of hope, in Arabic calligraphy, were incised into the building’s facade and matched precisely in its interior walls.

#architecture, #computers-and-the-internet, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #maktoum-mohammed-bin-rashid-al, #museums, #steel-and-iron

Anaïs Nin’s Los Angeles Hideaway Still Keeps Her Secrets

Shrouded by the pines of Silver Lake, the erotic writer’s minimalist, midcentury residence is a lasting monument to her life and legacy.

#architecture, #books-and-literature, #design, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lawrence-d-h, #los-angeles-calif, #miller-henry, #nin-anais, #restoration-and-renovation, #springdesign2022, #wright-frank-lloyd, #writing-and-writers

Pritzker Prize Goes to Architect From West Africa

Using indigenous materials and local symbols, Francis Kéré makes buildings that serve the community he came from.

#africa, #architecture, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #burkina-faso, #content-type-personal-profile, #francis-kere, #hyatt-foundation, #pritzker-prize

Lauren Halsey Chosen for Met Roof Installation

The commission, on view from May 17 through Oct. 23, will invite visitors to explore connections to ancient Egyptian symbolism, 1960s utopian architecture and more.

#architecture, #art, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #halsey-lauren-artist, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums

Met Museum Names a Mexico City Architect to Lead a New Major Project

Frida Escobedo, and not David Chipperfield, will design the Modern and contemporary wing.

#architecture, #content-type-personal-profile, #escobedo-frida, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #mexico-city-mexico, #museums

When Architects Made Worlds

MoMA explores an era of sweeping change, when South Asian architects — pioneering women, among them — redefined the postcolonial era and helped construct new nation states.

#architecture, #art, #de-silva-minnette, #doshi-balkrishna, #gandhi-mohandas-k, #india, #lari-yasmeen, #le-corbusier, #museum-of-modern-art, #pakistan, #south-asia, #the-project-of-independence-architectures-of-decolonization-in-south-asia-1947-1985-exhibit

A Classic Parisian Apartment Filled With Modern Design

By placing contemporary pieces amid original features, the architect Sophie Dries has created a space that privileges experimentation.

#architecture, #design, #dries-sophie, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #leschelier-marc, #paris-france, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sculpture

In Mexico, Ornately Painted Churches Enshrine Years of Indigenous Resilience

As Michoacán’s centuries-old chapels undergo restorations, the buildings raise new questions about how architectural conservation should work — and whom such projects are really for.

#architecture, #art, #churches-buildings, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #michoacan-mexico, #restoration-and-renovation

In ‘The Girl Before,’ Minimalism Offers a Dangerous Sanctuary

The new HBO limited series is centered on a futuristic London home with an architect, played by David Oyelowo, who also wants to design his tenants’ lives.

#actors-and-actresses, #architecture, #delaney-j-p-author, #mbatha-raw-gugu, #oyelowo-david, #television, #the-girl-before-book, #the-girl-before-tv-program

The Art World’s Amazing Spider Man

Tomás Saraceno’s creations, including those on view at a new exhibition at the Shed, lie at the intersection of sculpture, ecology and futuristic experimentation.

#architecture, #art, #berlin-germany, #content-type-personal-profile, #saraceno-tomas, #sculpture, #shed-manhattan-ny, #spiders

Why Does the Demolition of a Marcel Breuer House Matter?

The Geller house embodied the optimistic, now-vanished values of postwar suburbia: technological progress and a lifestyle built around children’s needs.

#architecture, #breuer-marcel, #demolition, #docomomo-us, #geller-house, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #long-island-ny, #museum-of-modern-art

Despite the Dire Housing Picture, the South Bronx Sees a Way Forward.

In the South Bronx, developers found ways to build an array of sleek, affordable apartments in two subsidized housing developments. Is this a way forward?

#affordable-housing, #architecture, #bronx-nyc, #department-of-housing-preservation-and-development-nyc, #public-and-subsidized-housing

Eyesore or Monument? Preservationists Fight to Save a Grain Elevator in Buffalo

The current owner of the Great Northern has been pushing to demolish the building — possibly the last grain elevator of its type in the world.

#archer-daniels-midland-co, #architecture, #buffalo-ny, #demolition, #elevators-and-escalators, #factories-and-manufacturing, #grain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #restoration-and-renovation

What Designers Have Been Doing at Home During the Pandemic

Here’s what it looks like when the professionals take on D.I.Y. projects. (Don’t feel bad if they put yours to shame.)

#architecture, #design, #do-it-yourself, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

Ricardo Bofill, Architect of Otherworldly Buildings, Dies at 82

His structures were so bold, they were the backdrops for TV shows and films, including “Westworld” and a “Hunger Games” movie. But they were also socially aware.

#architecture, #barcelona-spain, #bofill-ricardo, #deaths-obituaries, #goldberger-paul, #westworld-tv-program

Boldface Names Give Los Angeles a New Cultural Center

An OMA-designed pavilion at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple was helped along by Eli Broad. It houses Wallis Annenberg’s GenSpace, a center for older people.

#annenberg-foundation, #annenberg-wallis, #architecture, #broad-eli, #content-type-personal-profile, #elderly, #genspace-los-angeles-calif, #irmas-audrey-pavillion-los-angeles-calif, #koolhaas-rem, #leder-steven-z, #los-angeles-calif, #oma-office-for-metropolitan-architecture, #philanthropy, #shigematsu-shohei, #synagogues, #wilshire-boulevard-temple-los-angeles-calif

Venice to Replace Glass on Santiago Calatrava’s Slippery Bridge

The city will replace the glass on Santiago Calatrava’s footbridge across the Grand Canal with stone after too many pedestrians fell.

#architecture, #bridges-and-tunnels, #calatrava-santiago, #italy, #venice-italy

A Spanish Mystery: Is a ‘Masked Restorer’ to Blame for a Church’s Botched Repair?

Yet another imprudent fix in a land plagued by vigilante handymen led to angry calls to find the culprit — and to a soul-searching question: Does Spain just have too much history in need of upkeep?

#architecture, #churches-buildings, #gimenez-cecilia, #spain, #vandalism

A Story of Love and Obsession

At home with James Fenton, the English poet, journalist and critic, and Darryl Pinckney, the African American novelist and playwright, in their obsessively, deliriously embellished house in Harlem.

#amis-martin, #architecture, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #fenton-james, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #new-york-review-of-books, #pinckney-darryl, #poetry-and-poets

From a Burger King to a Concert Hall, With Help From Frank Gehry

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s ambitious new home for its youth orchestra is the latest sign of the changing fortunes of Inglewood.

#acoustics, #architecture, #beckmen-judith-and-thomas-l-yola-center, #california, #classical-music, #disney-walt-concert-hall, #dudamel-gustavo, #el-sistema, #gehry-frank, #inglewood-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-philharmonic, #restoration-and-renovation, #smith-chad-music-executive, #stadiums-and-arenas

Architects Are the Latest White-Collar Workers Drawn to Unions

Saying they are overworked and underpaid, architects at a prominent New York firm want to unionize. Others could follow.

#american-institute-of-architects, #architecture, #international-assn-of-machinists, #labor-and-jobs, #manhattan-nyc, #organized-labor, #overtime, #paid-time-off, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shop-architects, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

Alexander Garvin, Visionary City Planner, Is Dead at 80

Architect, author, Yale academic and City Hall official, he directed the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site and helped plan a New York City Olympics.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #atlanta-beltline-atlanta-ga, #deaths-obituaries, #garvin-alexander, #lower-manhattan-development-corp, #new-york-city, #urban-areas, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny, #yale-university

Richard Rogers, Architect Behind Landmark Pompidou Center, Dies at 88

A Pritzker Prize winner, he altered the skylines of Paris and London with colorful and striking designs that turned architecture not just inside out but also on its head.

#architecture, #deaths-obituaries, #england, #lloyds-of-london, #pompidou-center, #pritzker-prize, #rogers-richard

The Architect Who Invited Her Mother to Be Her Next-Door Neighbor

Jess Hinshaw and Kathy Lewis live in a pair of adjoining Brooklyn brownstones that reflect both their individual tastes and their strong familial bond.

#architecture, #brooklyn-nyc, #hinshaw-jess, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

A Savannah Home Melds Georgian Architecture With ’60s Flair

More than 50 years after their completion, the interiors of one couple’s august house remain a riot of century-clashing design.

#architecture, #design, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #holiday-issue-2021, #restoration-and-renovation, #savannah-ga, #van-dusen-ellen

Bethan Laura Wood’s Fantastical London Home

Bethan Laura Wood has made her name dreaming up transportive rainbow-hued furniture and housewares. Her own London home is just as fantastical.

#architecture, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #furniture, #handicrafts, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #london-england, #textiles, #wood-bethan-laura

Discovering a Secret Wonderland of Architecture in Dallas

A new generation of architects is arguing that postmodern cityscapes deserve re-evaluation.

#architecture, #berlin-germany, #buildings-structures, #dallas-tex, #mies-van-der-rohe-ludwig, #tempelhof-airport-berlin-germany, #venturi-robert

Joaquina Kalukango and Amanda Williams on Creative Freedom

The ‘Slave Play’ actress and the Chicago-based artist discuss generational gaps, success and the art that brought them each acclaim.

#actors-and-actresses, #architecture, #art, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #creativity, #discrimination, #holiday-issue-2021, #kalukango-joaquina, #race-and-ethnicity, #slave-play-play, #theater, #williams-amanda-1974

Why Shouldn’t Housing for the Homeless Be Beautiful?

An exhibition highlights creative solutions by architects around the world to the problem of homelessness.

#architecture, #building-construction, #homeless-persons, #museums, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #technical-university-of-munich

Nick Relph Stalks Delirious, Unfinished New York as It Rises

Nick Relph’s new book, “Eclipse Body & Soul Syntax,” collects years of digital street scans of New York City construction posters, an eerie portrait of a supersizing metropolis.

#architecture, #art, #books-and-literature, #building-construction, #content-type-personal-profile, #eclipse-bodysoul-syntax-book, #new-york-city, #posters, #relph-nick

Living on the Edge, Literally: Homes Perched on Cliffs

It takes some creative engineering — and a bit of daredevil spirit — to build a house that is truly waterside.

#architecture, #beirut-lebanon, #engineering-and-engineers, #greece, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rock-and-stone, #spain

Overlooked No More: Louise Blanchard Bethune, Who Changed the Face of Buffalo

She is widely considered to have been the first American woman to become a certified architect, and she left her stamp throughout western New York and in New England.

#architecture, #bethune-louise-blanchard-1856-1913, #biographical-information, #buffalo-ny, #building-construction, #women-and-girls

After a Billionaire Designed a Dorm, an Architect Resigned in Protest

Charles Munger, Warren Buffett’s business partner, said the windowless rooms of an 11-story tower he conceived for the University of California, Santa Barbara, were “cheerful.”

#architecture, #berkshire-hathaway-inc, #colleges-and-universities, #dormitories, #mcfadden-dennis-j, #munger-charles-t, #santa-barbara-calif, #university-of-california-santa-barbara

How the Memphis Design Movement Made a Comeback

Why the 1980s design phenomenon, named for a Bob Dylan song and an ancient Egyptian city, still appeals to every generation.

#architecture, #design, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #memphis-group, #sottsass-ettore-jr