3-D Printing Might Recreate the Elgin Marbles of Greece

#3-d-printers, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #athens-greece, #british-museum, #elgin-marbles, #england, #great-britain, #greek-civilization, #museums, #ottoman-empire, #parthenon-greece, #politics-and-government, #restoration-and-renovation, #sculpture

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

‘Downton Shabby’: A Commoner Takes on an English Castle

A Los Angeles actor and producer moved across the pond to restore his crumbling ancestral home. But fixing up a 50,000-square-foot manor isn’t easy.

#downton-abbey-tv-program, #great-britain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hopwood-depree, #middleton-england, #palaces-and-castles, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

‘The Cheech,’ a Game Changer for Chicano Art, Opens in Riverside

As the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture debuts, its founder hopes to inspire a renaissance in a region of California lacking public arts funding.

#almaraz-carlos-1941-89, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #hispanic-americans, #marin-cheech, #museums, #national-museum-of-the-american-latino, #restoration-and-renovation, #riverside-calif, #romero-frank-1941

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

A Restored Painting Recalls the Colosseum’s Christian Past

The restoration of a wall painting depicting an idealized Jerusalem is a reminder that the Roman monument, known best for gladiatorial combat, was a sacred Christian space for centuries.

#christians-and-christianity, #colosseum-rome, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #restoration-and-renovation, #roman-catholic-church, #rome-italy

Rumbling Through Modern Jordan, a Railway From the Past

Once an ambitious project to unite the Middle East, the antique Hejaz Railway is a relic of that bygone dream before wars, borders and more advanced modes of transport rendered its services obsolete.

#abdullah-i-king-of-jordan, #air-conditioning, #amman-jordan, #jordan, #lawrence-of-arabia-movie, #medina-saudi-arabia, #ottoman-empire, #railroads, #restoration-and-renovation, #world-war-i-1914-18

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

Delta’s Terminal C at La Guardia Airport Is Now an Art Destination

With the opening of Delta Air Lines’s new terminal at La Guardia Airport, New York gets a distinctive new collection of public artworks.

#airports, #art, #ghani-mariam-1978, #johnson-rashid-1977, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #nisenbaum-aliza, #overton-virginia, #quevedo-ronny, #restoration-and-renovation, #sculpture, #wilson-fred-1954

An Irish National Treasure Gets Set for a Long-Needed Restoration

The majestic Old Library at Trinity College Dublin, where some of Ireland’s most ancient and valuable books are stored, is a popular tourist attraction.

#books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #dublin-ireland, #libraries-and-librarians, #restoration-and-renovation, #trinity-college-dublin-ireland

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

Seeing de Kooning in a New Light, After a Violent Theft

When “Woman-Ochre” goes on view at the Getty Museum after its conservation, the painting will have a new mystique. But competing interpretations remain.

#art, #de-kooning-willem, #getty-conservation-institute, #getty-j-paul-museum, #restoration-and-renovation, #robberies-and-thefts, #university-of-arizona-museum-of-art, #woman-ochre-exhibit

Formula 1 Roars Into Miami, Where Cars Are Already King

A culture of souped-up cars, luxury cars and collector cars has flourished in Miami for decades. This weekend it will all be on display.

#alfa-romeo-automobiles, #antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #biscayne-bay-fla, #collectors-and-collections, #cuba, #ferrari-spa, #florida, #formula-one, #fort-lauderdale-fla, #havana-cuba, #luxury-goods-and-services, #maserati-spa, #miami-fla, #miami-gardens-fla, #miami-vice-tv-program, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #pitbull-rapper, #pompano-beach-fla, #porsche-ag, #restoration-and-renovation, #willis-dontrelle, #wynwood-miami-fla

Reviving the Renaissance Temples of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

An $11 million project is underway to restore three decaying synagogues and preserve the city’s history of harboring European Jews.

#art, #jews-and-judaism, #museums, #philanthropy, #renaissance-historical-era, #restoration-and-renovation, #synagogues, #venice-italy

Chasing a Mighty Relic of Yesteryear: Union Pacific 4014

A train enthusiast reflects on the grandeur of the world’s largest operating steam locomotive, recently returned to service.

#college-station-tex, #engines, #fort-worth-tex, #photography, #railroads, #restoration-and-renovation, #southern-states-us, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #steel-and-iron, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #union-pacific-corporation, #united-states

This Spanish Village Has More Booksellers Than School Pupils

Urueña, in northwestern Spain, has fought depopulation by reinventing itself as a literary hub. The full-time population is still just 100, but there are 11 shops selling books.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #restoration-and-renovation, #spain, #spanish-language, #uruena, #valladolid-spain

Hudson Felt Too Much Like a City, So It Was Time for a New Upstate Retreat

Anthony D’Argenzio, known for Zio and Sons and This Old Hudson, and his family have a new old house — and it’s not far from their old old house, in Hudson, N.Y.

#home-repairs-and-improvements, #hudson-ny, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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

The Museum Ships and Submarines That Are National Landmarks 

According to the National Park Service, some 120 vessels in the United States are designated as national historic landmarks.

#aircraft-carriers, #albany-ny, #baltimore-md, #camden-nj, #charleston-sc, #fishermans-wharf-san-francisco-calif, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #honolulu-hawaii, #independence-seaport-museum, #manitowoc-wis, #marinersmuseum, #museum-of-science-and-industry-chicago, #museums, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #newport-news-va, #pearl-harbor-hawaii, #restoration-and-renovation, #submarines-and-submersibles, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-navy, #uss-arizona-bb-39-ship, #world-war-ii-1939-45

In This Edwardian Townhouse, the Bathrooms Set the Tone

When renovating their London home, a creative couple sacrificed their guest bedroom for the love of a good soak.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #london-england, #restoration-and-renovation, #springdesign2022

In the German Countryside, a Farmhouse Turned Lush Cultural Retreat

On the grounds of a former agricultural collective an hour north of Berlin, the artist Danh Vo has built a commune for like-minded talents.

#agriculture-and-farming, #art, #brandenburg-germany, #gardens-and-gardening, #germany, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #restoration-and-renovation, #springdesign2022, #tiravanija-rirkrit, #vo-danh

A San Francisco Renovation Inspired by ‘American Gigolo’

When an interior designer and a software engineer set about renovating their new house, they had no idea what it would ultimately involve.

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #san-francisco-calif

How to Create a Home Bar That Will Dazzle Your Guests

All it takes is a tiny space — a niche, a shallow closet or even a cabinet — to make a cocktail bar that’s a thing of beauty. Here’s how.

#cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #design, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

Brunello Cucinelli Keeps Chickens, and Many Books, at His 17th-Century Italian Villa

The fashion designer, a lover of history, philosophy and country life, has made his home in the Umbrian hamlet of Solomeo.

#cucinelli-brunello, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #italy, #restoration-and-renovation, #umbria-italy

Restoring ‘The Godfather’ to Its Original (Still Dark) Glory

Francis Ford Coppola discusses a repaired 50th-anniversary edition of his classic, one that aims to be as vivid — and shadowy — as it was in 1972.

#american-zoetrope, #coppola-francis-ford, #mockoski-james, #movies, #paramount-pictures, #restoration-and-renovation, #the-godfather-movie

It Was Supposed to Be a Spec House. Then the Builder Got Emotionally Involved.

Building a house in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of Philadelphia was a business opportunity — that’s all. But something changed along the way.

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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

Met Museum to Renovate Its Ancient Near East and Cypriot Galleries

Construction for the $40 million project is expected to start next year and finish in 2025.

#art, #cyprus, #hollein-max, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #restoration-and-renovation

In a Reimagined Victorian Schoolhouse, an Artist Finds His Third Act

By moving into a turn-of-the-20th-century building in upstate New York, the ceramist Dan McCarthy learned that he didn’t need the city that had defined him — and his career — after all.

#art, #catskill-ny, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #mccarthy-dan-t, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

For a Modern ‘Brady Bunch,’ a Modernist Family Home in Seattle

When a music industry veteran and a novelist married, they had six children between them. The challenge was creating a place where everyone would be comfortable.

#design, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #seattle-wash

TikTok and Instagram Influencers are Rediscovering Budget D.I.Y.

With enough spray paint, hot glue and successful thrift-store runs, almost any space can look like it belongs on the internet.

#real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

They Broke Up With Two Architects Before Finding the Right One

‘It’s like going through bad relationships,’ said an owner of the 1975 Bay Area home. ‘The house needed an architect who wasn’t so driven by ego.’

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #san-francisco-calif

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

You Can Still Own a Caravaggio, but It Comes With a House (and a Hefty Price)

A much anticipated auction for a $500 million villa in Rome that boasts a Caravaggio ceiling fresco failed to get any offers.

#art, #auctions, #barbieri-giovanni-francesco-guercino, #caravaggio, #italy, #restoration-and-renovation, #rome-italy

Custom 1951 Mercury Sells at Auction for $1.95 Million

The Hirohata Merc, a prime example of the custom car scene that blossomed in midcentury Southern California, notched two records in its sale.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #barris-george-1925-2015, #hirohata-masato-bob-d-1981, #mecum-auctions, #restoration-and-renovation

They Remodeled Before Covid. Here’s What They Regret Now.

The live-work space in Jersey City, N.J., should have been ideal for lockdown. But hindsight born of a pandemic taught them a few things.

#content-type-personal-profile, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

A Flea-Infested Former Convent: How Could They Resist?

The 1926 building owned by the Catholic Church looked as if it hadn’t been updated in decades. One Dallas family was charmed.

#dallas-tex, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

A Custom Mercury, With a Batmobile in Its Family Tree, Heads to Auction

The “Hirohata Merc,” commissioned in 1952 and one of the most famous custom cars of its era, is up for sale for the first time in over 60 years.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #barris-george-1922-2016, #hirohata-masato-bob-d-1981, #mecum-auctions, #mercury-division-of-ford-motor-co, #restoration-and-renovation

Reign of Coney Island’s ‘Mayor’ Ends in a Sideshow by the Sea

Dick Zigun, who spent decades restoring the Brooklyn enclave to its carnivalesque glory, is forced out of the organization he helped create.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #barnum-p-t, #circuses, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #coney-island-mermaid-parade, #coney-island-museum, #coney-island-usa, #restoration-and-renovation, #theater, #zigun-dick-d

How to Design a Home Gym That You’ll Actually Use

As the pandemic rages on, the safest place to work out is at home. Here’s how to create a personal gym you’ll want to spend time in.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

As the Mayor Promised Millions for New Monuments, Old Ones Crumbled

Without dedicated funding for conservation, many of New York City’s public memorials and artworks are decaying from neglect.

#art, #battery-park-city-authority, #bogart-michele-h, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #housing-authority-nyc, #infrastructure-public-works, #mccray-chirlane, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #puryear-martin, #restoration-and-renovation, #riverside-park-manhattan-ny, #riverside-park-conservancy, #sculpture

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

Sardi’s Is Back After 648 Days, Its Fortunes Tied to Broadway

The caricatures are back up. But many shows are canceling performances just as Sardi’s reopens, a hurdle for a restaurant catering to the theater crowd.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #klimavicius-max, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #restoration-and-renovation, #sardi-vincent-sr, #sardis-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #schumacher-thomas, #shubert-organization, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #wankel-robert-e

These Churches Have Been Closed, but Their Artifacts Live On

In a warehouse on Staten Island, the Archdiocese of New York stores altars, statuary and other relics that can be reused in churches around the world.

#altars-and-pews, #archdiocese-of-new-york, #churches-buildings, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #roman-catholic-church, #stained-glass, #staten-island-nyc

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

Money Found by Plumber at Joel Osteen’s Church Is Tied to 2014 Burglary, Police Say

The discovery was revealed when the plumber called into a Houston radio show on Thursday.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #churches-buildings, #crime-stoppers-usa, #houston-tex, #lakewood-church, #osteen-joel, #plumbing, #restoration-and-renovation, #robberies-and-thefts

Restoring a 1788 House in Charleston, S.C., With a Walled Garden

The stately 1788 home in South Carolina had expansive rooms and a walled garden. But it needed a lot of work — and that would take time and money.

#charleston-sc, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

Revitalizing Black Neighborhoods by Preserving Their History

Developers are repurposing deteriorated structures in historically significant areas in an effort to incorporate spaces for the arts, affordable housing and small businesses under one roof.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #atlanta-ga, #black-people, #buildings-structures, #culture-arts, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #memphis-tenn, #oakland-calif, #real-estate-commercial, #restoration-and-renovation, #united-states

In Florida, a Gut Renovation in Shades of Grape

The overwrought moldings in their neo-Classical home had begun to feel stuffy, so they redid the whole thing — with an emphasis on food and wine.

#delray-beach-fla, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation