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Links 1 through 10 of 255 by Peter Cresswell tagged Architecture

Here’s an interesting project I’ve been working on recently—renovation designs for an existing house in Pakuranga—making a ‘full house’ out of one that presently closes itself off to its site, and op...

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder, c. 1563 Oil on panel, 114 cm × 155 cm (45 in × 61 in) The story of the Tower of Babel is a myth “explaining” the break-up of one language into many—and being a Biblic...

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  An interesting idea has produced a very interesting structure to help revitalise downtown L.A.. The idea is to have a “multi-zoned” tower that’s open all hours (just like all downtowns s...

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Kitchens aren’t what they used to be—not that you’d know it from the antiseptic offerings in the trendy magazines and most of the kitchen showrooms.  Kitchen are the place wherein the products ...

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Constructed in 1941, just before war hit the US, this house for chemical engineer Gregor Affleck and his family is an early example of Wright’s Usonian Houses—a series of ingenious low-cost homes for ...

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These “fourteen famous man rooms” were selected by the Art of Manliness blog to show where great men went to collect their thoughts, to do their work --“a study where they would retreat to think, read...

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One the many Usonian Houses Frank Lloyd Wright completed in the last decades of his life, Wright once told apprentice John Howe he “…would have placed the Palmer house at the top of his list.” Not b...

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The Multimedia Room of the JinHua Architecture Park, designed by Erhard An-He Kinzelbach. The glazing doubles as a projection screen. This looks like a promising inside-out idea—an “ergo-topograph...

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Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal, now sadly abandoned while awaiting its relaunch. Talking of curves, as a commenter was a few weeks back, inspired me to think about all the post-war enthusiasm for all t...

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Hans Scharoun talked of “creating with space”—his houses, of which this pre-war 1937 example is an early hint, were irregularly ordered open-planned concoctions centred around a “middle space” that o...

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