In Raleigh, N.C., a Saga on Euclid Street

In Raleigh, N.C., a Saga on Euclid Street

Unless you’ve been swathed in media-proof bunting for the past few months, you probably couldn’t miss the unfortunate architectural saga unfolding on Euclid Street in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood neighborhood. Al Roker clucked over it on NBC’s Today show. The Seattle Times...

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In New York, Six Cathedrals of Culture

In New York, Six Cathedrals of Culture

Revolutionary German filmaker Wim Wenders no longer wonders about what might be revealed if walls could talk. Instead, he’s answered the question in a series of six new films called “Cathedrals of Culture,” premiering in October at The Architecture and Design Film...

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In Paris, an Auction of Arts and Crafts

In Paris, an Auction of Arts and Crafts

Editor’s note: PIASA was created in Paris in 1996, and stages about 60 sales each year, covering a wide range of modern and contemporary art, furniture, jewelry, photography, and wines and spirits. Its team of 30 includes representatives in Brussels, Nantes, Marseille,...

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Tour Two Wright Homes in California

Tour Two Wright Homes in California

The only thing better would be if Frank Lloyd Wright were on hand to field questions. Two of his homes in central California – the Walker House in Carmel and the Fawcett Residence in Los Banos – will be open for a tour on September 27. “These private homes are two...

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Tom Kundig Revisits 1974 World’s Fair

Tom Kundig Revisits 1974 World’s Fair

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Expo ’74 World’s Fair in Spokane, Wash. To breathe new life into the former site, Olson Kundig Architects, led by architect Tom Kundig, worked with the City of Spokane to create a conceptual design that re-imagines the structures, program...

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Brent Hull: Building a Timeless House

Brent Hull: Building a Timeless House

Brent Hull has a bone to pick with the builders who foist their oversized McMansions on the American public. “The way houses are built today, whether new construction or renovation, you get shot down this cannon toward something you may not really want,” he says. The author...

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In Richmond, an Artists Coloring Book

In Richmond, an Artists Coloring Book

When artist Chuck Scalin – freshly minted with a master’s degree from Pratt Institute – arrived in Virginia to interview for a teaching position at Richmond Professional Institute during the summer of 1968, the school was known as R.P.I. By the time he returned in the...

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A Path Through History in New York

A Path Through History in New York

It may be time to eschew a visit to Ellis Island, skip Rockefeller Center and forget about Central Park, says Merrill Hesch of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Or at least complement them with other options from the five boroughs....

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Biber: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015

Biber: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015

Biber Architects’ USA Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 draws on some very American antecedents for its food-based design. Which is natural enough, since the pavilion’s a collaboration between the James Beard Foundation and the International Culinary Center, in association with...

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Charley McDowell on Richard Nixon

Charley McDowell on Richard Nixon

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency of the United States. To commemorate this event, A+A is running a passage from a column by the great Charley McDowell, which originally ran in the Richmond Times-Dispatch just hours before...

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Imploded Sculptures on Park Avenue

Imploded Sculptures on Park Avenue

Seven stainless steel sculptures by Amsterdam-based German artist Ewerdt Hilgemann landed last week on New York’s Park Avenue. Entitled “Moments in a Stream,” the installation parades along the avenue in seven locations, from 52nd to 67th Streets, with large-scale...

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From Atlanta, a Kitchen by Kelly Kole

From Atlanta, a Kitchen by Kelly Kole

Kelly Kole, the Atlanta interior designer, was pleasantly surprised to get a call from Brizo Faucets not long ago. “They said: ‘Here’s the deal – we’ve got a new launch, and we want you to design a kitchen.’” The high-end faucet company was asking her to design a...

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A Rock-Star Kitchen from Tyler Wisler

A Rock-Star Kitchen from Tyler Wisler

The assignment for Tyler Wisler, a self-described “kick-ass interior designer,” was simple enough: Take Brizo’s newest pull-down faucet and design a kitchen environment around it. “They said: ‘Take your inspiration and go with it,’” he says. “’Give us your wish...

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