At Penland in Carolina, a New Gallery

At Penland in Carolina, a New Gallery

The Penland School of Crafts, a jewel in the crown of Western North Carolina, now boasts new exhibition space in what was once a 1930s-era dormitory. The renovation is by Chapel Hill architect Dail Dixon, who also designed an addition for the structure. “We asked him to...

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Win this Competition, Collect Royalties

Win this Competition, Collect Royalties

Earlier this week, Walker Zanger announced the Kaza Design Competition, in partnership with Architectural Digest magazine. The competition offers all aspiring and established designers and architects the chance to have their original tile design added to the Kaza collection. The...

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Twenty Years at Horse & Buggy Press

Twenty Years at Horse & Buggy Press

The smallest job Dave Wofford’s designed and printed at Horse & Buggy Press in Durham, N.C. was a 112 page book for a Chapel Hill church and school. That was a print run of just one book. “They wanted a book instead of a wall plaque,” he says of the...

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In Miami, the View from Villa Venetian

In Miami, the View from Villa Venetian

Viewers glancing at the image to the right might mistake that vista off in the distance for Giudecca Island, just a few minutes by private launch from San Marco Square in Venice. But they’d be wrong – about everything except the name. That’s downtown Miami in...

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Casa de las Lomas, a Home with a View

Casa de las Lomas, a Home with a View

The Casa de las Lomas, or House of the Hills, is all about the view. Not of the hills, though. This 8,000 square-foot home, inspired by the stone architecture of Toledo and Andalusia in Spain, looks away from them. And though it’s sited on a hill outside Austin, architect...

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Now: Art and Architecture in Cinema

Now: Art and Architecture in Cinema

They’ve saved the best for last. Tonight, there’s “Monet to Matisse – Painting the Modern Garden.” On Thursday, June 16, there’s “Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders,” about Milan’s 237-year-old opera house. And on Thursday,...

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In Boulder, a Phoenix from the Ashes

In Boulder, a Phoenix from the Ashes

Colorado-based sculptor Jerry Wingren was mounting a show in New York when word came about the forest fire back at his home, twenty minutes west of Boulder. “My whole studio burned down – my tools were gone and my work was gone,” he says. “The fire took...

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In New York, a Synagogue for LGBTQ

In New York, a Synagogue for LGBTQ

Inside a 1927 Cass Gilbert building, once home to furriers in New York’s Garment District, the designers at Architectural Research Office have created a first: A new synagogue for the world’s largest LGBTQ Jewish community – with 800 active families from three...

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Riccardo De Cal Photography: Venice

Riccardo De Cal Photography: Venice

Yesterday, we reviewed JoAnn Locktov’s newest book, Dream of Venice: Architecture. Today we’re presenting an interview, conducted this week via email, with the Italian photographer for the book, Riccardo De Cal, along with a slideshow of his work: How long have you...

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A Dream of Venice in Words + Photos

A Dream of Venice in Words + Photos

JoAnn Locktov’s newest book on Venice is a gem, a vision and a little slice of heaven. Inside Dream of Venice: Architecture are 36 essays by architects and architectural writers (full disclosure: I am one), accompanied by what can only be described as ethereally...

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A Deck of Cards by Spanish Architects

A Deck of Cards by Spanish Architects

Now is not the most opportune time for young, recently graduated architects in Spain. Just ask Pedro Mena and Miguel Raban Mondejar, currently living in Seville. “The profession is difficult right now – in Europe,and Spain specifically,” Mena says. “After...

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A Renewed, Classic Eichler Residence

A Renewed, Classic Eichler Residence

Between the late 1940s and the mid-sixties, Joseph Eichler managed to build more than 11,000 mid-century modern homes in California. Renovating them has become a cottage industry for San Francisco-based Klopf Architecture. “There’s something very minimal and clear...

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At the Getty: Mosaics from the Empire

At the Getty: Mosaics from the Empire

The Romans may not have invented the art of the mosaic – credit for that probably goes to the Greeks – but they certainly found a way to perfect it. “There were workshops set up all around the Mediterranean,” says Alexis Belis, assistant curator at the...

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