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In Greensboro, a Park by OJB, Harmon

In Greensboro, a Park by OJB, Harmon

Little Greensboro, N.C. is about to get a great big park designed by a powerhouse team of architects and landscape architects. Ground was broken last week on the Carolyn & Maurice LeBauer Park downtown, its landscape designed by the Office of James Burnett (OJB), with pavilions from Frank Harmon Architect PA. OJB is responsible for [...]

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Nic Lehoux and the Aspen Art Museum

Nic Lehoux and the Aspen Art Museum

Photographer Nic Lehoux estimates he’s shot about 1,000 buildings in his career. His newest is the Aspen Art Museum, designed by Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban Architects. It’s 33,000 square feet, chock-full of gallery space, and wrapped in woven wood. Which makes it all about natural light – and its fantastic location. “It’s a box [...]

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At Auction: Lichtenstein, Bruce Conner

At Auction: Lichtenstein, Bruce Conner

Chances are, if you were hip enough to play San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom in the 1960s – like the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service or Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers did – your backdrop was a wall of moving, protoplasmic, psychedelic art. And more than likely, Bruce Conner was its creator “He certainly [...]

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A Pair of Aces for Downtown Raleigh

A Pair of Aces for Downtown Raleigh

Rather than wait for a client to beat a path to their door, the enterprising owners at Raleigh Architecture Company, one of the city’s newest firms, built a better mousetrap. Actually, they built two – side by side. Downtown, on infill lots. “We played developer, contractor, architect, and owner on these,” says firm co-owner Robby [...]

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in situ studio and a house named Fred

in situ studio and a house named Fred

A ten-acre site adjacent to Duke Forest in Durham, N.C. shed light on the new home’s orientation. A couple’s diverging schedules drove its design. And a long-gone feline inspired its name. in situ studio in Raleigh – just 18-months old in 2012 when the clients reached out to architects Matthew Griffith and Erin Sterling Lewis [...]

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A Moveable Feast of Decorative Arts

A Moveable Feast of Decorative Arts

So what do you do if you’re a New York gallerist, after you’ve closed up shop in Soho and Chelsea? If you’re Sara Meltzer, you partner up with architect and interior designer Suchi Reddy. You form a joint venture called weR2. And you buy yourself a 31-foot Airstream trailer, circa 1978. Then you call on [...]

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Hyper-Realism at Southport Gallery

Hyper-Realism at Southport Gallery

A new book by hyper-realist artist Robert Jackson has inspired a gallery show of work by eight the nation’s leading artists in that genre. “Not So Still Life” opens at Southport Gallery in Southport, Conn. on Friday, Nov. 14. “What’s fun about mounting a show like this is that they’re real crowd-pleasers, with meticulous technique [...]

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Sculptural Furniture from Ingrid Donat

Sculptural Furniture from Ingrid Donat

From Nov. 13-17, Carpenters Workshop will feature work by French artist Ingrid Donat at The Salon: Art + Design, in New York. Her bronze sculpted furniture is influenced by tribal tattooing and the work of Gustav Klimt and Armand-Albert Rateau. A+A interviewed a representative of the Workshop via email today: How many pieces will be [...]

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Sara Baldwin’s Gilt by Association

Sara Baldwin’s Gilt by Association

Sara Baldwin takes her cues from the best of the best. Like Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia, that sixth-century Greek Orthodox basilica-turned-mosque-turned-museum. “It’s is my favorite building in the world,” says the owner of New Ravenna Mosaics. “I took a thousand pictures of it, and hundreds of its worn floors – just of the tile and the [...]

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Dream of Venice: Alive and Mysterious

Dream of Venice: Alive and Mysterious

If Venice is a dream state, then a new book about the city built on a lagoon is its vivid interpretation. At its heart, Dream of Venice is a book of visions. Some are reverential images captured by Charles Christopher, a copywriter-turned-photographer who spent two weeks there in 2011. Others are prose poetry from the [...]

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