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A Surge to Support A+A’s Kickstarter

A Surge to Support A+A’s Kickstarter

Today I was pleasantly surprised at a pledge to the A+A Kickstarter campaign, made by Cat Bruvan at Clark Nexsen, with support from architects Jeffrey Lee and Dennis Stallings there. It promises to earn them a pair of limited edition prints, from drawings by Frank Harmon and Laurinda Spear. Laurinda’s is the lead image for [...]

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Incentive: A Print by Alberto Alfonso

Incentive: A Print by Alberto Alfonso

There are a multitude of good reasons to make a pledge to A+A’s Kickstarter campaign before Oct. 31. One is that if it’s successful, A+A’s audience will grow exponentially. Another is that this site will offer opportunities to link your firm to its own page here, then back to your site. And that we’ll feature sections [...]

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Incentive: A Drawing by Frank Harmon

Incentive: A Drawing by Frank Harmon

There are a multitude of good reasons to make a pledge to A+A’s Kickstarter campaign before Oct. 31. One is that if it’s successful, A+A’s audience will grow exponentially. Another is that this site will offer opportunities to link your firm to its own page here, then back to your site. And that we’ll feature sections [...]

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Incentive: A Drawing by Bill Pedersen

Incentive: A Drawing by Bill Pedersen

There are a multitude of good reasons to make a pledge to A+A’s Kickstarter campaign before Oct. 31. One is that if it’s successful, A+A’s audience will grow exponentially. Another is that this site will offer opportunities to link your firm to its own page here, then back to your site. And that we’ll feature [...]

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Houses by Eliel and Eero Saarinen

Houses by Eliel and Eero Saarinen

Jari Jetsonen and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen have a new book out on residences designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen in Finland and the U.S. Princeton Architectural Press kindly arranged an email interview for A+A: Why did you decide to do a book on Saarinen houses? During our work with the Finnish architects’ summerhouses book, (published by [...]

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Havana Modern: 20th Century Styles

Havana Modern: 20th Century Styles

In the first half of the 20th century, Havana served as a huge stage set for some of the great architectural styles. The city was saturated with Cuban and American architects demonstrating their abilities in the language of the Beaux Arts, of Art Nouveau, and of Art Deco, Art Moderne, and Mid-Century Modern. Most of [...]

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In D.C., Restoring a Collegiate Gothic

In D.C., Restoring a Collegiate Gothic

One of the signature buildings on The Catholic University of America’s campus in Washington, D.C. has undergone a sensitive renovation at the hands of SmithGroup. The Tudor Gothic structure, part of a master plan designed in 1914 by Murphy & Olmstead, originally offered student meals in its Great Hall, with dormitories above. Over time, academic [...]

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A+A Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Architects + Artisans (A+A) today launched a crowd-funding campaign through Kickstarter, aimed at transforming the site from blog to community. Almost immediately, it was named a staff pick by the crowd-funding site. “For five years, A+A has been steadfast in its support of the architecture, art and design communities – and thousands now read its [...]

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In Taiwan, A Tower by Richard Meier

In Taiwan, A Tower by Richard Meier

Vivian Lee is a native of Taiwan who left at age seven to be raised in the states. Now she’s returned to Taichung as an architect with Richard Meier & Partners, to design a 41-story condominium tower in that booming city. “Obviously there’s a personal connection, but also there’s a lot happening in Taiwan right [...]

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Views of Beirut and the Mediterranean

Views of Beirut and the Mediterranean

Lebanese architect Ziad Abi Karam has designed a house that perches atop a hill near Beirut – for 360-degree views of the city and the Mediterranean. Moreover, he’s curated the vistas from each of its five floors. “There are small and precise views in the bedrooms, but wide views in the living areas,” he says. [...]

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