In Provence, a Campus Like No Other

In Provence, a Campus Like No Other

A+A continues its reach back into the archives today, this time with a post from October 2012, covering a small town in the south of France: If an art student can’t find inspiration here, it’s probably just not meant to be. High atop a hill in the tiny town of Lacoste,...

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Redrawing Le Corbusier’s Houses, II

Redrawing Le Corbusier’s Houses, II

Our interview with architect Steven Park, who’s redrawn 130 of Le Corbusier’s houses for a book from Princeton Architectureal Press, continues today: What did you learn about Le Corbusier in the process of doing this book? I learned that his houses for high-profile...

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Redrawing Le Corbusier’s Buildings

Redrawing Le Corbusier’s Buildings

From the A+A archives: Architect Steven Park, who works at Solomon Cordwell Buenz in Chicago, has redrawn 130 of Le Corbusier’s plans, sections and elevations – all contained in “Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses,” from Princeton Architectural Press. We interviewed...

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Drawing All the Buildings in New York

Drawing All the Buildings in New York

Once again, A + A is reaching back into its archives for posts of interest. This one’s from Feb. 25, 2011, and it covers one individual’s ambition to sketch every building in New York: By his own admission, James Gulliver Hancock is something of an obsessive. The...

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Morris Adjmi’s Orchid in the Bahamas

Morris Adjmi’s Orchid in the Bahamas

The site’s located at the corner of a mega-yacht marina on an island in the Bahamas. The design inspiration came from a local flower. And the building itself – home to nine luxury condominiums, some as large as 11,500 square feet – is sheathed in aluminum...

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A New Film: Girl with a Pearl Earring

A New Film: Girl with a Pearl Earring

First of all, she has no eyebrows. But piffle! – the viewer barely notices. The Girl with a Pearl Earring - perhaps Johannes Vermeer’s most famous painting – is so mysterious and enticing that eyebrows hardly matter. It’s the subject of a new film opening...

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In NY, Early Works by Ettore Sottsass

In NY, Early Works by Ettore Sottsass

Marc Benda grew up in Zurich, surrounded by works of decorative art designed by Ettore Sottsass. ” A lot of people in our social circle owned objects made by him,” he says. “His influence as a designer was huge.” Indeed. A native of Austria, Sottsass...

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Timeless New Lighting from MGA&D

Timeless New Lighting from MGA&D

Anyone tuned in to CBS Sunday Morning on May 31 couldn’t possibly have missed seeing the soft-spoken gentleman with his blue-handled, stainless steel teakettle, a red bird perched at the end of its spout. That wasn’t just any teakettle. It was the Alessi Whistling...

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American Architects + Italian Artisans

American Architects + Italian Artisans

It’s been called the intersection of American architecture and Italian manufacturing. Last week in Manhattan, the Italian magazine Interni magazine hosted, in conjunction with Salone de Mobile Milano, a series of talks during Design Week. “Our magazine turned 60 last...

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In Bend, Ore., the Desert Rain House

In Bend, Ore., the Desert Rain House

What started out as a desire to build a LEED-certified home in 2009 quickly evolved into a case study for the Living Building Challenge. Tom Elliott and Barbara Scott have built their home in Bend, Ore. – it was designed by Al Tozer, Jr. – to a rigorous set of...

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