Opening Up an Original Eichler Home

Opening Up an Original Eichler Home

Architect John Klopf is hanging ten on a wave of midcentury moderns in California. After graduating with a masters from U.C. Berkeley, he set up his practice in 2001, and renovated and remodeled his first Eichler home in 2002. Since then, his firm has taken on almost 100...

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Richard Avedon’s Portraits of Power

Richard Avedon’s Portraits of Power

Two seminal bodies of photography by one of the great American portraitists of the 1960s and ’70s soon will be on display in Philadelphia. Richard Avedon: Family Affairs will open on April 1 at the National Museum of American Jewish History in that city. The two projects...

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Hypernatural: Brave. New. Designs.

Hypernatural: Brave. New. Designs.

First there was biomimicry; now there’s hypernatural architecture. Artists, architects and students worldwide are beginning to explore the concept of designing with crystals and algae. At the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg in 2012, the BIQ House debuted with...

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At Chicago’s Kids Science Labs: Why?

At Chicago’s Kids Science Labs: Why?

The pivotal question at the Kids Science Labs in Chicago, designed by Woodhouse Tinucci Architects, is simple enough: Why? As in: Why are the walls made of plywood? Why is there no ceiling? Why is it okay to write on the walls – or to throw things at them or even over...

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Jim Marshall’s Iconic 1960s Photos

Jim Marshall’s Iconic 1960s Photos

Jim Marshall’s success as a photographer can be attributed to his insistence on one non-negotiable term from his subjects: Access to everything. “He’d rather not be paid and not eat than not have total access,” says Amelia Davis, his former assistant. A...

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Michael Golden’s Avenue Mosaic Tiles

Michael Golden’s Avenue Mosaic Tiles

Michael Golden is striving to bring mosaics to the masses. At Avenue Mosaic, the RISD grad and alumnus of Hastings Tile (he says he got started with a part-time job that turned into a full-time career there) Golden likes to spot emerging trends, match them, and then produce them...

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Gaetano Pesce at Allouche in SoHo

Gaetano Pesce at Allouche in SoHo

Gaetano Pesce is a 21st-century Renaissance man. It seems inevitable. His mother was from Venice, his father from Florence, and he grew up between the two, eventually attending the University School of Architecture in Venice. As a result, he defines his work in an...

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Mohamad Kanaan’s New Mirror Chairs

Mohamad Kanaan’s New Mirror Chairs

A poem, a chair, a mirror, and a memory. That’s the essence of Mohamad Kanaan’s newest project, called Mirror Chairs The 25-year-old, who studied architecture at the American University of Beirut and earned his MFA from the Art Institute in Chicago, has created three...

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A Sukkah City in Union Square Park

A Sukkah City in Union Square Park

A newly released documentary film by director Jason Hutt examines a one-of-a-kind architecture competition in New York. Sukkah City, to be released March 24 by First Run Features, takes a 67-minute look at an competition to design and build sukkahs, the huts that are part of the...

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Michael Graves, Architect: 1934 -2015

Michael Graves, Architect: 1934 -2015

Some of us have been filling his teakettles with water since the 1980s, while others have been filling his cookie jars with spare change for a decade or more. But it’s Michael Graves’ “Images of a Grand Tour” that fills us, in turn, with true wonder and...

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