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Raleigh’s Word of the Day: Compatible

Raleigh’s Word of the Day: Compatible

Let’s take a cue from those uber-polite Richmonders in Virginia – and just refer to it as the late unpleasantness, Because the us-versus-them, insider-versus-outlier, traditional-versus-contemporary arguments over architect Louis Cherry’s new home in Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood has created a divisiveness that’s nearly as bitter as the Civil War. And it all seems to turn on [...]

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In Raleigh, N.C., the Saga on Euclid St.

In Raleigh, N.C., the Saga on Euclid St.

Unless you’ve been swathed in media-proof bunting for the past few months, you probably couldn’t miss the unfortunate architectural saga unfolding on Euclid Street in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood neighborhood. Al Roker clucked over it on NBC’s Today show. The Seattle Times duly picked it up for the benefit of West Coast modernists. And architecture critic [...]

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In New York, Six Cathedrals of Culture

Revolutionary German filmaker Wim Wenders no longer wonders about what might be revealed if walls could talk. Instead, he’s answered the question in a series of six new films called “Cathedrals of Culture,” premiering in October at The Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York. And he’s done it with a creative ensemble of [...]

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In Paris, an Auction of Arts and Crafts

In Paris, an Auction of Arts and Crafts

Editor’s note: PIASA was created in Paris in 1996, and stages about 60 sales each year, covering a wide range of modern and contemporary art, furniture, jewelry, photography, and wines and spirits. Its team of 30 includes representatives in Brussels, Nantes, Marseille, Lyon and Angers. A+A recently interviewed Frederic Chambre, head of the auction house, [...]

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Tour Two Wright Homes in California

Tour Two Wright Homes in California

The only thing better would be if Frank Lloyd Wright were on hand to field questions. Two of his homes in central California – the Walker House in Carmel and the Fawcett Residence in Los Banos – will be open for a tour on September 27. “These private homes are two extraordinary ones,” says Fallingwater [...]

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Tom Kundig Revisits 1974 World’s Fair

Tom Kundig Revisits 1974 World’s Fair

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Expo ’74 World’s Fair in Spokane, Wash. To breathe new life into the former site, Olson Kundig Architects, led by architect Tom Kundig, worked with the City of Spokane to create a conceptual design that re-imagines the structures, program and overall park site by updating and expanding its facilities. [...]

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Brent Hull: Building a Timeless House

Brent Hull: Building a Timeless House

Brent Hull has a bone to pick with the builders who foist their oversized McMansions on the American public. “The way houses are built today, whether new construction or renovation, you get shot down this cannon toward something you may not really want,” he says. The author of the new Building a Timeless House in [...]

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In Richmond, an Artists Coloring Book

In Richmond, an Artists Coloring Book

When artist Chuck Scalin – freshly minted with a master’s degree from Pratt Institute – arrived in Virginia to interview for a teaching position at Richmond Professional Institute during the summer of 1968, the school was known as R.P.I. By the time he returned in the fall, R.P.I. had merged with the Medical College Virginia, and [...]

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A Path Through History in New York

A Path Through History in New York

It may be time to eschew a visit to Ellis Island, skip Rockefeller Center and forget about Central Park, says Merrill Hesch of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Or at least complement them with other options from the five boroughs. Tourists and staycationers, she says, might do well to [...]

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Biber: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015

Biber: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015

Biber Architects’ USA Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 draws on some very American antecedents for its food-based design. Which is natural enough, since the pavilion’s a collaboration between the James Beard Foundation and the International Culinary Center, in association with the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy. “The brains in those organizations are driving the [...]

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