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Stillness, Beauty, and Truth: The Basilica of Saint Lawrence
‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. —John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” When you enter the vestibule of ...
August 27, 2019
A Parisian Gem: Saint Germain des Prés
Fourteen centuries have taken its toll on Saint Germain des Prés, the oldest church in Paris. Built in ...
July 24, 2019
Our Need for Beauty: A Look at Architecture
There is a deep human need for beauty, and if you ignore that need in architecture, your buildings ...
July 8, 2019
Natchez, Mississippi: Living History in the Little Easy
In Natchez, Mississippi, it’s fun to play pretend. On one night in the Southern river town, I find ...
March 21, 2019
Curator’s Notes: Architectural Plaster Casts
Helen Valentine, a senior curator at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, shares how and why the ...
March 13, 2019
Researchers Are Turning Windows into Green-Energy Farms with See-Through Solar Panels
Solars panels, while a game-changing feat of engineering, have historically been—depending on your aesthetic preferences—a bit of an ...
March 8, 2019
How Gothic Architecture Lost Its Lofty Image
If you want foreboding old buildings that dark lords and werewolves are bound to frequent, look no further ...
October 23, 2018
Rosario Candela: Architectural Entrepreneur of Elegance
NEW YORK-- Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue in New York City need no introduction, but few may know ...
June 5, 2018
Communism and Culture: Ugly, Sterile Buildings
In the 1920s and '30s, the "intelligentsia" in Europe and the liberal left in the United States became ...
March 7, 2017
The Art of Architecture Celebrated at Eleventh Street Arts
NEW YORK—Since the Renaissance, architecture has been called the mother of all the arts. Traditionally, architects had to master ...
March 6, 2017
The Grand Gateway in Waiting: Envisioning the New-Old Penn Station
NEW YORK—Nostalgia and heartbreak for the original Pennsylvania Station has persisted since it was destroyed over half a ...
February 13, 2017
Penn Station, Old and New, and the Hope for the Ideal Restored
As plans are underway for the current Penn Station to redeem itself, it might be useful to reflect ...
October 7, 2016
Architecture and Design Film Festival Delights
In its eighth annual season, the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) opened the eyes and stimulated the ...
October 5, 2016
James Howard Smith
10 of China’s Strangest Buildings (Video)
The Chinese government placed a ban on weird architecture earlier this year, but by that time a wealth ...
September 30, 2016
A Short History of Tall Buildings: The Making of the Modern Skyscraper
From the legendary Tower of Babel to the iconic Burj Khalifa, humans have always aspired to build to ...
May 10, 2016
This Stunning Modern House Is Built Right in the Trees
Feels like this house was made of harmony and meditative peace.
March 17, 2016
This Barn-Inspired House Is Bringing Forgotten Traditions Into Modern Living
When a young couple from Slovakia became a family of four, they decided to escape the confines of ...
March 13, 2016
Chinese Authorities Issue Directive Against ‘Weird Architecture’
No more giant gold coins, boxer shorts, or bird's nests.
February 22, 2016
An Architect’s Radical New Theory About Stonehenge
"Why would you move 75 large stones just so you could dance around twice a year? If you ...
February 4, 2016
Software Makes 3D Maps of Buildings in Real Time
When Thomas Schöps wants to create a 3D model of a building, he pulls out his tablet computer. ...
January 15, 2016
Defensive Architecture: Designing the Homeless out of Our Cities
The very shape of our cities has started to reflect our hostility toward the homeless, in the form ...
January 1, 2016
The Designers of Tomorrow—An Interview With the CEO of ONG&ONG
Do you know that Nokia is almost 150 years old? [Back] then [they] were a lumbering company!...
October 6, 2015
Is Secret to Roman Concrete in Volcanic Rock?
Scientists have discovered concrete-like rock in a dormant volcano in Italy, and say it may explain why the ...
July 14, 2015
US Carpenter Finds Timber – and Roots – in Bern
“That’s one – that’s one of the buildings!” grins David Bähler, visibly tickled to see the handiwork of ...
June 24, 2015
Book Explores Innovations of Modern Japanese Home Design
Challenged to build homes that create a feeling of light, space and tranquility in some of the world's ...
June 18, 2015
The Associated Press
The Skyscrapers of the Future Will Be Made of Wood
Until recently, the potential for using timber in towers was very limited.
May 23, 2015
The History of Kathmandu Valley, as Told by Its Architecture
Nepal's cultural heritage was a source of great pride for a nation that has long been beset by ...
May 2, 2015
2020 Dems Who Warned About Eating Meat Rally Support at Steak Fry in Iowa
Defiant Hong Kong Protesters Face Off With Police, Denouncing Police’s Power Abuse
Biden Denies Talking to Son About Ukraine Business Dealings
Iran’s Military Leaders Say They Will Leave No Safety Zone for Enemies After US Announces Troop Deployment
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Australian PM Pledges $150 Million to Support NASA’s Mission to Mars
Joe Kennedy Formally Announces His Bid for US Senate
2 Dead, 9 Injured During Packed Night Club Shooting in South Carolina