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  • Dream home: Modern remake

    Dream home: Modern remake
    In 2003, Mike Dufton purchased a 2,200-square-foot townhome on tranquil Back Creek just outside Annapolis in the community of King James Landing. The end-of-group design featuring a side entrance, along with views of the water just beyond the front yard,...
  • After graduation, street artist Gaia takes flight

    After graduation, street artist Gaia takes flight
    If you want to experience the work of street artist Gaia in its full scruffy glory, see it in the wild. Drive south down North Collington Avenue, past Biddle and Eager and Chase. You will despair of spotting anything fresh in one blighted block after...
  • Chanel's haute couture show borrows from modern architecture

    Chanel's haute couture show borrows from modern architecture
    Chanel's Paris haute couture show Tuesday drew from modern architecture, with much gilding on the lily, Suzy Menkes reported in Vogue. "It's like Baroque meets Le Corbusier," creative director Karl Lagerfeld said, and, indeed, the stated theme was "Le...
  • Chanel recalls Le Corbusier in glittering, snow-white and red collection

    PARIS (Reuters) - Fashion designers and architects are very different animals, but their eye for form and sculpture is the same, which may be why Karl Lagerfeld drew influence from the pioneering architect Le Corbusier for Chanel's Fall/Winter 2014-2015...
  • Beyond the World Cup stadiums, architecture in Brazil returns to glory

    Beyond the World Cup stadiums, architecture in Brazil returns to glory
    Over the last seven years, Brazil undertook a countrywide mega-construction project that sparked discontent among the population and led many of the country's widely admired architects to wrinkle their noses in disgust. The 12 stadiums, built or...
  • Hans Hollein dies at 80; Austrian architect helped lead post-modernism

    Hans Hollein dies at 80; Austrian architect helped lead post-modernism
    In the 1970s, architecture faced an identity crisis. A lacerating critique of modern architecture's overreach, especially in remaking wide swaths of cities, had left the profession's 20th-century heroes — Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe, even...
  • Sustainable housing an evolving term for architects

    Sustainable housing an evolving term for architects
    It's been more than 40 years since architects started embracing green design principles. Spurred by the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s, architects began to think about building homes that were more environmentally friendly. Today, green...
  • Surveying Francesco Vezzoli's shrewd, movie-mad work at MOCA

    Surveying Francesco Vezzoli's shrewd, movie-mad work at MOCA
      A typical video by Francesco Vezzoli is a veritable cavalcade of stars, mostly female — Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Catherine Deneuve, Eva Mendez, Milla Jovovich, Michelle Williams, Lauren Bacall and many more, plus a few men (Helmut Berger,...
  • La Crescenta addition floats a treehouse view above original home

     La Crescenta addition floats a treehouse view above original home
    When Samad Firdosy bought the two-bedroom, one-bath home in La Crescenta in 2005, it was a fairly conventional single-story ranch house — with one difference. The house was nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and bordered in back...
  • Art review: Adam Silverman's 'Clay and Space' is vessel for inquiry

    Art review: Adam Silverman's 'Clay and Space' is vessel for inquiry
    Before he became a potter, setting aside a longtime hobby for full-time engagement, Adam Silverman trained and practiced as an architect. Clay vessels and buildings are significantly different, in myriad obvious ways. But Silverman sometimes collapses the...
  • Review: 'High Rise Stories' edited by Audrey Petty

    Review: 'High Rise Stories' edited by Audrey Petty
    Chicago has a history of obliterating its history. Significant buildings fall to the wrecking ball for parking lots, and entire swaths of the cityscape are bulldozed by economic forces like deindustrialization and gentrification, and political movements...
  • Oscar Niemeyer dies at 104; modernist Brazilian architect

    Oscar Niemeyer, the architect whose soaring buildings form the heart of Brasilia, the instant modernist capital built in the wilds of Brazil in the late 1950s, has died. He was 104. Niemeyer, who had outlived his contemporaries to become the world's...