| Mar 29, 2010
The Modernist IBM Building designed by Mies van der Rohe and the Andersonville Commercial Historic District, both in Chicago, have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.
The IBM Building at 330 N. Wabash was...
| Apr 4, 2010
The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony member's eatery favored by architects and artists, featuring a steel staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe and a permanent collection of works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso.
It was no...
| Apr 4, 2010
In Chicago they build things right -- and that goes for dance companies. In January, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago displayed its artistic vitality in Los Angeles with its splendid staging of Frederick Ashton's postwar masterpiece " Cinderella" at the...
| Oct 1, 2010
It's known, locally and in numerous architectural archives, as the "Castle House," but you'd never find it if you went in search of a castle-like structure along New London's waterfront Pequot Avenue.
Instead of an ornate and massive bastion of...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 2:25 PM
Like Cheeto-coated fingers grazing a marshmallowy chair in the family room, the mix of antique and Modernist pieces in this home could have met with disastrous consequences.
But while the owner's Resolve spray cleaner made that child's orange prints melt...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 10:01 AM
WASHINGTON---President Barack Obama led the list of A-listers at Thursday's gala dinner to award the Pritzker Architecture Prize to a Portuguese architect, Eduardo Souto de Moura.
In truth, he and first lady Michelle Obama made but a brief appearance...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 9:29 PM
It is the most glamorous social event of the year in Orange County. It may also be one of the most elegant parties on America's annual event calendar.
Last week's Candlelight Concert to benefit the Segerstrom Center for the Arts celebrated its 25th...
| Dec 22, 2011
Gene R. Summers, an architect and developer who undertook the first major renovation of the historic Biltmore Hotel, reviving interest in downtown Los Angeles and helping to spark its revitalization, has died. He was 83.
Summers, who retired to the...
| Feb 5, 2010
You must be a townie, says author Tracy Kidder in "Home Town," if "you don't shed identities. You accumulate them."
So Pete DiCianni admits he is the product of the "seven-kids, one-bathroom bungalow" on Highland Avenue, the father who campaigns...
| Mar 24, 2007
THE AMERICAN Institute of Architects recently asked a national sample to judge American buildings, monuments and other structures. Each participant in the survey rated some of the 247 buildings nominated by the institute, and the scores were tallied...
| Sep 21, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva When they talk about "shovel-ready'' work for that $787-billion economic stimulus that President Barack Obama signed into law, they aren't talking about the landmark high-rise in Chicago where Obama staged his transition to the White House...
| Sep 23, 2009
| 4:33 AM
When is a house not a home, you might ask? Possibly when everything in it is for sale. The project is the brainchild of the Artigas family--originally from Mexico City--who recently transformed a neoclassical home they own in West Hollywood's historic...