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The Modernist House That’s Fighting for Its Life on Twitter  
9/12/14 Posted 9/12/14

Its neighbors are trying to demolish it, but this modernist house in Raleigh, North Carolina is waging its own war... on Twitter Tweet thy neighbor as you would have her tweet you… unless she’s Gail Wiesner. Oakwood Modern House, the fun loving, Craftsman-style referencing, side-facing-front-door-having dream home of Architect/Owner Louis Cherry and his wife Marsha Gordon, has been fighting a now year-old existential battle with its traditionalist neighbor Gail Wiesner, who&rsq... [more]

20140114002519-20140110155416-ml_museo_de_arte_popular_americano_02_700 What the Folk? MoMA Releases Redesign sans American Folk Art Museum  
1/10/14 Posted 1/10/14

It’s official. The American Folk Art Museum is about to be become folklore. On Wednesday MoMA released its final redesign plans, which, after 6 months of “lengthy and rigorous” analysis, still do not include the 12-year-old folk-art museum that stands between the MoMA mother ship and its condominium tower to the west. The MoMA bought the bronzed museum in 2011 when it ran into financial troubles and most expected the acquisition was in good faith to preserve a flailing but lov... [more]

Japanese architect Toyo Ito wins Pritzker Prize  
3/25/13 Posted 3/25/13

(Excerpt from 'Japanese architect Toyo Ito, 71, wins Pritzker Prize' posted by Christopher Hawthorne on Los Angeles Times on Mar. 17, 2013. Found here,0,2719958.story)   The international prize, which is awarded each year to a living architect for significant achievement includes a $100,000 grant, a formal citation certificate, and since 1987, a bronze medallion. In a return to form for the most prestigious award in architecture, Japan's Toyo Ito has won this year’s Pritzk... [more]

Inland Architect Image Database on Art Institute of Chicago Website  
4/8/11 Posted 4/8/11

(Excerpt from 'Art Institute puts Inland Architect image database online' posted on Chicago Tribune, Apr. 2011. Found on The Digital Collections Database was launched in 2008 and will prove a fascinating and incredible resource for scholars and the public. In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, the Inland Architect and News Record was a giant in its field. The Chicago-based ma... [more]

AIANY Design Awards 2011  
3/4/11 Posted 3/4/11

(Excerpt from 'AIANY announces the 2011 Design Awards posted on AIA New York , Mar. 2011. Found on AIA New York's annual Design Awards Program recognizes outstanding architectural design by New York City architects and for work in New York City. This year’s recipients of the AIA New York Chapter’s Design Awards were announced Tuesday, March 1 at 6pm. The announcement was followed by a discussion of winning projects by... [more]

Architectures' Other Worlds--March 31  
3/29/09 Posted 3/29/09

For those of you interested in architecture/art lectures offered around Pairs, check out the Second Conference of the « Joint English Language Lecture Series » Spring 2009, around the theme « Architectures’ Other Worlds ». Marie-Ange Brayer Director, FRAC Centre (Orléans) Tuesday, 31 March 2009, 18h30 “Towards Machinic Environments : From Radical Architecture to Computational Design” Amphithéâtre 2 des Loges École nationale supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais 14 rue Bonaparte, 750... [more]

Preview of Danel Libeskind's Contemporary Jewish Museum  
3/23/08 Posted 3/23/08

ArtSlant was invited to attend the press preview of the new Contemporary Jewish Museum in the Yerba Buena Center designed by Daniel Libeskind, prior to any installments of the inaugural exhibits. The museum is built out of the 1907 Jessie Street power substation, which powered the city of San Francisco after the earthquake. Drawing inspiration from the concept of energy, Libeskind designed the glass and steel structure that emerges from the historic building from the Hebrew letters "chet" and "... [more]

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