New York Times - Architecture

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  1. Robert Venturi, Architect Who Rejected Modernism, Dies at 93

    To the modernist notion of “less is more,” he retorted, “Less is a bore,” arguing for ornament, historical references and even humor in architecture.
  2. The Designers Envisioning a Bold New Kind of Japanese Architecture

    A freethinking firm makes its mark exploring the intersections between public and private, indoors and out, function and form.
  3. The Architects Who Live Wherever They Work

    Zoe Chan Eayrs and Merlin Eayrs inhabit spaces as they renovate them, infusing each room with history and humanity.
  4. Architecture Is No Longer Just a ‘Gentleman’s Profession’

    From New Haven to Senegal and Shanghai, female architects — many running their own firms — are invigorating the design of buildings and cities.
  5. On Shelter Island, a Pool House as Discreet as Its Environs

    Beyond the opulent mansions of the Hamptons, one resident has created an ultraminimalist aerie.
  6. The Man Who Made Wildly Imaginative, Gloriously Disobedient Buildings

    Bruce Goff’s midcentury houses across the Midwest are symbols of both a heartland-born eccentricity and a distinct Modernism. So why has he been forgotten?
  7. Beaux-Arts Beauty Stands the Test of Time in Paris

    The Biennale takes place at the Grand Palais, but that is far from the only emblem of a gilded age to visit in a spectacular city.
  8. ‘Absolute Monstrosity’ or ‘Sad Metaphor’? Either Way, It’s Britain’s Ugliest Building

    An entertainment and retail complex in Manchester, England, took a design magazine’s annual Carbuncle Cup. The judges were harsh; the readers were harsher.
  9. Frank Lloyd Wright House for Sale After Donation Falls Through

    The David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix is listed for almost $13 million after a planned to donate the house was canceled in June.
  10. How Michigan Became the Epicenter of the Modernist Experiment

    A perfect storm of manufacturing money, ample space and robust industry created one of Modernism’s most fertile and important outposts in and around Detroit.

Quote of the day

Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.

~ Harry Seidler, Austrian-born Australian architect