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FLW in FLA
NPR reports on an often overlooked collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in Florida on the campus of Florida Southern College. Wright designed the master plan for the campus, as well as 18 unique buildings, 12 of which were built. Unfortuately, In the grand tradition of FLW Buildings, the campus buildings are crumbling apart. In fact, they're degrading so quickly that they have been included on the list of the 100 most endangered sites by the World Monument Fund. Phase one of the restoration project will be completed later this month, and the university is hoping to raise the 50 million dollars required to completely restore, and in some cases improve, the remaining Wright structures.
By kim - Thursday, October 11, 2007
Mark Schomisch is my type of designer, because of his love for mixing periods. I love the shock factor of seeing, for example, an antique Louis chair next to a modern lucite table. As Mark puts it - visual tension. "I find myself drawn to beautiful things. Good design. No matter the style or period. That pretty much sums up my approach to interiors. I like the visual tension created by something very modern surrounded by an antique piece (and vice versa)...each one betters the other...draws your eye to what makes them unique".
Chicago: City on the Move
By Lynn Becker - Thursday, October 11, 2007
Thursday evening, October 11th, from 5:30 - 7:30 P.M., marks the opening of Intersections: Views Across Chicago, a new exhibition, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan, of images taken by Chicago Surface Lines staff photographers of the streets and cityscapes through which the company's streetcar routes traveled.
By John - Wednesday, October 10, 2007
This fall semester at NYU saw the opening of Steven Holl's contribution to the campus, an interior renovation of the Department of Philosophy, located on the corner of Mercer Street and Washington Place. Visible from a distance (especially at night) is the design's main feature, the walls of the staircase. Vertical orientation and emphasis seem to be the latest thing for Holl, or at least for urban, academic work.
New green McDonough project breaks ground in Chapel Hill
by Jorge - Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Greenbridge, the latest super-green mixed-use residential project by William McDonough of Cradle to Cradle fame broke ground on Monday in all its sustainable glory. Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the development will offer 98 condos and retail establishments, green roofs, solar panels, rainwater runoff systems, and even a a community learning center to teach sustainable living practices.
By John - Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Biblioteca Jaume Fuster in Barcelona, Spain by Josep Llinás Carmona.