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Plan to Repurpose Orange County Government Center, A Brutalist Masterpiece

Paul Rudolph's Brutalist masterpiece, the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, New York, has faced an uncertain future after closing in 2011 due to storm damage. To protect the structure from demolition, one proposal by Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman suggests converting the concrete gem, built in 1967, into a dynamic arts hub for the Hudson Valley area.
December 11, 2014
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Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New

From renovations of centuries-old structures to new constructions that respond to local vernacular, these houses in Italy combine history with modern sensibility.
November 21, 2014
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A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber

The chamber, originally a gift of Norway, is revived as part of a $2.1 billion overhaul of the U.N. complex.
October 22, 2014
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Iconic Midcentury Bank Repurposed in Palm Springs

E. Stewart Williams’s Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan building from 1961 gains new life as the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.
September 30, 2014
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The Getty Foundation's Modern Architecture Conservation Initiative

The institution establishes a program to update iconic buildings around the world.
September 18, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright Spring House in Tallahassee

Frank Lloyd Wright's Endangered Spring House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House in Tallahassee, Florida, was commissioned by George and Clifton Lewis, who sought a comfortable house for their large family that fit within their modest budget. Completed in 1954, the home features an unusual "hemicycle" form—a shape that the designer briefly experimented with at the end of his career. Now, a fundraising campaign aims to acquire, restore, and open the house to the public.
September 17, 2014
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Forging a New Path for the Waterways of New York City

With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team sets out to revitalize New York City’s waterways.
September 10, 2014
Rachel Minnery, the founding and former regional program manager for Architecture for Humanity’s Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction program

Resilient Building in the Post-Sandy Era

Architect and design activist Rachel Minnery talks to Dwell about Hurricane Sandy reconstruction and preparing for climate change.
July 2, 2014
The new Estadio Nacional de Brasilia soccer stadium, a net-zero energy project

7 Green and Repurposed Sports Stadiums

Creative reuse projects and green proposals give stadiums a longer life.
July 1, 2014
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