Latest Articles in Preservation

Bronx River revitalization project over Amtrak tracks

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
image 7 east terrace aerial mockup

Frank Gehry Unveils Master Plan for Philadelphia Museum of Art

Working almost entirely within the landmark museum building's shell, Gehry devises a plan to add 78,000 square feet of new gallery space.
June 26, 2014
designed for living living room shelving japser sofa wool rug

Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
May 27, 2014
Latvian Modernist Architecture

Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia

An exhibition at the Venice Biennale showcases the Baltic state’s unique post-war styles and structures.
May 21, 2014
richard neutra drive in church

Preserved Modernist Gems in the U.S.

From Richard Neutra's drive-in church in Orange County to Louis Kahn's New Jersey bathing pavilion, the winners of Docomomo's Modernism in America Awards—which celebrate the documentation, preservation, and re-use of modern structures in the U.S.—make up the ultimate modernist road trip.
May 13, 2014
Google Street View LA Square

Witness Half a Decade of Urban Change in Google Street View

Last week, Google Maps released a new feature to Street View, making it possible to cycle through archived versions of the 360 panoramas. In addition to hours of amusement, this new form of virtual time travel provides an unprecedented way to explore how quickly a city can change at the street level—buildings are built and razed, streets are reconfigured, and the power of a fresh coat of paint gets a jaunty demonstration. The change is most stark in cities like New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles that have had Street View since its launch in 2007, and have a full six years of maps to parse through. Click through the slideshow to see a selection of these urban transformations; then go forth and discover your own.
May 2, 2014

Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House in Illinois Is Reborn as a Museum

Tours of the Ken and Phyllis Laurent House in Rockford, Wright's only accessible building, start June 7.
April 24, 2014