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6 Iconic Modernist Residences

What's it like to live inside an iconic house-museum? These impeccably-preserved residences highlight the work of six great modernist architects from the 20th century.
July 17, 2013
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7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco

Rounding up a few remarkable renovation and preservation architecture projects in the Bay Area, courtesy of SPUR and San Francisco Architectural Heritage.
July 15, 2013
gans turin residence living room

Get This Room: Romantic Modern Design

We rounded up the essentials in this moody San Francisco living room so you can recreate the look in your home.
May 16, 2013
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Celebrating 100 Years of Grand Central Station

In celebration of Grand Central's one-hundredth anniversary this month, W. W. Norton has reissued the incredible photographic tribute Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives, by John Belle and Maxinne R. Leighton.  
February 1, 2013
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House Keeper

Today the Iconic Houses website, a new resource for travelers and fans of 20th-century houses, goes live. With its handy map interface, the site identifies dozens of iconic Modernist houses around the world, most of them open to visitors and some even accommodating overnight guests. An app for the iPhone and iPad is also in the works.
November 5, 2012
Sandy Koufax pitching at Dodger Stadium in 1964

The Artful Dodger

In 50 years, more than 176 million fans have entered the turnstiles at Dodger Stadium, the mid-century modern ballpark nestled in Los Angeles’s Chavez Ravine. Taking a page from stat-happy baseball, we run the numbers on the past five decades of this architectural and sporting icon.
October 1, 2012
Modern railroad depot with wooden cathedral ceilings

Restoration Station

A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.
September 28, 2012
Modern wood-frame home clad in vertical cedar siding

Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding

Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.
September 18, 2012
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Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion

Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, originally designed as a temporary demountable structure, was built in 1956 and stayed solidly in a place for nearly 56 years until last year when a tree fell on the structure. This year, the structure was entirely dismantled, lovingly restored, and reassembled, by Gianni Talamini—a project that has awakened fresh attention to Aalto’s famed structure.
September 12, 2012
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