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  1. Sound Design
    Essay

    Sound Design

    Years ago, the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas won a design competition for an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) by suggesting the entire museum be torn down and replaced. There...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.24.10

  2. Stadium Game
    House Tours

    Stadium Game

    Among America’s notable architectural ruins, few are as singular as the grandstand for Commodore Munroe Stadium, designed by Cuban-born architect Hilario Candela in 1964 and approved for...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    04.22.10

  3. Student's Dormitory Desk

    Student's Dormitory Desk

    Marcel Breuer designed this maple desk in 1938 for the dormitory at Rhoads Hall, Bryn Mawr College.

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  4. Sunday Styles
    Essay

    Sunday Styles

    The cathedrals, mosques, and synagogues of the Old World still occupy the most hallowed ground of ecclesiastical architecture, but a rather unorthodox American sect can lay claim to the best in...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    11.04.09

  5. Tallinn, Estonia
    City Guide

    Tallinn, Estonia

    Since the fall of the USSR, Tallinn has managed to look unblinkingly to the future while still retaining vital elements of its past. A hotbed of northern art and design encircling a UNESCO World...

    written by: Jeanine Barone
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    11.09.09

  6. Techbuilt House
    House Tours

    Techbuilt House

    The first residence built in Tuxedo Park, New York, after World War II wasn’t one of the Shingle-style mansions that proliferated there after the tycoon Pierre Lorillard IV developed the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Carl Bellavia
    12.08.10

  7. The "Unfinished Spaces" of Cuba
    House Tours

    The "Unfinished Spaces" of Cuba

    Following the revolution in 1959, Fidel Castro stood on the sprawling golf course of a country club known to be the stomping grounds of the rich and decreed that in place, a school dedicated to the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.01.11

  8. The 2010 LA Modernism Show
    Travel Reports

    The 2010 LA Modernism Show

    The opening night of the Los Angeles Modernism Show, held for the first time at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, was defined by intriguing pieces by both modern favorites and less-known...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Erika Heet
    05.01.10

  9. The Albert Frey House

    The Albert Frey House

    This 45-minute guided tour is a rare opportunity to see the 1,000-square-foot residence of the late modernist architect Albert Frey. Situated on a mountain precipice overlooking downtown Palm...

    01.31.10

  10. The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan
    Interviews

    The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

    In a prolific 15-year period between 1880 and 1895, Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan teamed up to produce an architecture that was stridently American—one that drew from nature for its...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    01.19.11

  11. The Architecture of Public Housing: Preserving a Post-War Legacy

    The Architecture of Public Housing: Preserving a Post-War Legacy

    Following World War II, the United States and Europe sought to address the dire need for public and affordable housing through new construction. The post-war decades saw the development of many...

    03.05.12

  12. The Artful Dodger
    Rewind

    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...

    written by: Kevin Roderick
    10.01.12

  13. The Brick Weave House in Chicago
    House Tours

    The Brick Weave House in Chicago

    Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency. A clever renovation has made it the most compelling architecture on the block and home to a...

    written by: Blair Kamin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    08.31.09

  14. The California Ranch House / A Talk by Alan Hess

    Architect and architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News will lead a discussion about the history of the California ranch house vernacular. The presentation is offered in conjunction with...

    07.08.09

  15. The Director's House: Cranbrook
    House Tours

    The Director's House: Cranbrook

    After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.18.11

  16. The Glass House
    Travel Reports

    The Glass House

    Last month I was lucky enough to catch a viewing of The Glass House, a wonderful play that told the story of both Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson's glass houses. I caught up with the...

    07.13.10

  17. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

    The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

    Josef and Anni Albers were artistic adventurers who were both pioneers of twentieth-century modernism. Josef Albers (1888-1976) was an influential teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist—now...

    10.19.13

  18. This Way, Gentlemen
    Product

    This Way, Gentlemen

    A killer bachelor pad in Hollywood, the manliest chair of the 20th century, and expert advice from a king of interiors: This is our guide to the best in masculine design. Men, you now have no...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    06.30.12

  19. Time Capsule
    Essay

    Time Capsule

    The impending demolition of Kisho Kurokawa’s Capsule Tower strikes a nostalgic nerve in writer Tom Vanderbilt, who travels to Tokyo for a look at a future that never was.

    written by: Tom Vanderbilt
    03.11.10

  20. Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2

    Vitra's Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, campus boasts not only the production facilities of the famous furniture manufacturer but also numerous iconic buildings by world-renowned architects. In Touring...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.04.11

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