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Unrealized Frank Lloyd Wright Designs Come to Life

For several years, Spanish architect David Romero has been using advanced 3-D techniques to transform unrealized architecture to life … images so detailed they almost look like modern photographs. As a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, Romero has taken on some of Wright’s works ...

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D.C.’s New Spy Museum

Since 2002, the International Spy Museum has called Washington D.C.’s Penn Quarter home. On May 12, the museum will officially open its new location to the public. Located near L’Enfant Plaza in the Southwest quadrant of D.C., the $162 million building will double the size of the existing downtown museum to ...

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Van Gogh and Britain

London’s Tate exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain presents the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade and reveals how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists. Some of his most famous works will be brought together from around the world – including ...

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30+ Years Later - Stolen Kooning Painting Returned

Willem de Kooning's 1955 painting "Woman-Ochre" was cut from its frame, ripped from its backing, rolled up and stolen was stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art on the day after Thanksgiving 1985. The painting was missing for more than 30 years before being discovered by the owners of an antiques store in New Mexico who immediately ...

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Building a “Bridge” in Paris

This fall, Paris’ media icon Le Monde will be moving into its brand-new building, a multimillion-dollar creation that will look like a bridge.  The building is designed by the Norway-based firm Snøhetta—known for striking architecture such as Under, the underwater restaurant in Lindesnes, Norway and the National September 11 Museum at the ...

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Hidden Art in Tiny Nature – Artist María Fernanda Cardoso

María Fernanda Cardoso is a Colombian Australian artist, sculptor and illustrator. Her contemporary art references many types of ready-made material, including plastic, trash, plants, dried and living animals, bones and styrofoam. As a child, Maria Fernanda Cardoso took long nature walks with her father. Carrying a magnifying glass ...

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Arata Isozaki Receives the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Arata Isozaki, distinguished Japanese architect, city planner and theorist, has been selected as the 2019 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the award that is known internationally as architecture’s highest honor. Lauded as a visionary amongst his international contemporaries, Isozaki’s forward-thinking approach, deep commitment to the “art of space,” and transnational methodology have been evidenced since the 1960s. The prolific architect has been credited with facilitating dialogue between East and West ...

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Preserving Tradition with Robotics in China

China’s extraordinary urbanization has created a need to build swiftly and economically. This has led to losing some of the culture’s architectural identity. Shanghai-based architectural design firm Archi-Union Architects has been experimenting with digital fabrication and robotics in an effort to merge the best of both worlds … 

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German Architecture Meets American Hip-Hop

The Central Library in Downtown Atlanta serves as the headquarters of the library system. Completed in 1980, it was the last building to be designed by Bauhaus-movement architect Marcel Breuer. The brutalist building, which is considered a masterpiece by many architectural experts, recently was celebrated in an event launching ...

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