Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Man Who Built a 40-Foot Spite Fence Around His Neighbor’s Home

When Nicholas Yung wouldn't sell his land to railroad baron Charles Crocker, Crocker built a 40-foot fence around his house and blotted out the sun.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

9 Unique Experiences At JFK’s Incredible TWA Hotel

With vintage touches, '60s music playing throughout, and some historic decadence, the TWA Hotel is a staple of JFK International.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

Finding and Renovating a Fullerton Forever Home

Discover a 1955 Eichler Fullerton Forever home that, with hard work, creative visions and clever strategies, became an MCM dream.

Miscellaneous | Random

The 25 Cities With the Most Skyscrapers Worldwide

To some people, the size of a city’s buildings is just as important as the size of its population.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Eichler Homes: Bringing Mid-Century Modern to the Masses

In the 1950s and 60s, Joseph Eichler developed modern homes available to the masses. Now, these Eichler homes are pricey collector’s items.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

A Brief Compendium of Modernist Homes for Movie Villains with Flawless Taste

A Brief Compendium of Modernist Homes for Movie Villains with Flawless Taste - Inspiration Vault - Messy Nessy Chic

Architecture & Interior Design | Modernism

Sun, fun and architecture at Palm Springs Modernism Week 2022

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2022: here's the Wallpaper* guide to what to see. From iconic home tours to an open-top bus architectural tour of the area

Politics | Joe Biden/Biden Administration

Why The Biden White House Declared War On Classical Beauty In Architecture

On Monday, President Joe Biden broke with a century of precedent by demanding the resignations of four members of the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts.

Entertainment | Television

15 Must-See TV Shows for Architects and Architecture Lovers

We picked architecture shows that include interesting world-building, unique design, and even ones that feature architects as characters.

Politics | Joe Biden/Biden Administration

Biden Ditches Trump’s Classical Architecture Order - American Greatness

Late Wednesday, President Joe Biden scrapped former President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order stating new U.S. government buildings must be…

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

LA’s Historic Firestone Tire Building Is Reborn

After four long years, the fully restored Mid-Wilshire streamline moderne building reopens today with craft beer and tacos

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Demolition Begins at the Sun-n-Sand Motor Hotel | National Trust for Historic Preservation

An update on one significant loss from the 2020 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list and some good news on others.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

This DIY Guesthouse Cabin Comes in a Kit and Only Takes Three Days to Build

We could all use a little extra space these days. Whether it’s a guestroom, a home office where you can actually work without interruptions, or just a quiet space to regroup and recharge after a busy day, having a separate space that’s truly detached from

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

An architect’s time capsule midcentury home is for sale in Glendale

Los Angeles architect Gus Stamos built this modest Chevy Chase Canyon home in Glendale for his family in 1968, and its retro interiors have stood the test of time

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

The New Midcentury Modern

How developers are trying to meet demand for new midcentury houses

Travel | Travel

How Did Tel Aviv Become a Beacon For Stunning Bauhaus Architecture?

Israel's second largest city is home to one of the largest clusters of buildings from a major 20th century architectural movement

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

8 Home Products that Can Make our Life Better - The Architects Diary

Home is a place that ensures protection, comfort and ease. If any of these is missing, you may not be able to feel fully at home. You do whatever it takes to get the feeling of comfort that you deserve after a long hectic day at work.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

A designer saves this 1963 glass box home from demolition, giving it mid mod edge

Glass box homes are a signature style of Mid Century Modern architecture, and this lake house is stunning enough to match the gorgeous views over the water.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

I.M. Pei, acclaimed architect, dead at 102

Pei will always be remembered for his redevelopment of the Louvre Museum in Paris in the 1980s.

Travel | Israeli Culture

From Art To Extraordinary Architecture, Legendary Israeli Designer Ron Arad Keeps Stunning The World

Known for his daring experimentation with industrial materials, Israeli designer Ron Arad keeps stunning the world with breathtaking buildings and sculptures.

Visual Arts | Photography

The Mystery Man Who Spent 20 Years Photographing North American Buildings

His name was Barry Gfeller, and he left behind an astonishing 50,000 previously unseen images.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

The Preservation Battle of Grand Central

Forty years ago, preservationists—including a former First Lady—fought to maintain the integrity of New York City’s historic railway station

News | Interesting Links

Stonehenge secret: Did builders use Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the philosopher lived? | Fox News

The famous ancient site at Stonehenge may have been built using Greek philosopher Pythagoras’ famous theorem two millennia before the mathematical equation was developed, experts say.

Sports | Sports

The White Sox ballpark in Chicago that never was and could have changed history - CBSSports.com

Things might have been very different for the Chicago White Sox

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

A Guide to the 100 Stunning Architectural Gems of L.A. - Los Angeles Magazine

The burnished splendor of Art Deco. The clean grace of Modernism. When it comes to architecture, our city is a wonderland

Business & Finance | Business

What's Wrong with Apple's New Headquarters | WIRED

The architecture and design of the years-in-the-making Apple Park are brilliant. How it fits into the world around it? Not so much.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Take a tour of New York’s most beautiful bridges

New York's bridges contribute a sense of historical and aesthetic wonder to our sprawling urban landscape

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Compare New York City’s Past and Present in a New App | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

A Guide to Art Deco Los Angeles | KCET

If you’d like nothing more than to kick up your heels to the Charleston or the Foxtrot in some “Roaring Twenties” garb, celebrating the magic of the Jazz Age, then it’s time to immerse yourself in all the Art Deco that Los Angeles has to offer.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Home of the Day: 007 'Diamonds Are Forever' house lists for $8 million

The Elrod House was designed by architect John Lautner and featured as a testament to forward-thinking and timeless style, which made it the perfect setting for the James Bond film

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

'Playboy' by design: Exhibit looks at magazine's promotion of architecture

Hugh Hefner had a passion for architecture, and when he founded Playboy in Chicago in 1953, he used the magazine as venue for stories about some of the city's modern architects. The first issue of Playboy contained an article on Frank Lloyd Wright ; the s

Entertainment | Mad Men

Explore Don Draper's apartment in 3D

Archilogic, an online architecture viewer/editor designed to be easier for laypersons to use and share from than Sketchup, is spectacular stuff... at least on a fast computer. You can upload plans and convert them to 3D, move and replace furniture, mess around with the layout, push the results to friends or real estate agents, and so on.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture & Design

An Hour From Atlanta, 'Skyhaven' Offers Mad Men Lifestyle - Curbed Atlanta

Want to live like Don Draper, but away from the rigors of city life? A home in Rome, about 70 miles from downtown Atlanta, offers the quintessential midcentury lifestyle. Even the name of the home, Skyhaven, evokes images of a Bond-esque existence.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

10 American Cities With the Coolest Architecture

From Antebellum mansions to adobe palaces to glass skyscrapers, these cities are outdoor art museums unto themselves -- and…

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

5 Remnants of the Original Penn Station in NYC

As the battle for Penn Station continues, a reminder that you can still find remnants of the original McKim Mead & White station inside today’s station.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Eclectic Revisited: Preserving Venice's Architectural Context | Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET

The Los Angeles Conservancy leads tours of Venice's more eclectic buildings to advocate for the preservation of historic L.A. structures.

Travel | Travel

RANKED: The tallest buildings in the world right now

We've come a long way since the Empire State Building was the tallest man-made structure in the world. Now, it doesn't even come close to the top 20.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

California dreaming: the homes where the spirit of the 60s lives on | Life and style | The Guardian

‘Nobody ever thought of leaving here unless they were carried out’: why many of the original residents of these elegant Marin County homes still live there

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Bunker-Like Underground Mansion Is One Way to Dodge Zoning Rules

Real estate developer and rugby team owner Steve O’Connor wanted to build a mega-mansion in the English countryside. The only problem: Local zoning codes wouldn’t allow a space as large as he envisioned to be built above-ground. So he went underground

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

The 50 most beautiful buildings in Chicago

We searched Chicago's skyline from the skyscrapers to the side streets and beyond to find our favorite examples of the city's architectural excellence.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

5 Totally Rundown Houses Transformed Into Modern Homes | Dwell

You wouldn't guess it from looking at them, but these lovely houses were not long ago dilapidated hazards.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

A Miami Oasis Pays Homage to Florida's Rich Architectural Heritage | Dwell

When architects Melissa and Jacob Brillhart set out to design their new home in downtown Miami, they drew inspiration from Florida modernism and the dogtrot model to create a tropical oasis in the city. The couple designed and built most of the home thems

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

No Further West: The Design of Los Angeles Union Station | Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET

A new exhibition at L.A.'s Central Library features the architectural drawings, sketches and blueprints that expressed the calculated vision of Union Station.

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

This Kitchen Is Designed To Be Hidden Away At The Push Of A Button | CONTEMPORIST

This creative kitchen was designed by German manufacturer Warendorf. At first glance, it simply appears to be a wall of cabinets, but hidden within is actually a kitchen with stove, shelving, an extractor fan, and integrated lighting. To access the kitchen, you simply press a button that raises the central portion to reveal everything.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture & Interior Design

Mini guide to historic Istanbul

From Byzantine churches to Ottoman palaces, Istanbul's well-preserved heritage is still very present on a visit to Turkey’s largest city.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture & Interior Design

Snapshots: Istanbul’s impossibly colourful architecture

Yener Torun is a 32-year-old architect who photographs minimalist buildings around Istanbul

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture & Interior Design

Architecture and design in Istanbul | Dezeen

New architecture and design projects in Istanbul curated by Dezeen

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture & Interior Design

Galata Tower in Istanbul - Turkey

Galata Tower was built by Genoese in the 14th century in Galata district..

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How an Architect Builds a Sandcastle | Mental Floss

Renzo Piano, one of the world's most famous architects, breaks down the art of sandcastle construction.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Star Trek superfan boldly goes where no interior decorator has gone before

A man's home is his castle, or in the case of Steve Doman, his spaceship

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Be the Second Owner Ever of This Groovy Mid-Century Mod in Sherman Oaks - New to Market - Curbed LA

Hitting the market for the first time since being built in 1964 is this mid-century modern in the Royal Woods neighborhood of Sherman Oaks. While the five-bedroom, three-bath residence is...

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Where the Dude abides: Jeff Bridges' $30 million home, built by Kenny Loggins | Spaces - Yahoo Homes

From Yahoo Homes: In 1994, Kenny Loggins sold Bridges the Tuscan-style Montecito mansion that he'd helped design.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

A Bird’s Eye View of Tree Church

This living, breathing, green church is a personal project long in the making for New Zealander Barry Cox. As a deeply religious child, he aspired to be Pope one day. But a deep love of trees (his business, Treelocations, rescues and relocates them) combi

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Wealthy Chinese 'Star Trek' fan builds company headquarters in shape of USS Enterprise - May. 26, 2015

NetDragon has built a $100 million headquarters in the shape of the USS Enterprise in China's

Business & Finance | Business

The Startup That Designed Its Office to Confuse Workers | WIRED

The interior architecture demands a level of alertness rarely seen in your typical white-walled office.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Beautiful home or eyesore? Controversial home made of glass cubes for sale in Vail | Spaces - Yahoo Homes

From Yahoo Homes: This five-story home, constructed of glass cubes meant to bring in the sun while displaying the beauty of the surrounding mountains, rankled neighbors in Vail when it was built.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Almost Every Inch of This Crazy House is Covered in Stones

This crazy house has a solarium built onto it, allowing the owner to sit and survey the neighborhood and all those curiously passing by. Photo: Edina Realty

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Amazing 'Spinning Home' Takes a Sad Turn

This was the dream of a New York commodities investor, Shiva Vencat, and with the help of inventor Patrick Marcilli it became his reality. "You leave your car in the sun, it becomes a furnace," Vencat told The New York Times. This spinning home

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design!

7 Homes with Brick Facades | Dwell

Whether maintaining a historic facade or building a new home in the style of its neighbors, brick is a successful material choice that bridges the old and the new.

News | News

Revealed: Here’s what the final World Trade Center tower will look like

It’s been a long time coming, but we now know what the final tower will look like when it’s built at the site of the old World Trade Center in New York. Wired has an exclusive report about the design of Two World Trade Center, which will be next to O

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Say Goodbye to the Scandia Building - Los Angeles Magazine

Before the wrecking balls arrive to make way for a Marriott, a look back at one of L.A.’s finest and most happening restaurants ever

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Endangered Spaces: 12 Historic Buildings in Los Angeles Under Threat - Los Angeles Magazine

Hundreds of historic buildings throughout this county are threatened by causes ranging from abandonment to mansionization. These 12 are the ones keeping me up at night. Some are amazing marvels hidden behind board-up, some are tiny treasures versus development pressures, and some are just coolness owned by people who don’t care about coolness. They all add to our city’s history.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Julia Morgan: The Woman Behind the Hearst Castle

The Hearst Castle is famous, but for many people the architect remains nameless. Behind the scenes of this iconic mansion is Julia Morgan, California's first licensed female architect.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

The Midcentury Architecture of California Modernist John Lautner | Dwell

Architect Helena Arahuete, a longtime colleague of John Lautner's, will discuss the midcentury modernist's legacy as well as her own work at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles on May 30. We've assembled a few of Lautner's most revered works in anticipation.

Miscellaneous | I Like This

Everyone Has a Great View in a Spinning Apartment Building - CityLab

The biggest class conflict for coming generations will not be access to good education or medical care. It will be who has the best view. Or that's what industrial designer Shin Kuo is kind of implying, writing:

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas | Dwell

An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated mid-century gem into a hillside perch for their family.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Behind the Scenes of the Hollyhock House Renovation | Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET

After extensive renovations, architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House has recently reopened to the public.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

10 Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings | Dwell

Ten buildings by the architectural legend were nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The group contains the first works of modern architecture to be nominated by the U.S.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

The Creation of LA's "Most Recognizable and Beloved" Building - Curbed Features - Curbed LA

On May 14, 1935, Los Angeles was abuzz. For months, motorists on Los Feliz Boulevard had "glanced up at the pile of masonry that loomed larger and larger, day...

News | Interesting Stories

Exclusive: The New Owner of Norms Reveals His Plans For the Legendary Site - Los Angeles Magazine

Jason Illoulian is open to the chain restaurant staying put. His architect would rather say goodbye

History | Los Angeles History

Googie: Architecture of the Space Age

Before I moved to Los Angeles (almost 2 years ago now) I had never heard the word Googie. In fact, when a friend -- a native Californian -- used the term I initially thought it must have something to do with Google. I didn't know the word, but I definitel

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

For the Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head to Dallas - CityLab

New York has the nation's tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city wins when it comes to sheer density of urban design.

History | Downtown

The Quest to Save LA's Century-Old Batchelder Tile Masterpiece

On the ground floor of a run-down, four-story building at 217 West Sixth Street in downtown Los Angeles, on the block between South Broadway and South Spring, is one...

Miscellaneous | Resources

Los Angeles Conservancy | Preserving & Revitalizing Greater Los Angeles' Architectural Heritage

The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County.

Architecture & Interior Design | Googie

L.A. to consider preservation of Googie-style Norms on La Cienega - LA Times

Fans of modern architecture are pushing to make the retro, angular building that has long housed Norms on La Cienega Boulevard a historic and cultural monument, worried that the beloved '50s building could be at risk.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

How a New York Couple Lives in 242 Square Feet — Curbed | Apartment Therapy

Think your home is cramped? This New York couple lives together in an apartment that measures a mere 242 square feet. Here's how they make it work.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

The Empire Strikes: A First Look At The Lucas Museum

Ma Yansong's design is both breathtakingly beautiful and seemingly out of place on the lakefront.

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

10 new places to visit during Open House Chicago

This weekend, buildings all over Chicago will open their doors to the public as part of Open House Chicago, an annual celebration of design and exploration organized...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

What's Up With That Rooftop Airstream? Find Out During Open House Chicago

The rooftop Airstream is among the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood gems included in Open House Chicago.

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

13 Chicago Design Destinations You Won't Find On A Boat Tour

Chicago is renowned for its design marvels, but have you explored these lesser-known sites? Much like the design of these structures,...

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

15 Astonishing Little-Known Destinations Worth Traveling To - The Fairy Pools

Check out these stunning destinations before you book your next vacation! - The Fairy Pools #tourism, #destinations, #travel, #architecture

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

20 Things You'll Only See In Chicago

There's a poutine factory. They make a hundred-dollar grilled cheese. A "Star Wars" museum could be in the works. ...and those aren't the only attractions that make our beloved Chicago unique. With a river, lake, museums, architecture, a...

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

The 50 most beautiful buildings in Chicago

We searched Chicago's skyline from the skyscrapers to the side streets and beyond to find our favorite examples of the city's architectural excellence.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Inside NYC's $20 Billion Quest To Build A Neighborhood From Scratch | Co.Design

Can you create that buzzy neighborhood feel in 17.4 million square feet and 28 acres? Manhattan is about to find out.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Living in a Mies van der Rohe Building Costs a Lot Less Than You’d Expect

Get a beautifully designed space for about $100,000 at Hyde Park's Promontory Apartments, the famed architect's first residential high-rise.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

The Pod - Architizer

This project dubbed 'The Pod' by its owners, is a modern interpretation of the traditional timber framed fibro granny flat. It helps a family of four plus gr...

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

Thank the Jews for the "Mad Men" Aesthetic: How They Designed the Modern American Home

The mid-century modernists who fled Hitler helped shape a visual aesthetic that's still pervasive, as shown in a new museum exhibit.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Q&A: Midcentury preservation stands out in year's architectural trends - St. Louis Business Journal

In Friday’s edition of the Business Journal, we asked Michelle Swatek, the executive director of the St. Louis chapter of the American Institute of Architects, to tell us what’s going on in the St. Louis market. She cited preservation of Midcentury bu

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Cameron's house from Ferris Bueller finally sells for $1M

After five years on the market, the house from Ferris Bueller's Day Off finally sells - for less than half its original asking price.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

Whitehouse Park by HB Design » CONTEMPORIST

The concept for this house evolved very simply from the reconciliation of a long and narrow site with the attraction of a natural green reserve located at the far end of it. Bounded on two sides by roadways, the site presented challenges with regards to building placement and privacy.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

9 Ways The American Home Has Changed Since The 1970s

Newly built houses have gotten bigger, taller, and more air conditioned since the 1970s.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

Own a Mies van der Rohe Home For $160K Design News | Apartment Therapy

Detroit certainly has some bargain real estate at the moment, but perhaps none as great a deal as this. The Lafayette Park complex was designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1959, with this fully remodeled 1,400 square foot townhome currently asking $159,900.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Meet the Bananas 1950s Arch House Above the Sunset Strip

The British Pathé has recently uploaded thousands of wild historic videos to their YouTube, including a 44-second, tantalizing introduction to this very...