Architecture + Design

MoMA Modern Play House

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Last week we talked about Mid-Century Modern home tours and highlighted one particular tour that was taking place in Sacramento, CA. Continuing with that theme, today we stumbled upon a unique children’s toy – a Modern Play House that is made by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This play house lets future modern architects and designers develop a sense[...]

Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

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Modern architecture was popularized in the 1950’s by renowned architects such as Joseph Eichler with a style of homes that came to be known as “California Modern.” These homes were characterized by glass walls, open floor plans, and post-and-beam construction. They can still be seen in many communities throughout Northern and Southern California, and there a[...]

Tiny Hong Kong Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms

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Fans of the popular robot toys Transformers, the 1980’s animated TV series, or even the more recent visual effects laden live-action films, will probably appreciate what Hong Kong-based architect Gary Chang has done with a 344 sq. ft. apartment. He’s taken this tiny space and it made it capable of converting into 24 different designs, just by the efficient u[...]

What do you Think of the New US Embassy Design for London?

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The architectural firm Kieran Timberlake based in Philadelphia was just allowed to release their new design for the new $1 billion dollar US Embassy slated to be built in London to replace the existing embassy in the ritzy Mayfair area of London. The new embassy was designed to use the landscape as a very important security feature. The use of moats, hills a[...]

Beautiful Home on Bainbridge Island

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This amazing 4 bedroom, 4,000 square foot house has recently gone on the market and is a beautiful example of the mix of modern architecture in a natural environment. The house was recently built by the architectural firm BUILD llc and is located on Washington state's beautiful Bainbridge Island.  The home was designed to be both modern and beautiful, but t[...]

Montauk New York Project by Pentagram Architects

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This residential project in Montauk New York was done by the team at Pentagram Architects with the help of Hastings Tile & Bath.  The tile designs are all custom creations by Gio Ponti that are produced by the Italian supplier Ceramica Bardelli, which is distributed exclusively by Hastings Tile & Bath in the United States. This design is being enter[...]

What Famous Architect Would You Want To Meet?

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The results are in! We asked our Facebook Fans and our Twitter Followers what famous architect or designer they would want to meet, past or present and here is the list of the architects that we received. It is really impossible to sum up any one of these architects, but we've done our best to give readers a brief snapshot of their lives and their work. Fee[...]

Top Architecture Travel Destination Cities

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This excerpt has been provided by ConstructionManagementDegree.org. Please visit their website to see the rest of the worldwide destinations . - Top American Travel Spots For Architecture Buffs You don’t have to leave any of the 50 states to see these architectural wonders. 1. San Francisco : See the Golden Gate bridge, China Town, Fisherman’s Wharf, and [...]

Revisiting the Arts and Crafts Movement

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In the late 1800's and early 1900's the Arts and Crafts movement took place as  designers and manual craftsmen were outraged at the designs of the Industrial Revolution. The true craftsmen of this time period saw how the products of the Industrial Revolution were being mass produced by machines and rebelled against this revolution with a movement of their ow[...]

Bloggers Day of Action - Help Haiti!

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Please see below for a list of places you can donate to help in the Haiti Earthquake relief! Before the 7.0 earthquake hit on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Haiti was as much of a third world country as any place in the world. Even before the hurricanes that hit the small island nation in 2008 the country was extremely impoverished, with massive illiteracy rates[...]