Architecture

Contemporary, Modern and Classic architecture mix?

Not so sure I agree with the blog author on the post here aboue modern houses in old neighborhoods, and how new architecture should mix. I do, however, respect the opinion and love the debate. Personally, I like a bold statement in an old neighborhood, especially if it’s meant to be so and if...

Speaking of amazing architecture in Dubai…

This will be the last post about Modern architecture today, I promise. As you might be able to tell, I’m a bit of a biulding nut. I wrote below, in the post about IBM building 25, about the U.S., and the world, lagging behind Abu Dabhi in architectural innovation, and this site only goes...

New Hope for IBM’s Building 25?

I linked to the San Jose Mercury News yesterday about the suspicious fire that burned IBM’s famous Building 25 in Silicon Valley. Here’s an update. Despite the looming infringement of a Lowe’s Big Box being built next door, or on the site itself – depending on which side you listen to – preservationists and...

Greenest-HQ-ever!

Cool post from glivingtv.com about a Chicago architecture firm chosen to design the greenest building ever, The Masdar Development in Abu Dhabi. One of the things that Middle Eastern countries with gobs of cash, and gobs of oil, are doing is pushing the design envelope on Modern Architecture – sometimes for the better, and...

In Case of Apocalypse, break stylish glass

This was widely covered, and hailed in the MSM the last few days. I don’t know… Philosophically speaking, I find it a little daunting and frightening. A tangible reminder of the damage that humans are wreaking on the planet at alarming places. It’s the Svalbard Seed Vault in Longyearbyen, Norway (nice name). You can...

A great piece of architectural glass gone in NYC

Living for so many years in NYC, I had more than my share of opportunities to check out the Robert Sower’s window at JFK Airport’s American Airlines terminal. It is – was – truly- an architectural masterpiece and a piece of Modernism that never lost its glory.   As an entry point to NYC...

Save the suburban ranch house!

Growing up in the Dallas suburbs, the ranch house was ubiquitous. It’s what the word “suburb” means to me. I see a ranch house and I see yellowed summer days, neat little lawns, abutting fences and paved driveways with little pieces of broken glass just waiting to lodge in the unsuspecting foot of a...

World’s longest arch bridge to be built in Dubai

You just have to wonder why… And you have to wonder what future alien civilizations will think of our cultures when they excavate our defunct planet millions of years from now. They’ll find this bridge, and a building or two from Las Vegas… I do have to admit that the picture is pretty funky...