AD surveys the most stunning hotels that were once meant for criminals. Completed in 1851, the Charles Street Jail served as a county lockup for more than a hundred years, housing prisoners such as Malcolm X and former Boston mayor James Michael Curley.
The Paris studio of architect, Jean Nouvel (b. 1945, Fumel, France), serves as the meeting place for our interview. Nouvel is one of the key members of an exclusive group of architects, which has been honored with the most significant architecture awards in the world.
The world's premier architects are clamoring to work in neighborhoods across our community, new buildings are winning international awards and in what may be the strongest evidence yet, the Pritzker Prize (architecture's top honor) will be awarded in Miami Beach this week for the 1st time.
there's more to some railway stations than mere transportation. Many train stations are works of art in and of themselves, featuring breath-taking architecture and designs features that make them really stand out. Here are the top 10 eye-catching train stations from around the world.
R.J. Heisenbottle Architects, has successfully restored Miami Freedom Tower, Miami City Hall, Miami Woman's Club, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and Vizcaya Village. They wish to be a big part of the Coconut Grove Playhouse renovation.
His story starts with the launch of Studio 54 in a former opera house and CBS studio on West 54th Street. "That was the first business -- all the forces of the universe came together," he says. "It was like holding onto a lightning bolt."
In just about every urban destination I've visited I can find some property that leaves me amazed and wanting to play Eloise, whether that's London or Buenos Aires. And in Buenos Aires, that can be a trip.
Earlier this month, Routledge Press announced the publication of Drawing from Practice: Architects and the Meaning of Freehand. It was inspired by a column I wrote in this space in January 2011.
Norman Foster, one of the architectural icons of our time, here advises upcoming architects and artists to make sure that what they're doing is their true desire -- if not, they should simply find something else.
Whether tinted in a pretty pastel or saturated in juicy brights, these polychromatic buildings add a dash of color to their surroundings. Looking for parking? Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners' garage in Santa Monica, California, is easy to spot.
Tour the most extraordinary bookshops across the globe, from a hidden gem on Santorini to a repurposed church in The Netherlands.
From sky-scraping metropoles to up-and-coming centers breaking the "large town" mold, cities come in all shapes and sizes. But with that diversity comes one simple truth: no city is perfect.
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Ever wonder what it would cost to live like a king in Tony Stark's cliffside Malibu pad? Or maybe like a pampered prince in Richie Rich's mammoth estate? It's no secret that the homes you see on screen are just the facades used for filming, but we put an estimate on the cost of these palaces.
In December, Architect magazine columnist Aaron Betsky listed his "best and worst" events from 2014. Among the "reasons to despair," he announced, was "The New York Times' abandonment of serious criticism of architecture."