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A Photo Essay From L.A.'s Mansionization Front Lines

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

"Mansionization" is the name given to the increasingly common practice of tearing down a smaller house and building a much larger, more expensive one on the same lot, often to the detriment of next-door neighbors who suddenly find themselves deprived of sun, views, and privacy by the new mansion now looming over them.

The Houses of Louis Kahn: Where Are They Now?

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.10.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Of these nine, all are still standing today, some still owned by the original families. We wanted to get the lowdown on each of these houses, so we did some digging. We hope our findings are as interesting to you as they were to us.

Dreamlike, Hovering 'Treasure Island' Park Proposed For New York City

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts

New York City's West Side could be getting a lot more whimsical if plans succeed for an imaginative new park. The Hudson River Park Trust this week...

This Great Architect Achieved The Perfect Balance Between Tradition And Modernity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

Modern architecture produces truly innovative work: glittering, staggeringly tall buildings, opera houses that look like folded origami, even museums ...

See Modern Houston via Instagram

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Grant Stevens [Earlier this month was] the Docomomo US Modernism Symposium in Houston. Posting some landmarks from the area: Culinan Hall & B...

Modern Modular: Lean and Green

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It seems a natural enough transition. After years of transforming New York City lofts and apartments into modern spaces, Resolution 4 Architecture tu...

Mind-Blowing Modern Churches Up For Awards

Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion

When most people think of British churches, the iconic dome of St. Paul's Cathedral or the soaring arches of Westminster Abbey probably come to mind. ...

WHOA: What Would Ancient Egyptians Have To Say About This?

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 10.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

The ancient Egyptians would have been smitten for the geometric-shaped design Mexico-based architect Juan Carlos Ramos created for an architectural co...

Mies van der Rohe's Crown Hall Gets an Interior Redesign

Lynn Becker | Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago
Lynn Becker

At 220 by 120 by 18 feet tall, it's sometimes been described as the world's largest single-room schoolhouse. Still, Mies split up the space with subtle low partitions, primarily the free-standing oak panels that define the center core.

WHOA: A Very Modern Home Set In The Most Picturesque Scene

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 08.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

You wouldn't expect to find many examples of modern architecture in the village of Sesto, nestled in the Italian Dolomites close to the Austrian borde...

WHOA: This House Appears To Float In Mid Air

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 07.24.2013 | HuffPost Home

If you're into minimalism, The House N.A. (named after its owners) in Tokyo, Japan will be right up your alley. Featured on HGTV's "Extreme Homes," t...

The Problem With Designing Prisons

ARTINFO | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Throughout California's prison system, 30,000 inmates participated in a July 9 hunger strike as a gesture of solidarity for those incarcerated at the ...

PHOTOS: A Luxury Apartment In The 'Beverly Hills' Of Bollywood

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 07.15.2013 | HuffPost Home

We've seen amazing homes from around the world, but this Juhu Beach apartment on the coast of Mumbai, India is a force to be reckoned with. And we can...

'It's Not About Architecture'?!

ARTINFO | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg opened the June 26 preview of the museum's new Renzo Piano-designed building in the Meatpacking District with an...

A New Way To Appreciate The Valley

Los Angeles Daily News | Dana Bartholomew | Posted 09.06.2013 | Los Angeles

At the height of postwar progress, the San Fernando Valley promised the best of the modern dream: hillside views, sprawling homes and some of the cool...

WHOA: Now, This Is A View

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 06.20.2013 | HuffPost Home

Wouldn't it be nice to leave our cares behind and spend some time at a retreat that looks like the house at Jardin del Sol? Our friends at The Pinnac...

WOW: A Mansion That Might As Well Be A Resort

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 06.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

The beach, a pool, golf -- this home has something for everyone.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

LOOK: How Michigan Shaped Modern Design

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.15.2013 | Detroit

While Michigan makers have produced some of the iconic work that shaped the 20th century modernism movement, a robust design legacy isn't commonly ass...

PHOTOS: WOW. Just WOW

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 06.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

Well, we're on our way to Cape Town.

Dear Star Trek Fans, We've Found The House For You

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

Most people consider themselves lucky to have a home of their own -- no matter the shape or size. Whether it's a 130-square-foot apartment in Paris, a...

WATCH: Why This Is Actually The Most Private Home On The Block

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 04.15.2013 | HuffPost Home

This home's smart design is the ultimate defense against a peeping Tom.

The Next Big Thing In Architecture

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts

When Frank Gehry's latest tower rose out of lower Manhattan in all its rippled steel glory in early 2011, architecture critics basically died, they we...

Cycling Out the Cyclorama

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts
Bonnie Burnham

The demolition raises significant questions about the thinking behind the demolition and the federal review process, under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, which ultimately allowed the demolition to proceed.

The Surprising History Behind This Home

Maura McCarthy | Posted 03.28.2013 | HuffPost Home
Maura McCarthy

And you can visit it this weekend in upstate New York!

Imagine Living In A Home Built Below Ground?

Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 11.03.2012 | HuffPost Home

This curved home was built right into the side of a hill.