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Modernist Architecture

What Life Looks Like in a Midcentury Modern Oasis

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
National Trust for Historic Preservation

In 1958 and 1959, influential Modernist architect Harwell Hamilton Harris designed what many consider to be one of his best buildings, the Cranfill Apartments in Austin, Texas.

Brasilia: An Architectural Tourist's Playground in the Brazilian Savanna

Zach Udko | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Zach Udko

Costa's layout of the city divides its neighborhoods based on the functions of their buildings. For example, most of the hotels are located in the hotel sector, which is separate from the residential and commercial sectors.

Philadelphia's 'Once Happy Modernist' Architect

Thom Nickels | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Thom Nickels

The head of a small firm on Samson Street says he changed his mind about modernism about 20 years after getting his Masters in architecture at Penn.

Contemporary Classical: The Architecture of Andrew Skurman (PHOTOS)

Terence Clarke | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
Terence Clarke


How Did Steve Jobs' Childhood Home Influence His Aesthetic? | Posted 01.08.2012 | Arts

By now, everyone has read Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, released this past Monday, or, at least, knows all about the book's spoilers (Job...

Can LA Save Richard Neutra's Historic Kronish House? | Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts

Bowing to community pressure, the owners of Richard Neutra's Kronish House in Beverly Hills have agreed to postpone its demolition until at least Oct....

When Is a Landmark A Landmark?

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 09.29.2011 | New York
Roberta Brandes Gratz

No more iconic building represents the Modernist era in New York City than the 1954 Manufacturers Hanover Trust Bank at 43rd Street and Fifth Avenue. Not anymore.

Landmarking Urban Change in New York

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roberta Brandes Gratz

New York City has become a city for the rich and the poor for national and local economic reasons that have nothing to do with preservation.

Modernism's Empty Empty Spaces

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Brenner

There is an intriguing connection between modernism's claim to unbridled liberty and the way that it has shaped the physical environment in which we live.

PHOTOS: Ed Niles Designed Beverly Hills Modern For $11.9 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA, this Ed Niles designed Beverly Hills modernist architectural gem is on the market for $11.9M. The 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom home boasts 7,...

A Letter From Concerned Citizens to Mayor Daley

Jim Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jim Peters

The disappointment over the loss of the 2016 Olympics should not prevent Chicagoans from realizing a great opportunity -- the redevelopment of the former Michael Reese Hospital Campus.