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A photograph of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, one of many fine architectural museums.

Examples of Fine Architectural Museums

Museums can be intimidating or viewed as “boring” to the average person. However, our perception of museums as being old and dull has changed as today’s architects design fine architectural structures that are far from the traditional way of creating a building. Prominent architects are unveiling their artistic visions on museums across the world with […]

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NYC skyline in black and white

Sharing Models

SITU Studio is an architecture firm based in Brooklyn. Architecture firms are the source (in various ways) of a lot of the many, many public art works across New York City, but this one seems special. Self-aware, maybe. “Sharing Models: Manhattanisms,” was conceptualized by SITU Studio and realized by the Storefront for Art and Architecture. […]

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2201 E 26th Place, Tulsa, OK

Bauhaus-Inspired Home Featured by Tulsa Foundation for Architecture

The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture recently showcased a mid-20th century modern home overseeing Crow Creek. The unusually long, two-story, flat-roofed house can be found at 2201 E. 26th Place, a location that functioned for decades as a rectory for Boston Avenue Methodist Church. The home is listed for $1.07 million by Coldwell Banker Select. The […]

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The red PsychoBarn against an early evening sky.

PsychoBarn: America’s Favorite Horror House

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop garden has been a site for art and architecture shows for nearly 20 years now, with varying degrees of popular success. But their newest installation will definitely reach a good level of popular acclaim. “Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)” by Cornelia Parker is a departure from the British sculptor’s usual milieu […]

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The George D. Sturges house.

Los Angeles Frank Lloyd Wright Home Goes Up for Auction

One of the most unique homes in the country, the George D. Sturges house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is going up for auction next month with the Los Angeles Modern Auctions. The house, built in the Brentwood Heights area, was designed as a residence for the man whose name it bears. The house is […]

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An image of the Universidad Católica de Chile in a sunny day.

Alejandro Aravena Wins 2016 Pritzker Prize

Chile-based architect Alejandro Aravena has won this year’s prestigious Pritzker Prize for architecture, intended to honor a living architect who demonstrates talent, vision, and commitment, and who has produced significant contributions to architecture. As part of the award, Aravena will receive a $100,000 grant. Aravena is the 41st recipient of the prize, the first from […]

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An architectural drawing by Kiesler.

Frederick Kiesler’s “Endless House”

In the 1940s, Viennese visionary architect Frederick Kiesler conceived of the “Endless House,” his vision of an indefinable dwelling. He re-imaged the word “home” to mean anything a resident could need, not merely shelter and place. His “House” never made it past sketches and a few models, despite his 15 years of work. But now, […]

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Design Happiness at Home

French writer Stendhal once remarked how “Beauty is the promise of happiness.” Today, research shows that beauty – be it the art hanging in your home, the colors of your walls, and other domestic aesthetics – is also directly connected to decision making, emotion, mental health, and self-perception. While many perceive “beauty”, a subjective concept […]

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MoMA adds video games to its collection

MoMA Has A Video Game Collection

Many people might not realize that the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has its very own video game collection. The museum recently acquired 14 video games off of its 40-game wish list, which will soon contribute to a new category of artworks: Architecture and Design. So far, MoMA’s game selection includes Pac-Man (1980), Tetris (1984), […]

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Vito Acconci

Vito Acconci: Designer of the Year

Vito Acconci is a New York performance and installation artist, designer, and landscape architect. And he’s been named Designer of the Year by Design Miami. Initially a poet, Acconci turned to performance art in the 1960s, using himself as a subject for photography, film, video, and live performance. In the 1970s, he began work on […]

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