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Apple Park

Apple Park

Apple Park is the headquarters of Apple Inc., the creator of the iPhone, Mac, iMac, iPad, and any other descendants. Apple Park is located in Cupertino, California. The street it is located on is conveniently called One Apple Way. If you notice, the shape of the...

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Designing Spaces for Mental Health

Designing Spaces for Mental Health

There’s no doubt that there’s a direct correlation between our environment and our mental health. Designing spaces for mental health, while not specifically called that, has been done for more than 5,000 years through the ancient art of feng shui. Promoting calmness...

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San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

Anyone who has an ounce of creativity will be inspired by visiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (and by the way, her friends call her SFMOMA). If you are so inclined, her address is 151 Third Street, in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Museum of...

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Norman Foster Has Always Been Ahead of His Time

Norman Foster Has Always Been Ahead of His Time

Norman Foster is a British architect, and his architectural style is of a modern, high-tech type. Foster is also associated with being in the forefront of the beginnings of energy-efficient construction techniques. Although he is Ivy League-educated (his formal...

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Who is Ludwig Mies van der Rohe?

Who is Ludwig Mies van der Rohe?

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was an American architect who was born in Germany. He is famous for and prided himself on creating the elegance of simplicity in the rectilinear form. Some of his most famous creations include Farnsworth House, the Seagram Building, and the...

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Defining Sustainable Architecture

Defining Sustainable Architecture

So what exactly is sustainable architecture, you ask? Let’s define the word sustainability first, which according to Dictionary.com is the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources while supporting long-term ecological balance,...

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The Bartow-Pell Mansion

The Bartow-Pell Mansion

The Bartow-Pell Mansion has quite a history behind it, dating back to 1654 when Thomas Pell bestowed his signature on a treaty with the Siwanoy Indians for some 9000 acres of land. By the way, this land is now known as the Bronx and Lower Westchester. In 1666, a land...

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What Are Skinny Houses and Where Are They?

What Are Skinny Houses and Where Are They?

The idea of skinny houses is an interesting concept for us, not only because one such home is located right here in Southern California, but also because it has made the record books. By record books, we are talking about both Ripley’s Believe it or Not and the...

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The Van Cortlandt House

The Van Cortlandt House

The Van Cortlandt House happens to be the oldest building in one of the five boroughs of New York City. The five boroughs include the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. The Van Cortlandt House happens to be in the borough of the Bronx. The Van...

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The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

There is an interesting phenomenon in the houses or dwellings that writers or artists occupy during their lifetime. People feel that there might be secrets lurking, or maybe there is a source of inspiration that the previous inhabitants left behind. The preceding...

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The Carnegie Mansion

The Carnegie Mansion

The Carnegie Mansion in New York City was inducted into the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1966. Then on February 17, 1974, it was named in the U.S. National Landmarks for NYC.  The Carnegie Mansion was originally built for Andrew Carnegie...

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Malin Residence, AKA the Chemosphere

Malin Residence, AKA the Chemosphere

The Malin Residence was initially designed and built in 1960 by famed architect John Lautner. It really looks like a spaceship, with its octagon shape and one-story height. What others can’t see is that the actual house is perched on a 5-ft wide concrete pole 30 feet...

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John Storer House: Home to Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture

John Storer House: Home to Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture

The John Storer House was originally built and designed for the physician in 1923 by none other than noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright as part of a series of four Mayan Revival style textile-block houses. This was a series of houses that Frank Lloyd Wright built in...

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The Bob Hope House

The Bob Hope House

The Man  Bob Hope was born at 44 Craigton Road in Eltham, London, in the United Kingdom, on May 29th, 1903. Today there is a decorative nameplate commemorating the comedian’s place of birth. This is the actual location where he came out of his mother’s womb. Hope...

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The Eames House

The Eames House

The Eames House was also known as Case Study House #8, which resides in the beautiful picturesque neighborhood of Pacific Palisades. The architectural type is mid-century modern and was designed by Charles and Ray Eames and completed in 1949. The Eames House is also...

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The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum was initially established in 1994 by world-renowned magazine publisher Robert E. Petersen, along with his wife, Margie. The Petersen Automotive Museum is now owned and operated by the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation. Robert...

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