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Fenway Park Architecture

Fenway Park Architecture

To a Red Sox fan, Fenway Park is heaven on earth. Whether the Red Sox fan realizes it or not, Fenway Park’s architecture is part of the entire experience. The original architectural style is called “Tapestry Brickstyle,” popularized at the beginning of the 1900s. This...

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The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Let’s face it, the one element that makes a building or location captivating is the history behind it. As for the people who once inhabited or visited the location, their history or experience makes them interesting. Now, put those interesting people at this Beverly...

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Hollywood Regency: Not Just a Style but a Legacy

Hollywood Regency: Not Just a Style but a Legacy

For those who are into Hollywood glam, the name William “Billy” Haines is very familiar. Billy Haines was the father of the Hollywood Regency style of interior decor. Just so everyone reading this is familiar with Billy Haines, here is a quick synopsis of who the man...

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Alejandro de la Sota Honored for Hispanic Heritage Month

Alejandro de la Sota Honored for Hispanic Heritage Month

If a painter uses a canvas to create beautiful street scenes inspired by what he sees, and an architect uses the physical world to create those buildings that will become part of the scenes that the painter paints, then where does the architect get his inspiration...

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Custom Lighting Design Will Beautify Your Home

Custom Lighting Design Will Beautify Your Home

Let’s face it -- we are all seduced by exterior perfection. It could be a house, car, or even a human being. It doesn’t matter if it’s an older home, older car, or human being. Apparently, some humans get better looking with age...or do they? First, let’s talk about...

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Dodger Stadium: Mid-Century Modern Spotlight

Dodger Stadium: Mid-Century Modern Spotlight

Regardless of your generation, if you are a resident of Los Angeles and a Dodger fan, you have fond memories of going to Dodger games, having Dodger Dogs, and the excitement of being at the great Dodger Stadium. This mid-century modern stadium was designed by Emil...

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Architectural Lighting Design with Gerald Olesker

Architectural Lighting Design with Gerald Olesker

Generally, most people don’t look at lighting as a top priority, but it is why something looks -- choose an adjective -- complete, warm, exactly like, stunning, or even beautiful. One of the main reasons the houses or estates you see in magazines such as Architectural...

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The Best Baseball Stadiums in America

The Best Baseball Stadiums in America

So what are the best baseball stadiums in America? It actually depends on who you ask, so rather than offend anyone who happens to be reading this blog, we will approach this subject from a more enlightened point of view. A point of view akin to life. This should be...

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The Life of Oscar Niemeyer

The Life of Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer was born on December 15, 1907, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Oscar Niemeyer was a brilliant architect and considered one of the significant figures in what we have come to know as modern-style architecture. Oscar Niemeyer’s designs in Brasilia are an...

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Celebrating Female Architect Zaha Hadid

Celebrating Female Architect Zaha Hadid

It’s not a secret that you just didn’t see very many women architects back in the day. That being said, the few women architects that managed to sneak into this male-dominated industry such as Zaha Hadid were so dynamic and brilliant that it’s a shame that they had to...

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Santiago Calatrava Inspires Generations

Santiago Calatrava Inspires Generations

When we talk about the different architects, it is always interesting to find out what their inspiration or creativity came from. For some architects, it is an introspective process where they pretty much have a conversation with their minds. For others, it is a...

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Creative Genius of Renzo Piano

Creative Genius of Renzo Piano

Italian architect Renzo Piano was born on September 14th, 1937, in Genoa, Italy. Although he was born into a family of builders, his ideas were all his own. Renzo Piano felt that nostalgia was a trap and not at all important. His feeling was, “It’s not what you have...

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Smart Cities: Why They’re Important

Smart Cities: Why They’re Important

It is not a secret that we're going through many changes in pursuit of creating a better and efficient world for all to benefit from. Let's talk about the benefits that smart cities would provide. Great infrastructure, which includes adequate water supply Guaranteed...

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Green Building Sustains Environmental Responsibility

Green Building Sustains Environmental Responsibility

Green Building. First of all, let’s say that there are many events today that are the beginning of great things to come. As you probably already noticed, just about every company in every industry is starting to do something towards environmental causes and...

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Sustainable Architecture and Skylights

Sustainable Architecture and Skylights

There are always new buzzwords that make something that has been around for a long time seem like it was just invented. Sustainable architecture is currently trending everywhere -- from real estate sites to architectural magazines, we’re seeing how this practice is...

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Understanding Sustainable Lighting

Understanding Sustainable Lighting

The word sustainable seems to be the latest buzzword for just about every industry lately. Well, we have news for you -- the lighting industry is so ahead of every other industry in this area that even though we didn’t necessarily talk about it, we were already doing...

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