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Eduardo Souto de Moura: Simplicity’s Beauty at Its Best

Eduardo Souto de Moura: Simplicity’s Beauty at Its Best

Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura is not a household name here in the states, but in his homeland of Portugal, he is revered as a genius in his chosen field of architecture. In fact, he was awarded the esteemed Pritzker Prize back in 2011. The Pritzker Prize...

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Great Architects Create an Environment of Geniuses

Great Architects Create an Environment of Geniuses

Look at your community surroundings, such as the city you live in, the neighborhood you selected, and your house. These decisions all seem so simple to the average person, but the significance is monumental. All these decisions have social and cultural forces at play...

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Innovation Built into Our Future

Innovation Built into Our Future

Famed Dutch architect Ben van Berkel is once again bringing his innovative type of thinking into the world of architecture. If you remember van Berkel, along with his partner Caroline Bros, they created the UNstudio 30 years ago. Some of his most notable designs are...

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Louis Kahn: The Architect With the Poetic Flare

Louis Kahn: The Architect With the Poetic Flare

“Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.” Louis Kahn Award-winning architect Louis Kahn was known for creating a very unique style of architecture. He would place elements of Greek and Roman architecture (otherwise known as classical architecture) and...

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ADG Reflects and Shines a Light on It

ADG Reflects and Shines a Light on It

As we look forward towards the new year, let’s take a moment to reflect on the legacies of the architects and newsmakers we’ve met through the blogs we shared with you. In one way or another, they have had an influence on our lives today.  Here’s our roundup of...

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The La Brea Tar Pits is Getting a Facelift

The La Brea Tar Pits is Getting a Facelift

There comes a time in life when one might decide to undergo a facelift or total body makeover; we often see this for those in the public eye. Well, it seems the La Brea Tar Pits is taking that leap of self-improvement, and going for a total makeover! The architects...

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One of a Kind Design by Sarah Winchester

One of a Kind Design by Sarah Winchester

Sarah Winchester, while known as an architect, was probably most noted as an American heiress who acquired great wealth after her husband’s death. Her husband was William Wirt Winchester of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, a rifle manufacturer. In fact, the...

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The World’s Fair: Exploring the Pinnacle of Innovation

The World’s Fair: Exploring the Pinnacle of Innovation

 “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” David Bowie  Ahhh, the excitement of the world’s fair! Before we go on our journey, as you fasten your mental seatbelts, let’s go over some facts about this great event. There have been 100+ world’s fairs in various...

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The Genius of Great 1960s Architecture

The Genius of Great 1960s Architecture

Architecture you see in our day to day reality is designed by innovative and inspired architects. The dictionary defines an architect as, “A person who designs buildings and in many cases supervises their construction.” This means that an architect needs to know the...

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Mindful Design in New York: The Zen Is in the Details

Mindful Design in New York: The Zen Is in the Details

Let's face it, New York City has all the trappings that the busy city life can bring. Imagine you’ve just arrived for a business trip, and you’re anxious, stressed, and tired. Now imagine stepping into a tranquil hotel lobby, where the ambiance immediately gives you a...

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Architects for Animals Is a Great Cause

Architects for Animals Is a Great Cause

Why would feral cats need architects? LA’s top architects and designers were asked to build a unique, one-of-a-kind outdoor shelter or dwelling that is functional to outdoor or feral cats. These original dwellings were then displayed at the “Giving Shelter” gala...

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The Woolworth Building, New York

The Woolworth Building, New York

For those of us who remember Woolworth’s, the five-and-dime store, it was a wonderful interactive experience. It was a place where you could get creepers, those parakeets that couldn’t fly and were inexpensive enough for kids to be able to purchase and have as a pet....

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If The Mark Twain House Could Talk

If The Mark Twain House Could Talk

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain (November 30,1835 - April 21, 1910) was a prolific American writer. He wrote classics such as “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” and “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.”...

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Capitol Records Building Remains a Star

Capitol Records Building Remains a Star

It has been scientifically proven that music has a profound effect on the brain. Many of us non-scientific types just feel music is magic. Listening to an old song can bring up so many memories or transport you to an exact location, and even go as far as inviting who...

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