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  • John Pawson: Seneca and the value of simplicity

  • Seneca lamented the decadence of the Rome of his day, contrasting the simplicity and austerity of the great days of the Republic, embodied in the restraint of Pompeii’s Forum Baths, with the excesses of the empire. ‘We think ourselves poor and mean if our walls are not resplendent with large and costly mirrors… if ou[...]
  • Remembering the Prentice Women's Hospital Building

  • On October 29, 2013, an 8-minute documentary, The Absent Column, about the struggle to save the building from demolition, was released online after screening at the Durban International Film Festival, Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam and the Architecture & Design Film Festival New York. The film was produced an[...]
  • Mies van der Rohe - Architecture as language

  • "Architecture is a language and I think you have to have a grammar in order to have a language. If you are good at that, you speak a wonderful prose, if you are really good, you can be a poet". Mies van der Rohe A short video going through Mies van der Rohe's thinking expressed by the architect's own words. A perso[...]
  • Craco: an abandoned town

  • Craco is an abandoned town in the province of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. In 1963 a landslide destroyed part of Craco. The population decided to abandon their homes. The landslide was mainly caused by leakages of water and sewerage networks and by the urban growth of the 20th century. The Municipality of Craco is tryi[...]
  • YAC: Lighthouse Sea Hotel Competition

  • From the legendary Colossus of Rhodes to the majestic Pharos of Alexandria, lighthouses have always marked human history, acquiring a crucial importance beyond the basic function of a warning facility: suggesting dream, adventure, fascination and mystery. Slender and solitary, the lighthouses are situated in wonderful[...]
  • The rebirth of Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House

  • The Westcott House, the product of arguably the most important architect of the modern era, was designed in 1906 and built in 1908. In the early 1940s, the interior alterations—the conversion of the open floor plan into a multi-unit apartment building—changed the architecture so significantly that it no longer reflecte[...]
  • Cultural Beheading

  • When the remnants of culture fall between the hands of savages, stones and cultural heritage could be decapitated too. The preserved ancient ruins in this area is not only a Syrian or Iraqi heritage but a heritage that is connected to the whole world. The birth of civilization was in this land, if we lose another "Nem[...]
  • The Tripitaka Koreana

  • The Temple of Haeinsa, on Mount Gaya, is home to the Tripitaka Koreana , the most complete collection of Buddhist texts, engraved on 80,000 woodblocks between 1237 and 1248. The buildings of Janggyeong Panjeon, which date from the 15th century, were constructed to house the woodblocks, which are also revered as excepti[...]
  • The Man Who Built Cambodia - Trailer

  • A Film by Haig Balian and Christopher Rompre To his friends he’s known as Moly. To a growing number of admirers, he’s a living legend. But to many in his native Cambodia, Vann Molyvann is anonymous, his designs a throwback to a long ago time that has little to do with modern Cambodia. With The Man Who Built Cambodia[...]
  • #Unite4Heritage

  • #Unite4Heritage focuses primarily (but not exclusively) on Arab countries, in response to unprecedented attacks on the region’s cultural diversity and heritage today. We see the intentional destruction of irreplaceable landmarks; the systematic persecution of people on the basis of their ethnic and religious identities[...]
  • João Batista Vilanova Artigas's work

  • We want to offer you an overview on João Batista Vilanova Artigas’s work that still looks incredibly up-to-date and resists the passing of time. João Batista Vilanova Artigas (June 23, 1915 – January 12, 1985) was one of the most important Brazilian modernist architects. Born in Curitiba and much-awarded in his lifeti[...]
  • Frank Lloyd Wright on the market

  • There are at least 11 unsold properties designed by Frank Lloyd Wright on the market. We decided to focus on 3 of them: 1. Alice Millard House ('La Miniatura') Pasadena, CA, 1923 _ $3,950,000 La Miniatura is the first residence to utilize Wright’s highly inventive textile block building system. The Millard House is i[...]