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Monday, February 4th, 2019

How Bauhaus Redefined What Design Could Do for Society

A century after its founding, the German school of art and architecture remains one of the most transcendent — and frustrating — movements of the Modernist age.

(via The New York Times Style Magazine)

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

21 of the Most Beautiful Designs in the World, According to Sagmeister and Walsh

“Beauty as the height of aesthetic achievement has fallen out of favor,” designers Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh declare in the intro to Beauty(2018), a book that is equal parts history, analysis, and visual splendor. In it, they argue that designers, artists, and architects no longer use beauty as the lodestar of their work, and often avoid the word altogether. “At one time a universal aspiration, the pursuit of beauty came to a crash landing at the beginning of the 20th century,” Sagmeister and Walsh write.

(via @Artsy)

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

10 plant-covered buildings that point to a greener future

Around the world, architects are touting plant-covered tower blocks as a way to tackle air pollution and improve the quality of urban life. From one of the world’s tallest living walls to an entire “vertical forest” city in China, check out these examples showing the rise of verdant architecture.

(via dezeen)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

How Tel Aviv Became Home to 4,000 Bauhaus Buildings

The Tel Aviv coastline is crowded with a mishmosh of skyscrapers, Ottoman-inspired villas, and four-story cubes painted a sunlight-reflecting shade of white. Eclecticism is synonymous with the city, whose architecture matches its melting pot of residents. But in a place where stylistic jumble is the standard, one strain stands out as the defining architectural aesthetic and a beloved household name: BauhausBauhausA school of art, architecture, and design founded in Germany by Walter Gropius and based between 1919 and 1925 in …FollowThis is a new feature.Tell us what you think.

(via Artsy)

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Five Things You Might Not Know About Era-Defining Architect Le Corbusier

From an active romantic life to his alternative career as a painter of ‘Purism’…

(via AnOther)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The 50 Most Beautiful Colleges in America

Did your alma mater make the list? Ours did! 

#43: Trinity College’s “Long Walk” comprises several early examples of Collegiate Gothic architecture by British designer William Burges, the first two buildings of which were constructed in 1878. The campus also features a quad by Frederick Law Olmsted and a chapel by the same firm who designed the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Frohman, Robb and Little.

(via Architectural Digest)

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

10 Modern Homes That Made a Star Appearance in Films

Architecture took a starring role when these 10 modernist homes appeared on the big screen. Can you guess where you recognize them from?

(via Dwell)