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Greening Architectural Models (Japan)

From Japan –different spatial organizations, green and no longer grid-like, with a spongy and serpentine organic look for the future, a new century. The models were on view a while back at MOMA.

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Architecture & Auschwitz (Evidence Room)

Evidence Room is now showing at the Venice Architecture Biennal. It’s a small and simple room the center of which are reconstructions of objects from the gas chambers at Auschwitz. A work of art put together by historian Robert Jan van Pelt … Continue reading

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Glass and Stone (New Ways Alongside Around St John the Divine)

I’ve been tracking this project since they broke ground. With people moving in, the new real estate alongside the north wall of St John the Divine proceeds apace. It looks like the space is about to open up in a … Continue reading

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East Side Ziggurat

Walking up Lexington Avenue, I stumbled across this architectural marker, calling attention to this building at the corner of E. 81st Street. Cued by the landmark plaque, I looked up. You can already see low to the ground the start … Continue reading

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Endless House (Frederick Kiesler)

I saw this the other week at the Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture exhibition at MOMA.  Among the many models on exhibit, this one, Kiesler’s eponymous Endless House, stood out as the most simple and direct. There are … Continue reading

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Trump Place (Upper West Side)

Trump Place alongside Riverside Drive in the 70s are a series of super ugly, faceless rich residential towers, but without the garish orange hair.

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Glass, Stone & the Space in Between at St John The Divine Construction Site

Along the north wall of St. John the Divine, construction of the new residential towers proceeds apace. The old stone cathedral look is brought up close into the modern glass construction. With a lot of landscaping, this thing might turn … Continue reading

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