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Articles about "Modernist Architecture"

  • #TBT: The Convention-Defying Legacy of Zaha Hadid By Serena Horrigan | April 14, 2016

    The untimely passing of architectural visionary Zaha Hadid has caused the world to reflect on her controversial and prolific career.

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  • #TBT: Frank Lloyd Wright, Father of Modern Architecture By Serena Horrigan | March 17, 2016

    This installment of #TBT’s historical NYC architects showcases the life of one of the most prolific architects of all time–Frank Lloyd Wright.

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  • Bjarke Ingels Takes on Social Infrastructure at Cities for Tomorrow Conference By Serena Horrigan | July 21, 2015

    The NYT Cities for Tomorrow Conference kicked off yesterday, and starchitect Bjarke Ingels was there to provide his unique insight on social infrastructure.

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  • New Queens Transit Hub: Build Me, Maybe? By Kamini Ramdeen | May 30, 2014

    A futuristic transit hub has been designed for implementation in the borough of Queens. If the designs are approved and permitted the area of Woodside, Queens is in for a Jetsons-reminiscent new addition to its LIRR/7-train line intersection.  

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  • The NYC That Could Have Been By Kamini Ramdeen | April 09, 2014

    Dynamic architecture is a New York City staple. Every building has it’s own spirited flair that gives this bustling metropolis a definite “ooh and ahh” factor. All the structures that have been built, leave an impression of just how grand NYC really is, but what about the structures that could have been built? You know the ones that didn’t quite make it into real life. Let’s take a look at the NYC that we’re missing out on.   1) The Hudson Bridge

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  • Architects Take Aim At NYC Schools By Peter Black | October 17, 2013

    The vast majority of new buildings in NYC are distinctly modern. The basic theme is robustness; new buildings are designed to be so shockingly unique that they dwarf the older and more pathetic structures that surround them. The proposed 100 Norfolk Street is a good example.

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  • Aluminum House Might Not Find a Home In Historic Sunnyside By Olivia Smedley | September 17, 2013

    Residents of Sunnyside Gardens are up in arms over the proposed development of a vacant lot. This Queens historic district is filled with brick, two story houses that have been standing proud since 1929. Owners of a vacant lot on the corner of 39t St and 50th St now want to use it as a site for the Aluminaire House -- a house made of solely steel and aluminum.

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  • From Toys to Towers: LEGOs and Modernist Architecture in New York City By Bryan Gamble | August 28, 2013

    Since its beginnings in 1949, LEGO has been inspiring children and adults alike to construct elaborate, creative and colorful toy structures toy brick by toy brick. Recently, however, LEGO has released LEGO Architecture Studio, which features over a thousand monochromatic pieces that encourages creations which reflect real world architecture.

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  • The Venetian Inspired Architecture of New York's Palazzo Chupi By Clemence Fontaine | August 12, 2013

    New York has its share of luxury condos, but how about palaces? Well Julian Schnabel was probably missing the romance and originality of Venice when he designed his own Palazzo Chupi. Right in the heart of the West Village, on 360 West, 11th street this little piece of architecture is one of the few eccentricities you will find in New York. 

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  • New Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Development Takes Cues from Williamsburg By Aby Thomas | July 12, 2013

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Williamsburg should be feeling very proud of its real estate landscape right about now. A new development along the Downtown Fort Lauderdale waterfront in South Florida called Marina Lofts is being built with Brooklyn’s Williamsburg as its inspiration. The developer of the project, Asi Cymbal, a Brooklyn native, has taken the “urban cool” aesthetic characteristic of Williamsburg and transplanted into this new six-acre development along the New River in Fort Lauderdale.

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