Inspire Me Monday: Transparent Architecture

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Photos courtesy of Divisare.

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May 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Inspire Me Monday: Typography and Architecture

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May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

A Closer Look: A. Quincy Jones

Elaine Sewell Jones – widow of celebrated architect A. Quincy Jones – spent years cataloguing photos and archives of Jones’s work before sending them to LA’s Hammer Museum. The exclusive exhibition Building for Better Living was held and ended in 2013, but you can see some of the gorgeous photos here:

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April 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Architecture Spotlight: Marcel Breuer’s Hooper House II

This 1959 house in Baltimore was Marcel Breuer’s second design for the wealthy art-lover Edith Hooper and her husband, Arthur. It’s a textbook example of Breuer’s classic “bi-nuclear” house, a division of the home into spaces for adults and children. A beautiful courtyard opens in the middle of the home, separating “children’s areas” (bedrooms, bath, and a playroom) from the “adult areas” (kitchen, dining, and living rooms). The charming layout invites nature in and celebrates the forest-like surroundings.

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Photos courtesy of Dwell.

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Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art.

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April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Inspire Me Monday: USC’s New Collection of Digitized Postwar Photographs

Recently, the University of Southern California delved into their extensive collection of original printed photography and digitized over 1,300 postwar images. A treasure trove of rarely-seen photographs of mid-century lifestyle and architecture has now been made available in USC Libraries’ Architectural Teaching Slide Collection.

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April 18th, 2016|0 Comments