Oscar Niemeyer, the architect who shaped Brazil’s futuristic capital city Brasilia in the 1950s and ’60s with his bold, often-voluptuous structures died Wednesday in Rio De Janeiro. He was 104. Continue reading
As the climate continues to change, scientists are predicting more precipitation, flooding and rising seas across the globe. In response, there is a growing movement in architecture and design to create homes and other buildings that would allow people to live surrounded by more and more water. View some artists’ renderings. Continue reading
This week, the Golden Gate Bridge turns 75, and news outlets across the country, including the PBS NewsHour, are covering the anniversary. The first cars crossed the 1.7-mile bridge on May 27, 1937, when hundreds of thousands of people showed … Continue reading
Most of us have seen her work, but few know her name. Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) has created mosaics and murals that decorate famous spaces like Radio City Music Hall, the National Academy of Sciences, and St. Bartholomew’s Church. Now, the first comprehensive exhibit of Meiere’s work is on display in Washington, DC. Continue reading
When the construction of Chicago’s Marina City reached completion in 1964, it was an architectural and social icon for the city — and beyond.