Tag Archives: Architecture Here and There

New “Lost Prov” book page

Today marks the official launch of ” ‘Lost Providence’: the book” – a new page on my blog with all the news about the book. It reveals how to buy the book and where its author will speak about the … Continue reading

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100 best architecture blogs

Perceptive readers of this architecture blog will have noticed a beribboned badge, or the image thereof, in the upper right corner of the home page. It reads: “Top 100 Achitecture Blogs,” signalling that Architecture Here and There has been selected … Continue reading

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Miniatures, near and afar

Clay Fulkerson, designer and sculptor of miniature temples, sent me a photo of his latest temple, a Baroque incense burner, shortly after I posted a video of pencil lead sculptures by Salavat Fidai, which elicited from Andrew Reed a photo … Continue reading

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We dodge a Gmail spanking

Help! One click can let your tech-challenged correspondent keep sending these Architecture Here And There posts to you. You need not don the above Rube Goldberg device. That is my job. Your job: Hit “Follow,” the button just to the … Continue reading

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Column: The easy way to build on R.I.’s assets

Almost all cities and states have policies intended to strengthen their economies by building on their assets. Most fail because they reject easy strategies and embrace difficult strategies. Two recent Commentary pieces in The Providence Journal address this issue: “Wise … Continue reading

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Cinematic paradise isles

Financial Times architecture critic Edwin Heathcote offers readers a delightful romp island hopping down the halls of film history. Not every island paradise is paradise island, as you shall see. My own fascination with the architecture of evil in celloid … Continue reading

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Mr. Hublot’s urban future

Here is Mr. Hublot, a short animated film that charmed me no end. The animator’s idea of a sort of tinpot gizmoid future of urban life will pull at your heartstrings. As for the quality of the future envisioned, well, … Continue reading

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Holl the Horrible

After describing as “tripe” Hugh Pearman’s piece on Steven Holl’s Seona Reid Building, part of and across the street from the Glasgow School of Art, I feel obliged to say why, as if it were not obvious. The building is not the … Continue reading

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Hollible, just hollible

Steven Holl’s addition to the Glasgow School of Art, whose 1909 original by the Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is an icon of architects of every school, expresses the most profound disrespect for its neighbor. It eats one building and … Continue reading

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Alex King lets it all hang out

Here is an interesting rant from the architect Alex King: I like what [James Howard] Kunstler says about ‘the new urbanism’ in his TED talk but think that part of the problem is not just with architects not appreciating the … Continue reading

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