Tag Archives: Architecture Here and There

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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Brown moves Green

Brown University moved the Peter Green House, an 1868 Victorian, out of the path of The Walk, a process that is captured in this entertaining video from, I think, 2007. As the comments reveal, Brown sought to erect a number … Continue reading

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Column: An elegant guide to Brown’s campus

This week marks 250 years since the General Assembly passed a charter to found Rhode Island College, as it was first called, in the town of Warren, where it was first located. With a change of place in 1770 and … Continue reading

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Leon Krier’s tale of post-carbuncle London

Here is Leon Krier’s piece, “Sustainable Architecture and the Legible City,” just published in Britain’s Architectural Review. Krier recalls the atmosphere in London architectural circles after Prince Charles’s speech denouncing an addition to the National Gallery as “a carbuncle on … Continue reading

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David Andreozzi’s report

David Andreozzi, architect, replied to queries from those who missed it how his talk went last Wednesday evening at the Barrington Preservation Society. His reply, unedited, follows: The top five things you missed last night … 5. My introduction started … Continue reading

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Eric Daum: Gloria Dei, in Providence

I here reprint a lengthy and extraordinarily erudite, and elegant, essay by my friend and fellow board member of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. It was originally published on my Journal blog and … Continue reading

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‘Five hundred or more workers’

That’s more lives than have been lost in some wars! How can “500 or more” migrant workers, mostly Indians, perish in the construction of a stadium? That is the cost, according to news reports, of work on Zaha Hadid’s soccer … Continue reading

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Shocking! Le Corbusier nude!

Pictured at left is founding modernist Le Corbusier in the nude, painting at the home of fellow modern architect Eileen Gray, in the south of France, a house she is said to have designed. (Though some say Corbusier actually designed … Continue reading

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Chastity in art selection

As many readers of this blog are aware, it arises largely as a vehicle to reprint my column published in The Providence Journal.  Readers can read the first few paragraphs of the column and then click on a link to … Continue reading

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Column: Modern architecture’s coup d’etat

How did modern architecture suddenly replace the traditional architecture that, by the 20th century, offered a wide variety of joyful styles to house human activity? Why, in just three decades, were three millennia of beauty replaced so entirely by ugliness … Continue reading

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