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Pics of the Week: You and Famous Architectural Landmarks

As architects like to travel, some like being photographed in front of iconic buildings that move, and possibly inspire them. Others do it to show a spirit of having reached a symbolic “summit.” Here are some pictures taken by some...

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Graffiti in BA

8 June 2009, 13:34

Graffiti in BA

While walking around Martinez last week, I spotted an area that seems to be a magnet for local graffiti artists. The almost entirely-walled group of city blocks contains many upscale residences in this locality just a few miles north of...

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Book Review: Amancio Williams

5 June 2009, 18:50

Book Review: Amancio Williams

With forewords by former Dean of Architecture at the University of Michigan, Reginald Malcolmson and architect Emilio Ambasz, this book offers an essential look into the work of one of modernism’s most mystical characters. The recently published book, started by...

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Five Books

14 May 2009, 19:57



While walking about Little Italy in NY, my son Ivan and I stumbled upon the Storefront for Architecture, “a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of innovative positions in architecture…

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Lecture: Cristián O'Connor, April 29 @ 7 P.M.

Argentine architect Cristian O’Connor will be giving a lecture on his work at the Institute of Hispanic Culture on Wednesday, April 29. The lecture, which is free to the public, will be in Spanish. The event is sponsored by Casa...

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Video: Sphere Inside out Part I

16 April 2009, 15:14

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Book Review: Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century

From the Peabody Buildings of the early 1900’s in London to Foreign Office Architects’ recent Carabanchel 16 Housing in Madrid, the book if full of excellent examples of housing projects, social and otherwise. This 240 page volume is organized by...

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X00.1 by Keiji Asakura, 2007

15 April 2009, 15:13

X00.1 by Keiji Asakura, 2007

In our continuous pursuit of design exploration, B/A commissioned local Landscape Architect and artist Keiji Asakura to design and complete an installation in its Houston office. The project, the first of a planned series, took several days to complete....

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Video: Meaning in Motion

14 April 2009, 13:07

Meaning in Motion is an art project which proposes message through; motion, language, color, and form by Pablo Gimenez Zapiola.

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Audubon Place: Houston's 14th Historic District

This morning, April 8, 2009, Houston City Council designated Audubon Place as Houston’s 14th Historic District, reported Courtney R. Spillane, Planner with the Historic Preservation Office of the City of Houston.

The original Montrose Addition, which includes the area...

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