Category Archives: Architecture

Fenster and a Friend Go on a Mini-Pilgrimage

Fenster writes: People with the means, the time and the religious zeal often head to northern Spain if they are interested in a pilgrimage.  Depending on the nature of one’s religion that can include either or both of these: Santiago … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Revolution, Architecture, and the Law

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The most important consequence of the Papal Revolution was that it introduced into Western history the experience of revolution itself. In contrast to the older view of secular history as a process of decay, there was introduced a … Continue reading

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Architecture du Jour: Wilderstein

Paleo Retiree writes: My wife and I recently visited Wilderstein, a magnificent 19th century mansion on the Hudson River, not far from the lovely small town of Rhinebeck. Wilderstein is sometimes said to be the Hudson River Valley’s best Victorian house. … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Stairs

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Architects That Don’t Suck: John Gaw Meem

Blowhard, Esq. writes: John Gaw Meem — native of Brazil, an amateur architect trained as a civil engineer — popularized the Pueblo Revival style in New Mexico. This 1992 New York Times article, which notes that Meem “married the spirit of native pueblo … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One of the gates at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Restore, Don’t Redesign, Pershing Square

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Today the L.A. City Council announced an international competition to redesign Pershing Square located in the heart of downtown. The existing design by AIA Gold Medal winner Ricardo Legorreta, which dates from 1994, has been widely hated for … Continue reading

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