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Gratuitous Swoopy-Doopiness Du Jour

Pale Retiree writes: Now under construction on W. 28th St. in Manhattan, a new apartment building by international superstar/curse Zaha Hadid: This is part of the High Line District, an area that’s been turned into a playground for trendy starchitecture. … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: A jumbled view from NYC’s Washington Square Park looking north — partly because we here at UR have a profound and principled objection to the tendency of so much of the architecture press to discuss buildings as … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Swoopy-Doopiness Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Back here, Blowhard Esq. took note of a particularly absurd new piece of blobitecture. The fad for wibbly-wobbly, objets d’art-style design seems to be spreading; ridgey, “organic” pieces of this-‘n’-that are cropping up all over the place. I present to … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Explore Angkor Wat. Racism or not? Are you a positive person or a negative person? Given how dull many jobs are, I’m surprised this kind of thing doesn’t happen a lot more often. Felix Baumgartner — the … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: The Ventura Inn

Paleo Retiree writes: In the middle of Ventura, CA’s funky and not at all mall-like Historic Downtown Cultural District is this hardboiled-novel-worthy beauty. Fun tilework, dreamy colors, an excellent job of bringing the building right up to the sidewalk, as well … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: Berlin Details

Paleo Retiree writes: A grab-bag of beautiful details from no-name buildings in Berlin: When was the last time you ooh’d and aah’d over the details on a modernist building? Would modernists have us think that details and ornaments are unimportant? … Continue reading

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Porches of Carpinteria

Paleo Retiree writes: Kicking around the town of Carpinteria, CA for a few days recently left me marveling at an architectural wonder too often taken for granted: the American porch. Carpinteria (or, as everyone calls it, “Carp”) is an idyllic … Continue reading

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Shocking Architectural Development

Paleo Retiree writes: In a daring editorial move that will unquestionably rock the world of architecture to its very core and cause all its fans and practitioners to re-evaluate their standards, tastes and practices, Architectural Digest has chosen to feature … Continue reading

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Then And Now: Parliament

Eddie Pensier writes: Old Parliament House, Canberra, 1927. Current Parliament House.

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A Playpen for Adults?

Paleo Retiree writes: During a cross-country trip the other day I found myself killing time at the Dallas airport. I looked up from my book and found that I was sitting by the side of a kind of central courtyard … Continue reading

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