MADRID (AP) — Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was named the winner of a prestigious Spanish prize Thursday for his pioneering work on designing temporary shelters for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Eleven people were electrocuted when their truck, decorated as a temple chariot, touched an overhead power line during a Hindu festival procession in southern India on Wednesday, police said.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize has been awarded to Diébédo Francis Kéré, a Berlin-based architect, educator and social activist, for a craft that is “sustainable to the earth and its inhabitants in lands of extreme scarcity," especially in Africa and his native Burkina Faso, organizers said Tuesday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gyo Obata, an architect whose designs included sports and entertainment arenas, airports and a presidential library, has died. He was 99.
BEIJING (AP) — Monaco just got its best finish ever in an Olympics.
Well, the best that didn’t involve architectural design.
Let’s explain: The bobsled team of Rudy Rinaldi and Boris Vain placed sixth in the two-man event that ended Tuesday at the Beijing Games, by far the best placing that the tiny Mediterranean principality — known for its glitz, glamour and riches — has ever had in a sporting event at the Olympics.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The American architect who designed New York's High Line urban park and renovated the Museum of Modern Art and a Stanford University researcher were among the winners Tuesday of Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize.
LONDON (AP) — Richard Rogers, the British architect who helped change the look of modern cities by putting features like elevators and air ducts on the outside of his buildings, has died at 88.
Rogers burst into public view in 1972 when work began on the Pompidou Centre in Paris, a futuristic block of scaffolding-like metal pipes and glass walls that he designed with another young architect, Renzo Piano.
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — It has been called beautiful, awesome and brilliant, a transcendent work of art that reimagines the holiday experience with local touches of the Jersey Shore.
It also has been called ridiculous, ugly and hideous, something akin to a pile of Amazon shipping boxes or a giant cat-scratching post.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s swanky new M+ museum — Asia’s largest gallery with a billion-dollar collection — is set to open on Friday amid controversy over politics and censorship.
M+ boasts 183,000 square feet (17,000 square meters) of exhibition space, 33 galleries and over 6,400 works in its collection that range from modern and contemporary art to architecture and moving images.
DETROIT (AP) — Just in time for the haunting month: Detroit cemetery tours.
After a year off because of COVID-19, Preservation Detroit is offering afternoon walking tours of the art and architecture found in the city's final resting places.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced new requirements for U.S. pipeline operators to bolster cybersecurity following a May ransomware attack that disrupted gas delivery across the East Coast.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch Queen Maxima teamed up with a small robot Thursday to unveil a steel 3D-printed pedestrian bridge over a canal in the heart of Amsterdam's red light district.
Maxima pushed a green button that set the robot's arm in motion to cut a ribbon across the bridge with a pair of scissors.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — It hasn’t been a good week for Mexico’s colonial-era architecture.
The government said Thursday that a truck driver with an over-sized load had bashed through part of an archway of a centuries-old colonial aqueduct south of Mexico City.
BERLIN (AP) — German architect Gottfried Boehm, who was famous for his concrete brutalist-style church buildings, has died at 101.
Boehm's Cologne architecture office on Thursday confirmed his death on Wednesday night but didn't give a cause.
HONOLULU (AP) — A new study from the University of Hawaii's School of Architecture has offered detailed short- and long-term design alterations that could help the state combat the effects of climate change...
The Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor, has been awarded to the Paris-based duo of Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal for “prioritizing the enrichment of human life," especially in the context of public housing...
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's oldest cultural instititutions, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is undergoing some of its biggest changes in more than a century...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — There is a series of high brick arches along an outfield concourse reminiscent of their old stadium and asymmetrical outfield walls in the new home of the Texas Rangers...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before there was Frank Gehry there was Paul Revere Williams, who shaped the face of Los Angeles throughout much of the 20th century, a time in which he also became known as perhaps the greatest Black architect of his time...
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Christopher Jue knew he was home the moment he and his wife stepped inside the sprawling 62-year-old ranch with brick floors, a sunken living room and built-in desks, shelves and bureaus — hallmarks of an Alden B...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The architecture school that architect Frank Lloyd Wright started nearly 90 years ago is closing, officials announced Tuesday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture and studding a Christmas tree with her family’s annual ornament, the American flag...
NEW YORK (AP) — Art, architecture, music or travel: Coffee table books can fill just the right gift niche, especially when the cost would be budget-busting if you bought one for yourself...
PARIS (AP) — Dior went back to the essential architecture of dressmaking, and the late designer's penchant for black, for a brooding display Monday of archetypally couture gowns.
Looking on inside the Parisian house's design studios on Avenue Montaigne were Gal Gadot and Shailene Woodley, who waited for the tardy couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, as actress Elisabeth Moss spoke to The Associated Press about women's empowerment.
BEIJING (AP) — The legacy of American architect I.M. Pei stretches from west to east, from the Louvre museum to his native China, where he helped fuse tradition and modernity as the country opened up after the Cultural Revolution...
Illinois gardeners, growers and landscapers are ready for spring.
With the “last frost” date approaching for most of the state, planning, building, tilling and planting will soon be in full swing.
PARIS (AP) — More than simply an iconic cathedral and jewel of Gothic architecture, Notre Dame was a treasure trove, housing priceless and irreplaceable marvels of immense religious, artistic, musical, historical and architectural value...
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local):...
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, credited with bringing together the East and West in his innovative designs, has been awarded this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize, known internationally as the highest honor in the field.
Architect and designer Melissa Destree is responsible for the look and feel of many of Madison’s most distinctive and high-profile restaurants. But when it comes to eating out, her regular, weekly spot is Nick’s Restaurant on State Street, a place that looks much like it did when it opened in 1959.
FITCHBURG -- The Massachusetts School Building Authority's pick to design a new Crocker Elementary School is Boston-based firm Saam Architecture.
The company "possesses the requisite skills and experience for this project, particularly in light of their extensive experience in the design and construction of schools in Massachusetts," Karl Brown, MSBA senior architect and selection panel member, wrote to Mayor Stephen DiNatale Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Architect Robert Venturi, who rejected austere modern design and instead ushered in postmodern complexity with the dictum "Less is a bore," has died. He was 93.
His family released a statement on his firm's website saying Venturi died at home in Philadelphia on Tuesday after a brief illness, surrounded by his wife, the architect Denise Scott Brown, and son, James Venturi.
The Minnesota Historical Society is teaming up with the state’s architects to tell the stories of some of Minnesota’s most iconic structures, including the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis, Split Rock Lighthouse on the North Shore and the James J.
After reading a 2012 story in the Star Tribunes Travel section, Mary Jo Stocco and Bob Gardners family decided to visit Palm Springs, Calif., for spring break. Theyve returned every year since then.
There is a lot of respect for Falling Water, located in Mill Run, which is in the western part of the state of Pennsylvania. It’s about 865 miles from Rochester to Mill Run, though, so a weekend road trip really is not reasonable.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is planting 10 chapels in the woods of one of Venice's lagoon islands for its first-ever contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican's culture minister, unveiled plans for "Vatican Chapels" on Tuesday, saying the project was inspired by the "Woodland Chapel" in Stockholm by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund.
Among Brownsville architects, Roberto Ruiz is the go-to guy when it comes to historic buildings.
“I’ve been here the longest,” he said in a recent interview. “Let’s put it that way.”
Ruiz was the architect on the $12 million restoration of the 1912 DancyCourthouseBuilding, a project completed in 2006, and most recently has been working on the Port of Brownsville’s new administration building, taking architectural cues from the port’s 1930s harbormaster building.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A newly built avant-garde mosque in the heart of Iran's capital would have hard-liners shouting from the minarets — if there were any.
The architects behind the Vali-e-Asr mosque dispensed with the traditional rounded domes and towering minarets, opting instead for a modern design of undulating waves of gray stone and concrete, which they say complements the surrounding architecture and evokes the austerity of early Islam...
Halper Lighting Solutions creates lighting for design, architecture communities: Makers 2017 (video)
Halper Lighting Solutions creates lighting for design, architecture communities: Makers 2017 (video)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Bob Halper, owner of Halper Lighting Solutions, creates lighting for the architecture, design communities.
DeKALB – Two proposals on how to make Kiwanis Park in DeKalb more community-oriented will be combined into one and presented to the DeKalb Park District staff for review Jan. 5.
Upland Design, a Plainfield-based landscape architecture firm hired to create a master plan for the park, presented two concepts for the park, which has primarily been used for its soccer space, during a special November meeting.
GERING – With help from several UNL landscape architecture students, Gering city staff has a lot of ideas to sift through when they consider how to repurpose an abandoned site in the southeast part of the city.
SPEARFISH — Tuesday, the 34th inductee was welcomed into the Spearfish High School Fine Arts Hall of Fame: Jared “Cappie” Capp, Class of 1995, was inducted into the hall of fame under the visual arts, architecture, category.
SPRINGFIELD — The city may launch a community outreach and fundraising plan next year for a new public library building.
The Springfield City Council is scheduled to hear the final report from a Portland architectural firm studying the city’s long-term library needs at a work session Monday evening.
Scranton’s Historical Architectural Review Board agreed Monday that a digital billboard planned for the side of an apartment building at 134 Franklin Ave., accompanied by some old-fashioned painted lettering, would be appropriate in the downtown historic district.
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While the application for New Iberia’s National Registry historic district is still being processed in Washington DC, visitors are coming into the Queen City thanks to The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - Louisiana Chapter and Teche Area native son, Peter Patout.
A sky park 12 floors above the street level will be part of downtown's Capitol Tower when it opens in 2019.
Skanska, which is developing the 35-story office building with Bank of America as the lead tenant, revealed the green roof as a sustainability feature.
The Wilshire is a high-rise residence at 2049 Westcreek Lane at the River Oaks District by Pelican Builders that was designed by the award-winning Kirksey Architects.
Every aspect of its architecture, thoughtful design and modern efficiencies simplifies the lives of residents while rewarding them with a rich-layered luxury lifestyle.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been 150 years since the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright, America's best-known architect...
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The curvature of the lines, the geometric, inlaid details between stately columns - it has 1930s Art Deco written all over it.
And even in 2017, there is nothing square or conventional about the Clear View High School campus, located at 400 South Walnut.