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  • A Dream of Red Mansions
    Review: A Dream of Red Mansions
    A Dream of Red Mansionsis one of China’s four great classical novels, and is considered by many to be the best of historical Chinese fiction. Written by Cao Xueqin in the middle of the 18th Century under the ruling Qing Dynasty, the work is...
  • British Redcoat
    Fort King George, where British soldiers went to die
    Georgia state parks employees and volunteers are bringing an early 18th century fort back to life.The year is 1721. Great Britain’s colonies in North America were just coming out of three decades of almost nonstop war . . . between Great...
  • Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
    How the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur came to be
    The Petronas Towers are thepride ofKuala Lumpurfor a great many reasons. Thestory dates back all the way to the beginning of Kuala Lumpur. The city'searly years are marked with great tragedy, beginning with the great fire in 1881. This...
  • Modern Country cover
    Mountain Modern presents contemporary in new and extreme ways
    First of all, one thing I really like and appreciate about some of Thames & Hudson’s design books is that the cover art is hard-pressed onto the surface and the lack of a jacket on certain art/design books makes them quite indestructible...
  • Finding your dream tree home
    Dream tree house abodes: Live in a cool tree home
    The dream of living in a tree house has been the fantasy of many children and adults as well. A place of beautiful lush greenery to escape upwards into, leaving the hardships and worries of life below can be more than just a fantasy. Some talented...
  • Chipmunk love nest -2
    Chic love nest slides into wall cabinet
    Ross and Brittany Chipette, a young couple expecting their first offspring, opted for a compact, modular living arrangement.Tasteful compactness and spatial efficiency are the new mantras for residential architecture. The drastically reduced...
  •  The collapse of the 90 degree angle in architecture is a measure of a world in
    The collapse of the 90 degree angle in architecture is a measure of a world in
    Straight lines are no longer the bottom line of the built environment.It looks like ye olde construction system of verticals and horizontals – the post-and-lintel tradition for the built environment since the ancient Greeks – is...
  • Miami Circle infrared
    The Miami Circle had roots in Cuba or South America
    The architectural evidence is overwhelming that the Miami Circle was built by immigrants from Cuba or South America. A similar, round communal building eventually became the “signature architecture” of the Creek Indians, whose original...
  • CDC entrance
    Hospital architecture that can stop Ebola
    The typical North American hospital today is a disaster, waiting to happen. One could not design a better facility to distribute the microbes of a contagious patient to an entire community than the modern emergency room. Many disasters have...
  • St James Cathedral Chicago
    Open House Chicago 2014
    Once again it is time for my favorite fall event in Chicago, Open House Chicago. Every October over 150 buildings including high-rises, historic mansions, private clubs and churches open their door to outsiders. Inviting them to come in and have a...
  • Pre-Civil War Architecture at The Islip Grange in Sayville
    Pre-Civil War Architecture at The Islip Grange in Sayville
    If you are looking to give your children a look at Long Island’s architectural history, take the time to make a stop at The Islip Grange, located at 10 Broadway in Sayville. The park was founded as a repository for 19th Long Island period...
  • Idea photo spot of Fallingwater
    Fallingwater is the mecca of innovation
    Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture find Fallingwater the mecca of innovation, design and ahead of its time.The Kaufmann family built a fortune from their retail niche of department stores in Pittsburgh. The family contracted Frank Lloyd...
  • Not everything is a conspiracy
    Not everything is a conspiracy
    Architect Santiago Calatrava’s $4 billion public transportation terminus for the World Trade Center site linking Manhattan to New Jersey is expected to open next year. It was supposed to open in 2008. Not only is it late by six years, it...
  • "The Art of Architecture" at Urban edge
    "The Art of Architecture" surprises with textiles, fine water colors
    “The Art of Architecture” opened this weekend at Urban edge, roomy, attractive gallery downtown Waukegan.Surrounded as they are by sterling examples of architecture styles and the ease of taking a dozen architectural tours, Chicagoans...
  • Multiple intern positions
    Multiple intern positions
    The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has five positions available for a Project Associate. The civil service title is Project Manager Intern. The starting salary is $43,452.00 to $49,970.00 annual. The work location is in...