Mathu Andersen’s Musings: Being Awake in the Architecture


I was talking with my lovely friend last night about being conscious in the banality of day to day living. The practice of mindfulness and ease in each moment. And she said something that has completely captivated me. ... See the Rest

#TBT: The Beverly Carlton Was Home To Marilyn Monroe


My old pal Susan Martin is an art PR legend. We've known each other for decades but now that she lives in New Mexico, we see each other rarely but keep in touch –how else?– on Facebook. The other day she posted the above pic of the Beverly Carlton Hotel with the above caption. Her dad was architect Sam Reisbord, who died 30 years ago this week ... See the Rest

#DIYRealEstatePorn: Owners Of This Miami House Built It Themselves

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Jacob & Melissa Brillhart, both trained as architects, hand-built this 1,500-square-foot house in downtown Miami (with the help of plumbers, electricians, welders and roofers.) Using some old techniques; "Cross-ventilation and orienting the building so the front porch blocks the direct sunlight on the glass, so you don’t heat up the ... See the Rest

Real Estate Porn: A Brownstone Reborn –As A Loft?


Brooklyn has the largest concentration of nineteenth century buildings made with the building material known as brownstone. Members of the aspiring upper middle classes of the day, sought out the dark sandstone rich with red iron oxide, creating the deep brown to red coloring. But as many as there are, they are still highly coveted. I used to own ... See the Rest

Architecture Porn Too: Rotterdam’s Markthal Has A BIG Cornucopia


The enormous Markthal Rotterdam, an open market building, has this amazing 36,000 square foot mural covering its rounded ceiling. The mural, by artists Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam, “Cornucopia”, features fruit, vegetables, and market goods rising into the sky like cathedral mural. The building, designed by MVRDV, features an open food market with ... See the Rest

Conceptual Cliffhanger: Check Out These Dramatic Aussie Digs


Australian prefab architects, Modscape Concept, have mocked up a pretty exciting five story home that's been getting noticed. Cliff House was inspired by "the shape of barnacles clinging to a hull of a ship". It hangs off the side of a cliff, rather than sitting on top of it. The prefab modules are stacked on top of each other. Residents would ... See the Rest

A Cement Factory Becomes A Cathedral Of Architectural Splendor


Forty years ago, architect Ricardo Bofill found a disused cement factory, an industrial complex from the turn of the century consisting of over 30 silos, subterranean galleries and huge machine rooms. He decided to transform it into the head office of his firm, Taller de Arquitectura. The factory was partially in ruins and was a laundry list of ... See the Rest

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Stephen Collins Man About Modernism Modernism Week

This episode of Man About Modernism for Modernism Week  features the Man About Modernism Party at Stephen Collins' home! ... Watch Now