#WhatTheFrick?: Nearly EVERYONE Seems To Be Against the Frick’s Expansion, But Is It Really THAT Bad?


NYC's Frick Collection has a controversial expansion plan, which involves replacing a garden, designed in 1977, with a Davis Brody Bond-designed stair-stepped building. The proposed renovation, which is NOT finalized and needs the Landmarks Preservation Commission's approval, ... See the Rest

#ArchitecturePorn: When Is A Boulder Not A Boulder, But A Building?


Every year since 2000 a chosen architect designs a folly pavilion that is erected near the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park in London. (Photographer Iwan Baan has photographed many if not all) Architect Smiljan Radic's pavilion opened there last summer and after its run, the Radic ... See the Rest

#RealEstatePorn: Say Hello To My Big House! The “Scarface” Mansion Can Be Yours For $35 Million!


It seems that Tony Montana’s Miami mansion in Scarface was really in Santa Barbara. Yes, shocker –Hollywood lied to you. It's made to look over the top tacky onscreen but the real mansion was designed by the architect Grosvenor Goodhue in 1906 and is the pinnacle of extravagant ... See the Rest

#ArchitecturePorn: The Menil Collection Unveils Their New Drawing Institute In Houston

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I'm from Houston originally and one of the best things about the city, is the Menil Collection, one of my favorite museums. The building designed by Renzo Piano, is part of a series of structures in a residential neighborhood in a 30-acre complex designed by David Chipperfield ... See the Rest

#RealEstatePorn: Updated Mid-Century Modern In Palm Springs


As I sit in my cozy converted barn in upstate New York, I look outside to see a foot of snow on the ground. I'm lucky to have this place (plus a tiny apartment in NY's Meatpacking District) but I do fantasize about trading it all in – and it would be hard to beat this place in ... See the Rest

#RealEstatePorn: A Colorful Curated Condo In Chelsea


Bradford Shellhammer just launched his new online shopping site, Bezar, featuring feel-good, design-minded accessories. And from the looks of it here, he practices what he preaches. Refinery 29 visited recently to take stock of the highly-curated interiors of Bradford and his ... See the Rest

#RealEstatePorn: This 200 Year-Old House Is Not What You’d Imagine Inside


This 200-year-old stone house in Linescio, Switzerland looks like ruin outside, yes? It IS, more or less until you go inside where a spacious modern interior has been "inserted". The Swiss firm of Buchner Bründler Architekten renovated the centuries-old building into a summer ... See the Rest

#RealEstatePorn: Black Desert House Is Stunning!

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The desert is always a stark setting for any modern architecture to stand out but Black Desert House was conceived to disappear as a mere shadow cast across the boulders. Situated in Yucca Valley, it offers the ultimate desert experience –immersion into the timelessness of the ... See the Rest