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Coppelia, Havana. From our newly updated Wallpaper* City Guide to Havana

One thing not to miss in Havana | Architecture | Agenda | Phaidon

Coppelia, Havana. From our newly updated Wallpaper* City Guide to Havana

One of Vandruff’s Cinderella Homes. Photo courtesy Chris Lukather

How Cinderella Homes brought fantasy to the suburbs

So here is a fairytale for you: a house for a family with a large yard in Los Angeles for sale at around $12,000.

Cover of original Cinderella Homes brochure. Photo credit:Vandruff Family Archives

How Cinderella Homes brought fantasy to the suburbs

So here is a fairytale for you: a house for a family with a large yard in Los Angeles for sale at around $12,000.

Ulrich Franzen, Philip Morris Research, Center Tower (1971), Richmond, VA, 1972 by Ezra Stoller

Ezra Stoller's Modern America: Philip Morris Research Center Tower | Architecture | Agenda | Phaidon

Ulrich Franzen, Philip Morris Research, Center Tower (1971), Richmond, VA, 1972 by Ezra Stoller

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: The Chieftain Chair | Design | Agenda | Phaidon

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: The Chieftain Chair | Design | Agenda | Phaidon

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: The Chieftain Chair | Design | Agenda | Phaidon

Wall Sofa, 1950, by Finn Juhl. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl since 2007

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: The Wall Sofa | Design | Agenda | Phaidon

Wall Sofa, 1950, by Finn Juhl. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl since 2007

The Poet Sofa by Finn Juhl

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: the Poet Sofa | design

The Poet Sofa by Finn Juhl

The FJ45 chair by Finn Juhl

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: The FJ45 chair | Design | Agenda | Phaidon

The FJ45 chair by Finn Juhl

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: the Chieftain Chair | Design | Agenda | Phaidon

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: The Chieftain Chair | Design | Agenda | Phaidon

Why did the Danish designer show pictures of African warriors beside this chair when he first unveiled it?

Looking Back at the TWA Flight Center | 2019-07-01 | Architectural Record

Looking Back at the TWA Flight Center

When the TWA Terminal by Eero Saarinen opened at Idlewild airport (now JFK) in New York in 1962, it embodied the allure of air travel. Its open “wingspan” welcomed travelers into the glamorous interior, with its sweeping concrete curves. Despite the beauty of its structural expressionism, it proved not to be functional for the long term. As jets got larger and more travelers took to the air, the terminal became obsolete, finally closing in 2001. Fortunately, it now has been impeccably…

Marcel Breuer and the Invention of Heavy Lightness

Marcel Breuer and the Invention of Heavy Lightness

In a series of institutional masterworks, Marcel Breuer sought to reconcile vernacular tradition with contemporary expression and an acceptance of the complexity of modern life.

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture | KCRW

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture

Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture | KCRW

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture

Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture | KCRW

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture

Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Hollyhock House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s first house in Southern California, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It and seven other structures were collectively inscribed as a serial nomination entitled The…

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Hollyhock House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s first house in Southern California, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It and seven other structures were collectively inscribed as a serial nomination entitled The…