Machu Picchu’s “museumification” more harmful than new airport says Jean Pierre Crousse

A controversial new airport is not the biggest threat to Peru’s Sacred Valley, home to Machu Picchu, says Peruvian architect Jean Pierre Crousse. Construction of Chinchero Airport started two weeks ago on a site overlooking the historic Sacred Valley of the Incas, sparking protests from conservationists. But Crousse, co-founder of Lima firm Barclay & Crousse, […]

Carmody Groarke builds chainmail shed around Mackintosh’s Hill House

One of the most important works of Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh has been temporarily encased within a large transparent shed, called Hill House Box. London architecture studio Carmody Groarke has built the large structure around Hill House, the residence Mackintosh built for publisher Walter Blackie in 1902. Made from scaffolding and chainmail, the shed […]

Enclosure Architects revives Rudolph Schindler’s Manola Court apartments in Los Angeles

A Los Angeles apartment building designed by modernist architect Rudolph Schindler has been updated by local firm Enclosure Architects to provide accommodation for its owners as well as short-term stays. Tash Rahbar and Scott Strumwasser of the firm were enlisted to restore the sixteen-unit complex Manola Court, which Austrian-born American architect Schindler completed in Los […]

Buro Koray Duman unveils renovation and expansion plans for Noguchi Museum in Long Island City

New York firm Buro Koray Duman has revealed plans for a major overhaul of the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, which will see the studio and home of American-Japanese sculptor Isamu Noguchi opened up to the public for the first time. Buro Koray Duman‘s project intends to offer greater public access and expand the […]

Notre-Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt says Emmanuel Macron as millions are pledged

Breaking news: French president Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral after the fire, and million of euros have already been pledged in support. “This Notre-Dame Cathedral, we will rebuild it. All together,” Macron wrote on Twitter late last night, after the fire has already destroyed the roof and spire of the historic Paris cathedral. “This […]

Pritzker to sell Helmut Jahn’s postmodern Thompson Center in Chicago

The governor of Illinois, whose family started the Pritzker Prize, is set to sell Helmut Jahn‘s James R Thompson Center in Chicago, putting the fate of the postmodern building in “serious trouble”. Jay Robert Pritzker signed a bill on 5 April 2019 paving the way for the sale, and likely demolition, of the German-American architect’s massive 17-storey structure. Pritzker was […]

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