Posts tagged architecture
Posts tagged architecture
Happy Birthday Louis Sullivan!
“In 1879, Sullivan entered the Chicago office of architect and engineer Dankmar Adler, becoming his full partner in 1883. Together, Adler and Sullivan designed nearly two hundred residential, commercial, religious, and mixed-use buildings, primarily in the Midwest. Adler and Sullivan were highly regarded not only for their robustly modern and iconoclastic architecture—which illustrated Sullivan’s dictum “form follows function”—but for Sullivan’s complex and organic ornament. Their best-known buildings include the Auditorium Building in Chicago (1886-1890); the Wainwright building in Saint Louis, Missouri (1886-1890); the Schiller Building (1891) and the Stock Exchange (1893-1894) buildings, both in Chicago; and the Guaranty building in Buffalo, New York (1894-1895). It was also during this time that Sullivan became the leibermeister of Frank Lloyd Wright, who worked for Adler and Sullivan from 1888 to 1893.”
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[Photos: Jade Doskow]
Ryan Lintelman bait.
Caroline County Courthouse
Subject Vertical File (Caroline County - Courthouses)
Maryland Historical Society
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A fine lookin’ courthouse.
Montgomery Meigs designed our building with an ingenious ventilation system. He calculated that fresh air would circulate through the building every 2 minutes. #tbt #engineering
The Building Museum is in the coolest of buildings - now verivied.
August 29, 1962. New York. “TWA terminal, Idlewild. Union News restaurants — Lisbon Lounge II. Raymond Loewy.” Nowadays of course we have Sbarro’s and Panda Express at the airport, but 50 years ago people had to make do with this. Large-format safety negative by Samuel H. Gottscho. Via Shorpy.
“The Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Containing exhibits illustrating the cultural and technological development of our Nation from colonial times. Opened in 1964.”
wat is this place
Have I mentioned that I really like the Census building?
Suburban-infill done right. Photo by Jeffrey MacMillan for the Washington Post.
The 1929 Michigan Theater in Detroit turned parking lot by Sean Hemmerle
I think I could live here.
I like this. Reminds me of this article I read about Arts and Crafts style houses for my architecture class. People who built these houses often built niche beds beside fireplaces. So awesome.
“John Foster Dulles ain’t nothing but the name of an airport now.” 1958
"New York City circa 1900. ‘Casino Theatre, Broadway.’ 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company."
The U.S. Green Building Council has made a step towards resolving the entirely unnecessary dispute between preservationists and environmental advocates over which should take precedence in sustainable planning and architecture. The council’s LEED certification program has been revised this year to give added weight to projects that seek to preserve existing buildings - “Among its many changes, LEED 2009 includes some that will directly favor the preservation and continued use of existing buildings” since older structures are typically built of better materials and, overall, take environmental conditions into account.
One example is the Ohio Statehouse, which was built with ingenious light wells to bring sunlight into the interior of the building. In some places, there’s no need for electic light because of the durability of this 19th century solution.
Kudos to the Leed folks for recognizing that preservation is sustainability.
odd victorian: Victorian house in Westmoreland County, Virginia