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To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked the Brazilian non-profit group Arquitetas Invisíveis to share with us a part of their work, which identifies women in architecture and urbanism. They kindly shared with us a list of 48 important women architects, divided… Sigue leyendo
“I cannot, in whole conscience, recommend architecture as a profession for girls. I know some women who have done well at it, but the obstacles are so great that it takes an exceptional girl to make a go of it. … Sigue leyendo
The Architects’ Journal as named Teresa Borsuk… of Pollard Thomas Edward “Woman Architect of the Year 2015.” The prestigious title, awarded last year to Mecanoo’s Francine Houben, is being presented to Borsuk for her “remarkable” ability to improve equality within her Sigue leyendo
The Wall Street Journal recently detailed the complex history of E-1027, the house which Eileen Gray designed with her lover Jean Badovici in Southern France: from the murals which Le Corbusier painted on the walls (without Gray’s permission) to the murder that happened there in 1996 to the restoration that has been going on for over a decade (a supposed “massacre” of the original). You can read the full article here.
To rephrase James Brown, “Architecture is a man’s world, but it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.” Cultural amnesia was called damnatio memoriae in Ancient Rome and was issued when someone was condemned not to be remembered. In America, we just call it an architecture firm. Similar to the burial of …Continue Reading
Charles and Ray Eames’s Case Study House 8 in Los Angeles Architects tend to be masters of elegance in design, especially in the realm of the home. But when it comes to their own abodes, they tend to take a few more licenses. These houses often serve as testing grounds for the architect’s most adventurous ideas, …Continue Reading
As we’ve mentioned before, Irish designer Eileen Gray… was undoubtedly one of the most influential, and most overlooked, designers of the 20th century. However, a new Kickstarter campaign aims to put that right once and for all. The campaign is seeking funds to help renovate Gray’s Sigue leyendo