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Hadid, Gehry, and Others Fight to Save Helmut Richter’s Modernist Masterpiece

The Science Secondary School in Kinkplatz, Vienna is the work of late Modernist architect Helmut Richter. Considered to be his most iconic and enduring work, Richter’s school is now faced with partial demolition to make way for a conversion of the building’s… Sigue leyendo

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Alumni Launch Petition to Save the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture’s Accreditation

A group of alumni from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture have launched a petition on change.org to incorporate the school “as an independent subsidiary as required by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to ensure this irreplaceable treasure is perpetuated.” The school is currently at risk of losing its accreditation due to a recently enacted HLC law that requires colleges and other institutions to be  accredited separately from the organizations that sponsor them. The Frank Lloyd Wright School is currently funded as a part of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which supports both of the school’s campuses, and preserves collections of Wright’s work. 

“The School is a vibrant, rigorous, and fully accredited contemporary school of architectural design (offering an HLC- and NAAB-accredited M.Arch degree) that fills an irreplaceable niche as an alternative to conventional architectural education, a mandate set forth by Frank Lloyd Wright at its founding in 1932,” states the petition, which currently has over 400 signatures. Among the signatures are Mecanoo’s Francine Houben and Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa, who wrote: “Having stayed at Taliesin West for five months as a Scholar in Residence, I have deeply understood the great potential of the School.”

Learn more and sign the petition on change.org.

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Save Arkansas’ Thorncrown Chapel From A Destructive Threat!

Another architectural masterpiece faces the threat of its aesthetic dignity being destroyed—but there’s something you can do about it! One of the world’s most exquisite examples of organic architecture, the Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas was built in 1980 by E. Fay Jones, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. A stunning glass and steel Sigue leyendo

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We, The People Petition Obama Administration For Death Star

Earlier in the year, we wrote how students from Lehigh University had estimated what it would actually cost to build a Death Star. The answer? “Roughly 13,000 times the world’s GDP,” though the figure was later contested by geeks all over… Sigue leyendo

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We, The People Petition Obama Administration For Death Star

Earlier in the year, we wrote how students from Lehigh University had estimated what it would actually cost to build a Death Star. The answer? “Roughly 13,000 times the world’s GDP,” though the figure was later contested by geeks all over… Sigue leyendo

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