A favorite sight in Vienna is the colorful Hundertwasser-Haus apartment complex built in 1985. The work of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser inspired the bold palette and wild foliage.
Awesome Engineering for Flood Control
Some of the world’s most amazing structures are also the most practical. Read more
Going Postal Across the USA
Every town has one, and even if you don’t need stamps, it’s worth a visit. From one-room cottages to magnificent Beaux-Arts edifices, America’s post office buildings reflect the history and culture of their communities. Sadly, many US Post Office buildings are endangered.
Join us as we tour America in search of these national treasures and the array of architecture they represent >> Post Office Buildings of the USA
Discover the New World of Eduardo Souto de Moura
If ever an architect could capture the spirit of a nation, it’s the Pritzker Prize-winning Eduardo Souto de Moura of Portugal.
Australia’s Green Architect
Australia is famous for breathtaking architecture like the Sydney Opera House, but travel beyond the urban centers and you’ll find the kinder, gentler design of Glenn Murcutt. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning architect is fond of quoting the Aboriginal proverb: “Touch the earth lightly.”
Shown above: The Magney House, Bingie Point, New South Wales, Australia. Photo by Anthony Browell from ‘The Architecture of Glenn Murcutt’ and ‘Thinking Drawing / Working Drawing’ published by TOTO, Japan, 2008, courtesy of the Architecture Foundation Australia
Beaux Arts in Boston
The Boston Public Library in Boston’s Copley Square owes its Beaux Arts opulence to nineteenth century architect Charles Follen McKim. This gelatin silver print was taken in about 1920.
Around the World With Richard Rogers
During a career that spans more than fifty years, British architect Richard Rogers has helped shape the modern era.
Celebrate Eero Saarinen
Curving, organic shapes are the hallmark of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. You may know him for grand, swooping structures like the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, or the Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C.
However, Saarinen also designed on a smaller scale. He began his career designing furniture with Charles Eames. By the 1960s, Saarinen’s Tulip Chair became a classic interior design motif.
See works designed by Eero Saarinen
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