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ArchitectDesign · 1W ago

A Classical Gem: Bertram Goodhue's National Academy of Sciences

Last week the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the ICAA toured a fantastic classical structure by Bertram Goodhue, the National Academy of Sciences. Like much of his work it defies categorization but...
ArchitectDesign · 3W ago

Powis Castle gardens, Wales

In the wealth of saved emails from penpal Neil, Powis Castle stands out as a remarkable bu...
ArchitectDesign · 4W ago

Gil Schafer, A place to call home

The most highly anticipated book this year has got to be architect Gil Schafer's "A Place to Call Home" from Rizzoli.  His first book, 2012's "The Great American House", was a huge hit and is one of my top favorite design books in my library. The boo...
ArchitectDesign · 1M ago

Making House: Designers at Home

Book publishing season is upon us and it feels like everyday a great new design book hits the stands to devour! Rizzoli is about to release "Making House: Designers at Home"  by Dominic Bradbury which is one of those great peaks into our favorite des...
ArchitectDesign · 2M ago

Lechlade, Gloucestershire

I've recently been looking back at a cache of saved emails I have from my online penpal Ne...
ArchitectDesign · 2M ago

Museum of the 18th century - Musee Cognacq-Jay, Paris

One of the many small charming museums of Paris is the Musee Cognacq-Jay, covering the influential design of the 18th century. The collection was formed by the founders of La Samaritaine department store and opened to the public in 1929 although in a...
ArchitectDesign · 2M ago

Exploring the Luxembourg Gardens

Another favorite spot in Paris is the Luxembourg Gardens, named after the famed palace the...
ArchitectDesign · 3M ago

The Petit Palais, Paris

Across the street from the famous exhibition hall the Grand Palais sits its more decorativ...
ArchitectDesign · 3M ago

Rodin and roses

One of my favorite museums in Paris is the Musee Rodin housed in the historic Hotel Biron.  Designed in 1732 by architect Jean Aubert (debatedly with help from Jacques Gabriel), the building...
ArchitectDesign · 3M ago

Chateau de Malmaison tour

While in Paris we visited a spectacular chateau known primarily as the home to Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte, the Chateau de Malmaison.Josephine purchased the dilapidated country estate in 1799 while Napoleon was at war in Egypt and undertook a ma...