For most of us, a 23-year project sounds more like a punishment than it does an opportunity to explore your creativity. And yet for architect Robert Bruno, that’s exactly what his steel house is. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the former sculptor began making his home in 1973, adding layers bit by bit for nearly two and a half decades.
Smack in the middle of Myanmar is Bagan, an ancient city composed primarily of Buddhist temples. From the ninth through the 13th centuries, Bagan served as the cultural and economic capital of…
Free time is one of the few things that New York City doesn’t offer its denizens, and many living there look to commute times as one reason why. In New York, mass transit systems tend to take more time than they save. For those living on Manhattan’s east side, that’s finally about to end.
Fusing together modern and classical styles, this building in Valparaiso, Chile serves as an apt example of “façadism,” or the practice where a building’s façade is designed or constructed separately from the rest of the building.
Pending your tastes, façadism exemplifies the rewards of compromise (an existing space can be developed without sacrificing its historical elements) or proof that compromise doesn’t work (façadism tries to bring together two distinctive styles into one building and thus produces little more than visual confusion). In any case, the CSAV headquarters–featured above–in Valparaiso’s Sotomayor Plaza is sure to generate strong opinions.