The High Line: and the Spectacular Rebirth of Public Space in New York
The slideshow feature is going strong featuring fantastic international architecture every Monday. Over the next few weeks you will see some incredible buildings, including the Thermal Baths by Peter Zumthor and architecture from Japan, Australia and Europe. I'm also heading to London for a few days in April with camera in tow, so expect some slideshows of architecture in London to appear sometime in the next few months. To check out our past slideshows click here: slideshows
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As I have settled into life in Berlin I have joined an architecture group that meets monthly to share drinks and discuss the built environment. The next meeting is at 8:00 pm April 13th at Kim Bar near Rosenthaler Platz. If you are in town you should stop by. Check out the Facebook group here: Berlin Architecture Circle
News broke a few weeks ago that a development company is defacing John Heujduk's Kreutzberg Towers, and since it has spread like wildfire across the online architecture community. Although I have mixed feelings about the proposed changes (they are currently under construction in fact) and am not sure it is worth all of the uproar, it is worth expressing your opinions. There is a petition garnering support to get the development company to respect the historic significance of the architecture.
Click on these to see images of the proposed design: 1) http://tinyurl.com/yhfkupv 2) http://tinyurl.com/yf7yxqpClick here to sign the petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/hejduk/petition.html
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