More stories about History

  • Made-In Design Competition to Renovate Portuguese Washhouses

    The Made-In international design challenge is placing four existing washhouses on the boards for rennovation and slating a new location for construction in Guimarães, Portugal.

  • Unbuilt Washington

    The Architect of the Capitol surveys the city of Washington that almost was, in an exhibit at the National Building Museum.

  • Book: 'Alcatraz: History and Design of a Landmark'

    Alcatraz has a history of intrigue, but it also has a history of architectural styles, as documented in a new book by San Francisco architect Donald McDonald.

  • The Burden of History

    Is it possible to appreciate Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s new Barnes museum in Philadelphia on its own merits?

  • Deep Dive

    Tracing the legacy of architect Robert R. Taylor.

  • Book Alert: A New History of the Home

    If you were to mine the pile of books by my side of the bed, you'd find roughly equal tonnage of history and architecture. If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home promises a check in both columns.

  • Back to the Future

    Koolhaas and Obrist's history of how postwar Japanese Metabolists looked to the future of architecture.

  • occidental tourist

    Ornamentation is welcomed in certain applications. This Eastlake interior door knob—a popular late 1800s design that was a fixture of the 1897 Sears catalog—proves it.

  • bensonwood homes plies its craft in uva building restoration

    Timber-frame and prefab home building company Bensonwood of Walpole, N.H., has been contracted to restore a long-missing element to the University of Virginia's (UVA) Pavilion X. Designed by founding father, philosopher, and UVA architect Thomas Jefferson, Pavilion X was built around 1824.

  • 93 sites included on 2010 list of endangered world monuments

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin and Taliesin West make this year's endangered buildings list. The 2010 World Monuments Watch, announced Oct. 6, 2009, by the World Monuments Fund (WMF), comprises 93 cultural heritage sites across 47 countries, including nine