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Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum. Image from thecreatorsproject.com  The world lost a legend this week, with the passing of Oscar Neimeyer. He had an incredibly long career and life, he was 104 years old. He has left a legacy of amazing, sculptural and beautiful building in Brazil,

Here are some buildings that are very governmental. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="415"] The Washington Governor's Mansion - by Russell and Babcock[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="780"] US Capitol, Benjamine Latrobe image from visitingdc.com[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignright" width="778"] Washington State Capitol Building by Wilder and White[/caption] Apparently, Governmental, up until very

Life can be brutal. Architecture can be brutal, and then we call it "Brutalism". The most famous example of Brutalism is the Boston City Hall by Paul Rudolph: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image from Architect.com[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="490"] image from Slow Painting Blog[/caption] Some examples are quite fantastic

Image from TreehuggerA theme to many of these Facade Friday! posts that I see emerging is that I am drawn to facades that are screen-like in nature. I also am very intrigued by facades that are active and use non-traditional materials and/or traditional materials in

Rocks! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1157"] Image from indulgy.com[/caption]   I've always loved this facade. Such a basic idea, stolen from our friends the engineers over at hill-side management, inc. who use gabions to hold back and stabilize hills. The neighborhood I grew up in was accessed by a winding

We're back after being camping on the coast last week. And by "we" I mean me and my dog and this here blog.In honor of my upcoming birthday, I will feature a facade by an architect (and his partner) that shares my special day with me.