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An Ancient Temple for Modern Cats

At Largo di Torre Argentina, an ancient temple complex excavated during Mussolini’s reign, the feral cats of Rome have found themselves a place to be worshiped. About 250 cats live here, cared for by the gattare, or cat ladies.  Many … Continue reading

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Bringing New Life to Old WWII Buildings

In the center of Vienna, Austria sits this old Flak Tower built by the Germans during WWII to defend against air raids. Today, Vienna’s Haus des Meeres could not serve a purpose any further from the its original intent.  It now houses … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright and the doghouse

This is the house, the doghouse, that Frank Lloyd Wright designed on commission from 12-year-old Jim Berger in 1952. Wright had designed the Berger family home for Jim’s father and Jim wanted a house for his dog Eddie that would “go with” … Continue reading

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How New York City Got the Greatest Grid

Via brainpickings.org comes this piece on the history of city planning for the greatest city in the world. How do you go from a ‘city’ dotted with farms, empty fields and a cesspool to the impressive grid system that New … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Our Green Selves – Daylight

In this new series of articles we will present ideas for commonsense “green” architectural solutions that were utilized in the past, but for various reasons the building industry over time stopped utilising them.  Not all of us can afford going … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Historic City Veterinary Hospital, Tulsa, OK

Tulsa saw an oil boom in the 1920’s that ushered in an era of wealth and expansion. This wasn’t a large city before, so the new found prosperity and constuction was an opportunity to explore new ideas and styles. And in … Continue reading

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