The words of John Ruskin. In this day of built in obsolescence much of what is being built has very little lasting merit. From strip malls to Gingerbread Victorian to faux Tuscan. On the other hand we have been delinquent in not protecting that which was built to last forever like Penn Station and the Vanderbilt Mansion on Fifth Avenue. Gone. So sad. #architecturalintegrity#architecturallegacy#landmarkbuildings ...
Vale IM PEI
I.M. Pei, the Chinese born architect who was best known for designing the courtyard to the Louvre in Paris, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Kennedy Library in Boston, has died at the age of 102 #impei#architecturallegacy ...
Historic homes are my love language. And I learned something really cool in my latest issue of @gardenandgun. Charleston is home to the country’s only 4-year school dedicated to traditional + historical building techniques - American College of the Building Arts. Before this institution began, architects and builders had to be brought in from Europe to oversee the preservation of our nation’s historic homes because no Americans were being taught those kinds of skills. Now, they are. And this makes me so excited. Our architectural legacy as a nation has to be more than cookie-cutter homes, steel skyscrapers, and dime-a-dozen strip malls. Charleston has me energized and happy to see that slow, intentional beauty is still highly valued. #nathanielrussellhouse#historiccharleston#flyingstaircase#theydontmakethemlikethisanymore#beautyoverspeed#architecturallegacy#theholycity ...
Project: 2018, Torre Cuarzo on Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico
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Sitting boldly alongside Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, the Torre Cuarzo is a mixed-use building complex designed by Richard Meier & Partners in collaboration with #DiametroArquitectos who also acted as the project’s developer.
This distinguished Boulevard was designed to commemorate the history of the Americas and has become a major commercial thoroughfare that cuts diagonally across the city. The overall design of the building considers the current constraints of the city while accounting for the possibility of future development and change of its surroundings.
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Exterior view from boulevard.
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@richardmeierpartners is proud to be a finalist for the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award. Vote for us now! 🔗in @architizerawards bio.
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