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November 06, 2009

Friday Fun: High-Heeled Hadid

Friday Fun: High-Heeled Hadid

You are proud of your Meier-designed home. Even proud to own a piece of Mies furniture. But what's on your feet? The well-heeled architecture-phile wouldn't be caught dead without Hadid or Gehry shoes. What the heck are we talking about? Read more for the online article from Architectural Record.

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November 02, 2009

AT&T Performing Arts Center Review Recap

The word is in...and in...and in on the architecture of the new AT&T Performing Arts Center. Most of the reviews have good things to say, with many pointing out the yin and yang counterpoint of the lipstick-red Winspear and the Wyly "theater machine." Several also point out the work still necessary to make the Arts District a truly vital neighborhood. We have a digest of the reviews we've found after the jump.

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October 30, 2009

Friday Fun: Talking Architecture

Friday Fun: Talking Architecture

As we kick the weekend off, here's a site for you linguistic architecture fans. Architectural Record's The First Word defines a single word and then shows a recent project illustrated by that word. It's worth a bookmark. For the link and today's word, click on the Read More link.

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October 28, 2009

Hither and yon...

Here's a gathering of the latest architectural news we've been paying attention to. Some of it local. Some of it further afield with local connections. And some of it just pretty darn interesting. Click on the Read More link for all of the details.

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October 27, 2009

DCFA and Arts District Launch Architecture Walking Tours

DCFA and Arts District Launch Architecture Walking Tours

The Arts District has been a thirty year plan in the making and now boasts buildings by four Pritzker Prize-winning architects within a span of several blocks. The district’s architectural richness extends beyond that, however, with examples of significant buildings erected as far back as the late 1880’s, just 40 years after Dallas’ founding. We will explore the history of the buildings and the culture of one of Dallas’ most interesting neighborhoods. For details, read more.

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October 26, 2009

Architectural Odds and Ends

We'll kick off the week with a smattering of news stories that we've collected over the last couple of weeks, including a look at another interesting performing arts space, a big honor for a local firm, and more info on the newly-created Dallas City Design Studio.

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October 23, 2009

Friday Fun: The Architecture of Star Wars

Friday Fun: The Architecture of Star Wars

Let's get back to our Friday Fun feature. This week, in honor of the big Star Wars concert out at Cowboys Stadium (already affectionately identified by some as the "Death Star"),let's take a look at the architecture of that great movie series. The link is after the jump.

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October 21, 2009

Skyline Architecture Students Attend TEDxSMU Conference

Peter Goldstein, faculty member at DISD's Skyline Architecture Cluster sends in this report on Skyline students attending the TED conference at SMU.

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October 16, 2009

Lord Norman Foster Speaks at the Winspear

Lord Norman Foster Speaks at the Winspear

Another day, another world-renowned architect. The AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Dallas Architecture Forum welcomed Lord Norman Foster to the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Our report follows after the break...

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October 15, 2009

Rem Koolhaas at the Wyly

Rem Koolhaas at the Wyly

We had the pleasure of attending Rem Koolhaas' talk this afternoon at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater presented by the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Dallas Architecture Forum. Who knew that Coney Island had been such an inspiration to this world-famous cutting-edge architect?!? Read the full report after the jump.

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