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Hungarian architect, dissident Laszlo Rajk dies at 70

Sep. 12, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Laszlo Rajk, a Hungarian architect, dissident and film and theater production designer, has died. He was 70. Rajk died Wednesday from an undisclosed illness, according to online architecture publication epiteszforum.hu. Rajk shared the name Laszlo with his father, a communist...

Naeem Khan launches his fashion collection at home

Sep. 11, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naeem Khan brought it home with his new spring-summer 2020 collection, launching his runway show in the chic lobby and courtyard of his New York City apartment building. The longtime designer set up shop Tuesday on the ground floor of the ultramodern Zaha Hadid Building on Manhattan's west...

A new look at Frank Lloyd Wright's textiles, home goods

Sep. 11, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A small but important exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores a little-known facet of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's creations: his line of wallpapers, printed and woven textiles, and other home goods designed for the public. "Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line,...

Rebuilding work continues, 18 years after 9/11

Sep. 11, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Over 18 years, the rubble left by the destruction of the World Trade Center has given way to a gleaming new complex of office towers, a museum, a transit hub and a memorial that draws millions of visitors each year. But though it no longer looks like a construction site, the rebuilding of...

At 9/11 memorial, new recognition for a longer-term toll

Sep. 9, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the names of nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims are read aloud Wednesday at the World Trade Center, a half-dozen stacks of stone will quietly salute an untold number of people who aren't on the list. The granite slabs were installed on the memorial plaza this spring. They recognize an...

San Francisco reverses order to rebuild historic home

Aug. 30, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials have reversed an order that would have forced a man who illegally demolished a San Francisco house designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra to rebuild the house exactly as it was. The city Planning Commission in December ordered Ross Johnston to rebuild...

Italian PM vows new Genoa bridge will be ready by April

Aug. 14, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has pledged that a new bridge for the Italian port city of Genoa will be ready by April, replacing the Morandi bridge that collapsed one year ago, killing 43 people. An emotional ceremony was held Wednesday in Genoa marking the anniversary of the tragic...

Nebraska bidder wins Wright-built house in Kansas City

Aug. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bidder from Nebraska has paid $920,000 for a house designed and built by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports that Heritage Auctions says the new owner wants to remain anonymous for now, but the bidder plans to honor the...

Fall décor's style song: feel-good vibes and personality

Aug. 6, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

For keen serial redecorators, it's time to start thinking about an autumn refresh. This fall, interior designers say there's demand for eclectic styles, interesting prints, rich hues and warm textures. STYLE SENSE The trim, tailored lines of midcentury decor have been ensconced in the home furnishings marketplace...

Huge NY show honors Brazilian Modern landscape architect

Jul. 30, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Through flowers, foliage and works of art, a big botanical garden show distills the genius of influential Brazilian artist and landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx. Curvy, graphic pathways draw visitors in, winding through eye-catching tapestries of bright, almost sculptural plant forms....