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Leading architects urge Israeli PM to cancel cable car plan

Mar. 17, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A group of leading international architects is appealing to Israel's government to halt its controversial plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's Old City. Some 30 architects, including Spanish Santiago Calatrava, famed for designing Jerusalem's Chords Bridge, celebrated American...

Across Baghdad, a moment of respite and guarded hope

Mar. 11, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad's main commercial district has seen more bombings than its residents can count. Death visited almost daily during times of war — most horrifically, a 2015 suicide bombing that ripped through two shopping malls, killing over 300 people. But over the past year or so, the...

Richmond exhibit seeks to reimagine Confederate statues

Mar. 9, 2019 11:40 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They are towering figures, larger-than-life statues that honor heroes of a bygone era. The Confederate leaders memorialized on Richmond's Monument Avenue were once revered, but have become flashpoints in a national debate about how symbols of slavery and white supremacy should be...

Keeping kids' rooms calm, colorful and (relatively) tidy

Mar. 6, 2019 10:04 AM EST

Spring cleaning season is here, and some of us got a head start by taking Marie Kondo's message to heart: You'll be happier if you eliminate clutter. In many households, no room is a bigger magnet for clutter than a child's bedroom. Designers say parents are increasingly interested in managing that clutter...

Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker for designs blending East, West

Mar. 5, 2019 7:39 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, credited with bringing together the East and West in his innovative designs, has been awarded this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize, known internationally as the highest honor in the field. The 2019 prize was announced Tuesday by the jury of the Hyatt...

Pritzker Prize, Irish-born architect Kevin Roche dies

Mar. 2, 2019 11:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The acclaimed Irish-born architect Kevin Roche has died, leaving his mark on world-class buildings from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the city's Museum of Jewish Heritage to airports in New York and Washington. A spokesman for his architectural firm says Roche died Friday at 96...

Lanvin makes a comeback at designer's debut show in Paris

Feb. 27, 2019 5:46 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — After several years in the creative wilderness, Lanvin has made a comeback. There was a palpable sense of relief — as well as praise — as noisy applause erupted at the end of the French couture house's catwalk show Wednesday, a debut from Bruno Sialelli, Lanvin's fourth designer...

Artist probes Russia's toxic legacy through family history

Feb. 20, 2019 7:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Pavel Otdelnov recalls how as a child he saw his mother boil his parents' bedding every day. His father worked in the factories of Dzerzhinsk, the center of Soviet chemical manufacturing, and the chlorine and phosgene that yellowed the sheets seeped through protective gear into his skin. "Dad...

Workers carefully remove remains of collapsed Genoa bridge

Feb. 9, 2019 11:33 AM EST

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Work is underway to remove what is left of the Morandi Bridge, the key highway span in the Italian city of Genoa that collapsed in August, killing 43 people. Engineers spent hours Saturday lowering a 36-meter (118-foot) long chunk of road, the start of demolition efforts to clear the...

ASK A DESIGNER: Options abound in flooring today

Feb. 6, 2019 11:07 AM EST

A stunning sofa or a beautiful wall color might catch your eye when you enter someone's home. But flooring is the key to any room, says interior designer Elina Cardet. As the visual base for every other design choice, "flooring is the most important decision," says Cardet, interior design director at Perkins and...