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Brad Pitt's foundation sues architect over New Orleans homes

Sep. 20, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Brad Pitt's foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says damages caused by architect John C....

Correction: Homes-Regional Modern story

Sep. 20, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

In a story Sept. 18 about how modernist homes vary by region, The Associated Press misspelled the publisher of two new books on the subject. It is The Monacelli Press. A corrected version of the story is below: More than just glass boxes: Modernist homes vary by region Far from being homogenous glass cubes,...

Robert Venturi, postmodernist architect, dies at 93

Sep. 20, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Architect Robert Venturi, who rejected austere modern design and instead ushered in postmodern complexity with the dictum "Less is a bore," has died. He was 93. His family released a statement on his firm's website saying Venturi died at home in Philadelphia on Tuesday after a brief...

Ikea considers making modernist office building into a hotel

Sep. 11, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A brutalist-style structure that was designed by famed architect Marcel Breuer and has sat vacant along Interstate 95 for over a decade may soon see new life as a hotel. Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea, which owns the property, is seeking approval from New Haven's City Plan...

Renzo Piano offers new bridge design for his beloved Genoa

Sep. 7, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Architect Renzo Piano has offered a new bridge design for his beloved hometown of Genoa to replace the one that collapsed last month, killing 43 people, saying it must be built to last 1,000 years and be "simple, solid ... but not banal." Piano joined city and regional officials on Friday to...

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Phoenix home for sale for $12.9M

Sep. 4, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix home that architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son and was spared from demolition is up for sale. The Arizona Republic reported Monday that the asking price for the spiral-shaped house in Phoenix's upscale Arcadia neighborhood is $12.95 million. Owner Zach Rawling...

Protesters: New Mexico City airport will hurt environment

Aug. 23, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Demonstrators marched through Mexico City on Thursday to protest a $15.7-billion airport project that threatens a decades-old effort to restore the lakes that originally covered the valley in which the capital and nearby cities are located. Carrying banners reading "The earth is not for...

Mexico's AMLO says public should decide fate of new airport

Aug. 17, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After vowing on the campaign trail to scrap an ambitious new airport being built for Mexico City, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that the fate of the $15.7 billion project should be decided by the nation's people. Lopez Obrador, who is to take office Dec. 1, said...

The Latest: Italy buries its Genoa dead as emotions surge

Aug. 17, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on this week's bridge collapse in Italy's Genoa (all times local): 10:20 p.m. With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims' hometowns. Several angry families rebuffed the offer of a...

The Latest: State police head says dept. stands by troopers

Aug. 14, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the settlement of a lawsuit against Louisiana State Police by a black Indiana man who was handcuffed and detained when he was a teenager in 2015 (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The commander of Louisiana State Police says the department stands behind troopers who faced a...