Archive for Architecture

Unlisted Philadelphia: Hotel Powelton

Unlisted Philadelphia: Hotel Powelton

August 27, 2019  |  Architecture

Ben Leech spotlights unique and significant buildings not listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places with his architectural illustration series, Unlisted Philadelphia. In this installment, a Black Bottom landmark with ties to beer, Albert Barnes, and American jazz legends > more

Arata Isozaki, Installation Designer Of First Louis Kahn Retrospective, Receives Pritzker Prize

Arata Isozaki, Installation Designer Of First Louis Kahn Retrospective, Receives Pritzker Prize

May 30, 2019  |  Architecture

Celebrated Japanese architect Arata Isozaki wins the world's premier lifetime achievement award in the building arts. In Philadelphia, he is known for his creative installation design of the first retrospective devoted to Louis Kahn. Lance Knickerbocker has the story > more

Unraveling Myths About Philly's Pioneering African American Architect

Unraveling Myths About Philly’s Pioneering African American Architect

May 23, 2019  |  Architecture

Amy Cohen separates fact from fiction surrounding one of Philadelphia's most famous architects, Julian Francis Abele > more

Op-ed: Lessons Learned & Magic Found At Neutra's Hassrick House In East Falls

Op-ed: Lessons Learned & Magic Found At Neutra’s Hassrick House In East Falls

April 30, 2019  |  Architecture

In this personal essay Jefferson University architecture student Shannon McLain gives a passionate account of the student-led effort to preserve a mid-century modern home on Cherry Lane. > more

Public Space Rises From The Stacks At Parkway Central

Public Space Rises From The Stacks At Parkway Central

April 10, 2019  |  Architecture

Michael Bixler has this preview of the three new public spaces opening on Friday at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central branch > more