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The National Building Museum presents two exhibitions on theme of unbuilt work at venues in Washington, D.C.
May 8, 2012
The Day I Bought an Easy Bake Oven
House & Home curator Sarah Leavitt reveals the unorthodox and amusing story behind a wall of household objects that have both shaped and been shaped by American experiences of home.
May 8, 2012
5x5 Public Art Project
The National Building Museum is participating in the 5x5 Project by hosting a unique art installation.
April 12, 2012
Interview with an Architectural Icon: Juhani Pallasmaa
Juhani Pallasmaa has written and designed his way into the zeitgeist of architectural discourse. National Building Museum Online contributor Andrew Caruso interviewed Juhani during his time as a professor in residence and 2011 Walton Critic at The Catholic University of America.
April 3, 2012
2012 Honor Award Gala Recap
Over 600 guests at this year’s Honor Award gala celebrating the Urban Land Institute watched a special message from former President Bill Clinton; heard from Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution, LLC, and co-founder of America Online; and enjoyed a beautiful evening in the Museum’s Great Hall.
April 3, 2012
Lighting the Lawn for the National Cherry Blossom Festival
To celebrate the centennial of Tokyo’s gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C., the National Building Museum will light its 5th St. NW lawn with pink light for a limited time.
March 6, 2012
Two Questions, Four Women
Hear from the four panelists in the 2012 Women of Architecture program.
March 6, 2012
The City Imagined on Film
The Museum is partnering with the American Film Institute to present ten films depicting futuristic views of city life and urban design.
February 7, 2012
The Modern Era
In the final installment of the curator’s special series on the exhibition Unbuilt Washington, G. Martin Moeller, Jr. considers recent proposals for the capital by such architects as Santiago Calatrava, Daniel Libeskind, and Edward Durell Stone.
February 6, 2012
Buildings Made of Snow
Igloos may be the most well-known icy abodes, but they are not the only snow structures on the scene these days. From hotels to castles to entire villages, people are building all sorts of snow structures around the world. Here are five of our favorites...
January 10, 2012


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