The Day I Bought an Easy Bake Oven

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

By Sarah Leavitt I never had an Easy Bake Oven as a kid. Maybe that’s why it was a special thrill when I got to buy one as an adult…as part of my job. The only problem is that I never had a chance to...

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Interview with an Architectural Icon: Juhani Pallasmaa

Monday, March 26, 2012

By Andrew Caruso National Building Museum Online contributor Andrew Caruso interviewed Juhani Pallasmaa during his time as a professor in residence and 2011 Walton Critic at The Catholic University of America.Offering the design field some of its most poignant reflections, Juhani Pallasmaa has written and...

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Buildings Made of Snow

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The igloo, of course, is the most famous of all snow buildings. They are mainly associated with the Inuit people, but have been found throughout the Canadian Arctic region as well as Greenland. Igloos are constructed of independent blocks of ice leaning on one other...

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The Modern Era

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Part 4 in a Series on Unbuilt Washington Unbuilt projects punctuate the history of modern Washington, and it is remarkable how quickly some of these proposals have been forgotten. Many Washingtonians, for instance, remember Frank Gehry’s design of 1999 for the extension of the Corcoran...

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Aspiring to Beauty

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Part 3 in a Series on Unbuilt Washington Given the current political climate, it is hard to imagine an era in which elected officials and even private citizens from across the country were clamoring for the federal government to spend money on the beautification of...

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