Category Archives: Architecture

Floating cities and spiral skyscrapers were Kiyonori Kikutake’s answer to Tokyo’s urban crowding

TOKYO – Kiyonori Kikutake, the architect, who has died aged 83, was the driving force behind Japan’s Metabolism movement, notable for audacious city plans that were in the best traditions of science fiction. Having been galvanised in the Modernist cause

Floating cities and spiral skyscrapers were Kiyonori Kikutake’s answer to Tokyo’s urban crowding

TOKYO – Kiyonori Kikutake, the architect, who has died aged 83, was the driving force behind Japan’s Metabolism movement, notable for audacious city plans that were in the best traditions of science fiction. Having been galvanised in the Modernist cause

Modernist architect Eugene Weston, 87, considered the house one of the ‘last of the handcrafted objects’

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Modernist architect Eugene Weston III was in his early 30s when he declared that “the house is the last of the handcrafted objects” in an industrial age. The year was 1956, and he argued in The

Modernist architect Eugene Weston, 87, considered the house one of the ‘last of the handcrafted objects’

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Modernist architect Eugene Weston III was in his early 30s when he declared that “the house is the last of the handcrafted objects” in an industrial age. The year was 1956, and he argued in The

Quietly capable, Norma Merrick Sklarek, 85, was the first female African American architect in the country

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her

Quietly capable, Norma Merrick Sklarek, 85, was the first female African American architect in the country

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her

Architect Jack Lionel Warner, 84, led California-based firm named four times to Architectural Digest’s top 100 list

SEA RANCH, Calif. – Jack Lionel Warner, 84, an architect whose firm designed the Bel-Air Country Club and a wing of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in the Sea Ranch, Calif., said

Architect Jack Lionel Warner, 84, led California-based firm named four times to Architectural Digest’s top 100 list

SEA RANCH, Calif. – Jack Lionel Warner, 84, an architect whose firm designed the Bel-Air Country Club and a wing of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in the Sea Ranch, Calif., said

Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, 80, brought bold colors to public life and spaces

MEXICO CITY – Ricardo Legorreta, the acclaimed Mexican architect whose emphatic and boldly colored buildings are found throughout the Bay Area, died Dec. 30 in Mexico City. He was 80. His local work includes the Children’s Discovery Museum in downtown

Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, 80, brought bold colors to public life and spaces

MEXICO CITY – Ricardo Legorreta, the acclaimed Mexican architect whose emphatic and boldly colored buildings are found throughout the Bay Area, died Dec. 30 in Mexico City. He was 80. His local work includes the Children’s Discovery Museum in downtown