cultural buildings

Isozaki “was the first well-known architect to work in Miami Beach” says protégé David Gauld

Arata Izosaki’s Bass Museum project paved the way for future starchitects to work in Miami Beach, says the Japanese architect’s contemporary David Gauld, who also credited the Art Basel fair with transforming the city’s attitudes towards culture and ar…

Frank Lloyd Wright subverted typical art-gallery layouts with spiral Guggenheim museum

Our week of celebrating the 150th anniversary of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth by examining his most important projects ends with the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, which he designed as a spiral ramp for viewing avant-garde ar…

Brickwork facade modelled on “abstract menorah” fronts Jewish community centre by Natoma Architects

Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University by Stanley Saitowitz and Natoma Architects Inc.

Stanley Saitowitz‘s firm Natoma Architects has created a Hillel House for Philadelphia’s Drexel University, with a red brick facade designed to reference the branched lampstands used in Jewish homes and temples, as well as the striated garments worn during prayer. Read more