Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

In camera

August 17, 2017

Today’s Zippy takes us to photographic LA:

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While namechecking the famous American photographers Diane Arbus, Edward Weston, Berenice Abbott, and Weegee, Zippy peers in the window of the Darkroom at 5370 Wilshire Blvd. in LA, now a bar and restaurant, originally a camera shop in the shape of a camera.

Looking for buidings in the shape of a camera will then take us around the world, thanks to a construction company in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia.

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Two European estates in America

August 14, 2017

The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores MI (which brings us a satisfying instance of the –palooza libfix); and the Castello di Amorosa near Calistoga CA (which offers a range of California wines and also Belgian-style chocolate). The first designed to reproduce the vernacular architecture of the English Cotswolds, the second a fantasy re-creation of an Italian castle.

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Ruin or architectural masterwork?

December 13, 2015

Yesterday’s Zippy, a reflection on art and architecture:

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Not too far off Gehry’s own house in Santa Monica.

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Zipparchitecture

November 21, 2015

Today’s Zippy takes us to Seattle:

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The pop-culture experience of the EMP Museum.

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Flintstone days

September 3, 2015

In the local real estate news (from NBC Bay Area yesterday), “‘Flintstones’ House in Hillsborough Listed for $4.2M” by Tamara Palmer and Ian Cull:

Hillsborough’s most recognizable piece of real estate has hit the market.

The home at 45 Berryessa Way, though relatively small by the town’s standards at 2,730 square feet, is seeking a big price tag of $4.2 million

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A story that will take us through several twists and turns of pop culture.

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Architectural notes

June 13, 2014

Today’s Zippy:

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cornice, soffit, fascia, frieze board, dentil — technical terms of architecture that get Zippy off (so much so that he uses soffit, fascia, frieze board as a mantra).

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