With the help of Docomomo PHL, here's a starting list of the most iconic modern buildings in the city, from the PSFS building to the Moore College of Art & Design.
Was the Philadelphia School of Architecture a radical movement?
From the beautiful Broad Street Station to the original Rodef Shalom Synagogue.
Much of the architect’s work met the wrecking ball in the 20th century. But a great deal of Frank Furness’s buildings remain standing in Philly. Here are 10 works that best show off that iconic Furness flair.
It’s got two beds and two baths
Nina Fisher shares her childhood memories of living in the Kahn-designed house in Pennsylvania.
It has giant, floor-to-ceiling panes of glass
Weise was a prolific modern Philly architect
Despite the Philly starchitect’s prolific portfolio, there were a few local projects that have been lost over the years to make way for new mixed-use developments.
here are five homes for sale in Philly and the beyond that were designed by Furness, from a $1.3 million townhouse in Rittenhouse Square to a immense mansion in the ‘burbs with more wood paneling that one could ever imagine.
The starchitect designed it for the Morton Weiss House. Now, it’s looking for a new owner.
A special September 23 event will let you wine and dine in these two architectural masterpieces.
The midcentury modern dormitory reopens after undergoing a 15-month renovation.
The five-year-long exhibit of the starchitect’s enduring work ends, fittingly, in his hometown.
The combined universities will use it as a place for visiting faculty and possibly as a learning space.
In honor of Venturi’s 92nd birthday, take a look back at his and Scott Brown’s iconic works based right here in Philadelphia.
The four homes are one of the few Wright-designed homes on the outskirts of Philly.
The iconic midcentury modern home sits against Fairmount Park and has hit the market after undergoing a top-to-bottom restoration.
In before-after photos and renderings, see how the art museum is expected to change as part of the ambitious $196 million Core Project, designed by Frank Gehry.
At today’s groundbreaking, architect Frank Gehry said of the renovations, "Can it do what Bilboa did? Hell yeah."
The historic home is now $245,000 cheaper after originally listing for $2,395,000 in October 2016.
The iconic home designed by Robert Venturi for his mother in the early 1960s has been added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. The designation awards the home preservation protection in the future.
It’s the starchitect’s first office building ever and the firm’s first Philly-based project. After breaking ground in 2015, construction is officially complete at the Navy Yard building.
Architectural Record considers them among the best
Once poised for demolition until neighbors rallied to save it, the Morton Weiss house designed by Louis Kahn is still sitting on the market for just under $1 million.
Before Stern became the starchitect and dean of Yale's School of Architecture, he got his start just like any other architect by designing smaller spaces, including this Elkins Park apartment.
Bjarke Ingels’ first Philadelphia project is close to completion at the Navy Yard and a recent photo shows just how nice it looks sitting on the edge of the campus’s award-winning Central Green.
One of Louis Kahn’s residential masterpieces was just awarded a Modernism in America Award by Docomomo, the American chapter of the international nonprofit committed to protecting and conserving modern architecture around the world.
Here are the stats: It's a massive 5-bedroom, 7-bath home that clocks in at 5,703 square feet. It's also double the width of a traditional rowhome. There's also an interior courtyard, and a garage with four parking spaces.
Architect Dan Nichols knew that buying the J.A. Sweeton Residence in Cherry Hill would involve 20 years of renovations and restorations. See how he and a team of engineers and craftsmen took on the biggest project on the Wright-designed home to date.