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Following in Frank’s footsteps

How a Philly couple discovered the modern architect Frank Weise through his plans

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Philly’s 11 most iconic modern buildings

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.

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Philly’s most iconic buildings, mapped

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Independence Hall, these buildings are the heart and soul of this city.

Louis Kahn and his Philadelphia architecture revolution

Was the Philadelphia School of Architecture a radical movement?

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The Frank Furness work you’ll never see in Center City

From the beautiful Broad Street Station to the original Rodef Shalom Synagogue.

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11 fantastic buildings by Frank Furness in Philly

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.

In Cherry Hill, midcentury gem by Malcolm Wells wants $380K

It’s got two beds and two baths

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The pioneers of Philadelphia’s modernism movement

From architects to city planners, this group of seven paved the way for a modern Philly.

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What Lou taught me: Growing up in Kahn’s Fisher House

Nina Fisher shares her childhood memories of living in the Kahn-designed house in Pennsylvania.

The ultimate Louis Kahn East Coast road trip

Here are 10 of Kahn’s projects, big and small, that have withstood the test of time in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

An illustrated guide to Louis Kahn

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings

In KOP, original midcentury modern ‘Deck house’ wants $600K

It has giant, floor-to-ceiling panes of glass

Curbed Philly’s top 10 homes this year

There’s a lot of variety

Frank Weise-designed Fairmount home offers modern touches for $760K

Weise was a prolific modern Philly architect

Where is Louis Kahn at Greenbelt Knoll?

His name is found in every mention of the groundbreaking housing development. So why does the paper trail come up short?

Remembering Louis Kahn’s demolished work in Philadelphia

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.

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9 homes Louis Kahn designed in and around Philly

Kahn’s residential work is few and far between, and they’re all found scattered throughout the Philly region.

5 Frank Furness homes for sale in Philly and beyond

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.

A rare desk designed by Louis Kahn is headed to the auction block

The starchitect designed it for the Morton Weiss House. Now, it’s looking for a new owner.

Take a rare tour of the Margaret Esherick and Vanna Venturi houses

A special September 23 event will let you wine and dine in these two architectural masterpieces.

Inside Penn’s $80M renovation of Eero Saarinen’s Hill College House

The midcentury modern dormitory reopens after undergoing a 15-month renovation.

Fascinating exhibition offers deep dive into Louis Kahn’s life and work

The five-year-long exhibit of the starchitect’s enduring work ends, fittingly, in his hometown.

Thomas Jefferson University buys Richard Neutra’s Hassrick Residence for $1.9M

The combined universities will use it as a place for visiting faculty and possibly as a learning space.

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’s iconic works in Philly

In honor of Venturi’s 92nd birthday, take a look back at his and Scott Brown’s iconic works based right here in Philadelphia.

A brief history of Frank Lloyd Wright’s little-known ‘Ardmore Experiment’

The four homes are one of the few Wright-designed homes on the outskirts of Philly.

Richard Neutra’s Pitcairn house now $100K cheaper

The iconic midcentury modern home in Huntingdon Valley is now down to $2.8 million.

Richard Neutra’s iconic Hassrick Residence in East Falls lists for $2.195M

The iconic midcentury modern home sits against Fairmount Park and has hit the market after undergoing a top-to-bottom restoration.

5 ways the Philadelphia Museum of Art will look different by 2020

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.

Philadelphia Museum of Art breaks ground on Gehry’s $196M Core project

At today’s groundbreaking, architect Frank Gehry said of the renovations, "Can it do what Bilboa did? Hell yeah."

Rare Frank Furness home in Rittenhouse Square now $2.15M

The historic home is now $245,000 cheaper after originally listing for $2,395,000 in October 2016.

Vanna Venturi House in Chestnut Hill achieves historic designation

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.

BIG’s 1200 Intrepid at the Navy Yard earns LEED Gold certification

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.

PSFS, the Barnes, and Vanna Venturi House among 125 most important works of architecture

Architectural Record considers them among the best

Once saved from demo, Louis Kahn’s Morton Weiss house is still for sale

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.

Elkins Park apartment designed by a young Robert A.M. Stern asks $399K

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.

BIG’s 1200 Intrepid nears completion at the Navy Yard

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.

Inside the award-winning Louis Kahn's Margaret Esherick House restoration

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.

Incredible Frank Furness home chops $200K off asking price

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.

Inside the Restoration of a Frank Lloyd Wright Home

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.