architecture

Arbiters of good taste often disagree. That is certainly true of architecture.

Late Wednesday, President Biden revoked a controversial executive order former President Trump signed in December called "Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture." The announcement from The White House was included in an executive order that revoked a number of Trump's actions as president.

Black and white photo of Large angled roof on  home at 503 Evergreen Circle was part of Rush Creek villages application to the National Register of Historic Places.
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Central Ohio is home to many historic neighborhoods with unique architectural identities. Most neighborhoods, such as German Village and Victorian Village, are heavily influenced by European architecture.

There is one neighborhood, however, that has a decidedly modern American influence. 

Workers across the country will be returning to the office over the coming weeks and months. But the CEO of one commercial real estate company doesn't see dramatic changes in the workplace.

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Back in February, President Trump set the architectural world reeling with a call for traditional designs for new federal buildings. He proposed an executive order, called "Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again," which took an out-with-the-new, in-with-the-old approach to architecture, calling modern federal buildings constructed over the last five decades "undistinguished," "uninspiring" and "just plain ugly."

Part of the old Kroger Bakery at 427 and 457 Cleveland Avenue.
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

The old Kroger Bakery factory will get a new life, if the Columbus Landmarks Foundation gets its way.

What Makes A Good Building Design

May 13, 2019
The new National Veterans Memorial And Museum.
Daniel Konik / Ohio Public Radio

Architectural Digest in its first such ranking has designated The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus the best-designed building in Ohio. 

Today on All Sides, what makes a good building design and how design affects the place.

Arata Isozaki spent much of his childhood in the shadow of World War II. As a native of the city of Oita, the Japanese architect grew up just across a slim body of water from Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb — and he says he saw firsthand the ease with which proud human achievements could be leveled.

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From Cincinnati to Cleveland, Ohio is home to houses designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s not every day one hits the open market.

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The Ohio House has unanimously passed a bill designating the barn as the official historical architectural structure of Ohio.

Columbus Museum of Art's New Addition

Nov 6, 2015
Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art opened the doors to its new wing, which adds an extra 50-thousand square feet. The opening marks the final phase of a three-part master expansion and renovation project. With lofty ceilings, an abundance of natural light, and copper and limestone interior, the contemporary design focuses on creating a place that inspires and connects all of Columbus.

Columbus Museum of Art's New Addition

Oct 26, 2015
Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art opened the doors to its new wing, which adds an extra 50-thousand square feet. The opening marks the final phase of a three-part master expansion and renovation project. With lofty ceilings, an abundance of natural light, and copper and limestone interior, the contemporary design focuses on creating a place that inspires and connects all of Columbus.

Destruction of Syria's Ancient Places

Sep 11, 2015
James Gordon / Wikimedia Commons

One of the most culturally significant pieces of architecture in the world, located in the city of Palmyra, Syria, has been destroyed by ISIS. Sites like it have been looted and destroyed across the Middle East. 

Destruction of Syria's Ancient Places

Sep 3, 2015
James Gordon / Wikimedia Commons

One of the most culturally significant pieces of architecture in the world, located in the city of Palmyra, Syria, has been destroyed by ISIS. Sites like it have been looted and destroyed across the Middle East. 

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By now we all know we should hit the gym, but sometimes we'd rather visit a museum or see a concert by the river. Thanks to some innovative architects, Columbus residents don't have to choose between physical and social wellness. We'll learn more this hour. We'll also look at a controversial new mammogram study, and get the latest nutrition news.

Guests

Barn Preservation in Ohio

Sep 22, 2010

Preserving Ohio’s historic barns for agricultural and adaptive re-use, with Timber Framers Guild executive director Joel McCarty, Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department director Tim Maloney, Friends of Ohio Barns president Ric Beck, and Preservation Trades Network executive director Rudy Christian.

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