Five Cool Facts About Glass Block

When you hear glass, you probably first think of plain glass windows. Glass, however, has had a long history of varied uses in architecture. Among them: glass prisms and glass blocks. I had seen glass blocks from the mid-twentieth century (my 1960s era high school featured them in all the stairwells) but it wasn’t until… Read More Five Cool Facts About Glass Block

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Fire Station Reuse Success: Renton Historical Museum

The Renton Historical Museum just southeast of Seattle is in an eye-catching building that doesn’t look like any museum I’ve seen before. And it’s no wonder: this building, with its Art Moderne curves and three central doors was originally the Renton fire station. Needless to say, even as a fire station, this building is pretty… Read More Fire Station Reuse Success: Renton Historical Museum

The Surprising Place for the Best Architecture Photos

Do you ever look at a photo and wonder, where exactly was the photographer standing to get that shot? I love taking pictures of buildings and sometimes explore for good angles (I climbed on top of a wall to snap this one, and I took these pictures from an L platform). But, if you’re a photographer as well, you’ll know… Read More The Surprising Place for the Best Architecture Photos