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Architecture and Art: Not So Very Different

Can architecture be defined as art? Some people think so. Still others might not make the same comparison, but it’s hard to deny that architecture is a source of inspiration. It’s human nature; we’re affected and inspired by the world around us. Sometimes that inspiration is a tree or a mountain. But the environment isn’t…

Film Director James Cameron Builds a Better Solar Panel

What’s the biggest complaint about solar panels, aside from the expense? It’s probably their lack of widespread aesthetic appeal. But Hollywood film director and solar aficionado, James Cameron, has developed something so attractive and useful, it’s like a solar flower field that can reduce grid-based electricity consumption to zero, or close to it. Attractive and…

4 of 2015’s Most Endangered Historic Locations

America’s history might not rank with some European countries, but it is nonetheless filled with examples of important architectural and natural locations. And while historic preservation societies exist from coast to coast, the simple truth is that everything can’t be saved, whether or not it’s worthy. The National Trust for Historic Preservation publishes a list…