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Architecture & Design
The Extraordinary and the Ordinary: The Courthouse Cube

The Extraordinary and the Ordinary: The Courthouse Cube

Wilford Woodruff records that when Brigham Young first saw the Salt Lake Valley he said: “It is enough. This is the right place. Drive on.” Now, 165 years later, the Salt Lake Valley may be the right place and the Design Excellence process may be the right heuristic for producing an iconic building designed by an...

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Build Local: Variety in Early LDS Meetinghouses

Build Local: Variety in Early LDS Meetinghouses

  In Utah’s newer neighborhoods, it is difficult to tell one LDS meetinghouse from another. A continuing process of central planning and modular design has meant that over the past half-century LDS ward houses have come to look more and more alike: increasingly large parking lots surround a generally unadorned structure with minimal windows that...

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SLOCAL QUINKY-DINKS: Jane Jacobs Walks & Hiding in Plain Sight: Places Rediscovered

SLOCAL QUINKY-DINKS: Jane Jacobs Walks & Hiding in Plain Sight: Places Rediscovered

Saturday, May 3rd, there are two chances to be slow and local; both are reifications of idea-foundations for building great cities, as drafted by Jane Jacobs (1916-2006). A year after her passing, friends and followers organized a series of Jane Jacob Walks (janejacobswalk.org) — neighborhood walks designed to help people experience the unique systems of...

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BLOCKS 69/70: Spaces_Between

BLOCKS 69/70: Spaces_Between

by J. Michael Redd At 40o45’47.2” N 111o53’41.3’W(DMS) is a metal frame constructed of 2”x 2” metal tubing, designed and built by Craft Lake City and operated by the Temporary Museum of Permanent Change (TMPC). Heading east and west from this point, you’ll find twelve identical frames, strung along Salt Lake City’s Broadway. For the...

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Jane's Home

Jane’s Home

It’s a South Temple mansion filled with ideas – as well as a major Utah art collection. A singular place founded on a single principle: that of the Golden Rule.

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Stone Timber and Steel: The Logic of Structure

Stone Timber and Steel: The Logic of Structure

Becoming proficient in a field can sometimes make life difficult. Like an artist who visits friends and relatives and must keep to herself how bad the paintings in the house are. Something similar happens to John Griswold when he sees houses built with structural elements wholly out of keeping with their purposes. Standing on the...

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Cal Nez: Design for the Diné

Cal Nez: Design for the Diné

As he gets ready for a new exhibit of paintings as well as the July 24th Intertribal Powwow, Cal Nez talks with Ann Poore about design, art and the bridging of cultures

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Utah Public Artwork One of Top 50 in Nation

Utah Public Artwork One of Top 50 in Nation

Susan Narduli’s “Land and Time,” a multi-media installation at the Natural History Museum of Utah, was selected by  The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network’s Year in Review as one of the top 50 public artworks in the United States for 2011. Narduli’s work begins outside with etched concrete sidewalks and continues just inside...

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Kimball Art Center Design Wins DesignArts Utah

Kimball Art Center Design Wins DesignArts Utah

Sparano + Mooney Architecture’s design proposal for the addition and renovation to the Kimball Art Center in Park City has been selected to receive the 2012 Juror’s Award for DesignArts Utah 2012. Juror David Revere McFadden from the Museum of Art & Design in New York City jurored this year’s annual statewide competition. Sparano +...

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Sustain the Granary

Sustain the Granary

The Sustain the Granary event in Salt Lake City is this Friday, June 15, 6 to 10 pm. There is plenty happening at this week’s Gallery Stroll in Salt Lake City, so it is with a touch of trepidation that we bring up a concurrent event . . . but seeing as we’ve already run...

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Salt Lake Modern's Tour of St. Mary's

Salt Lake Modern’s Tour of St. Mary’s

Being an informed local citizen means knowing your city: knowing its neighborhoods, its architecture, its natural and its human-made wonders. It makes living in the city a richer experience, and inspires one to become engaged in the public process of creating a city. That’s why this month we are encouraging our readers in the Salt...

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Raise the Granary

Raise the Granary

Nan Ellin takes us to Salt Lake's Granary District to find out why locals think the area needs to be raised rather than razed.

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