Architecture en Architecture And Urban Design In Charlotte <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte often gets a bad rap for its lack of good architecture around the city, but there are newer structures cropping up that are starting to turn that feeling around. The </span>Bechtler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Museum building is one of those new, </span>innovatively<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> designed buildings, which opened back in 2010. The building is only the second public building in the country designed by renowned Swiss architect </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Mario Botta</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Today, the </span>Bechtler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> opens an exhibition of </span>Botta’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> work around the world, and so we’ll talk about urban design and iconic buildings worldwide and in Charlotte, and what architecture can do to shape the texture of a city.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 44054 at Architecture And Urban Design In Charlotte Historic Charlotte Offers A Chance To Go Inside 'Mad Men' Era Homes <p></p><p>Mid-century modern architecture is not known for being flashy. Architects in the 1950s and 60s took their inspiration from nature, designing unadorned homes with low sloped roofs and large windows. They may not stand out from the outside, but inside it’s a different story. Saturday’s Mad About Modern Home tour &nbsp;offers a chance to go <em>inside</em> 8 of the city’s mid-century gems. Duncan McFadyen&nbsp;talks to Historic Charlotte executive director Nicole McBeth.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 11 May 2013 11:49:00 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 27053 at Historic Charlotte Offers A Chance To Go Inside 'Mad Men' Era Homes The Architecture Of Richard Neutra <p>They called him a “prophet of clean, crisp, modernism”, and behind Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra one of the 20th century’s most famous architects.</p><p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:03:02 +0000 Briana Duggan 15690 at The Architecture Of Richard Neutra Mid-Century Modern Architecture <p>The mid-20th century saw the birth of home designs characterized by simple, clean lines with large windows and open floor plans. Think Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra. Some say those once modern homes are now outdated but since Richard Neutra’s death, his son, Dion, has been working to preserve those homes and advocating for their place in architectural history. He joins us in advance of his visit to the Bechtler, when Charlotte Talks. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 15653 at Mid-Century Modern Architecture