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3453 New Mexico 14 by Bill Stengle
3453 New Mexico 14 by Bill Stengle

Architecture

“Green” Living

Modern Home Tours brings sustainable homes to New Mexico

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 19 2013 3:20 PM ]

Frank Lloyd Wright once said that “every great architect isnecessarilya great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” Given that we live in a state that stresses the importance of sustainable living and eco-friendly promise, the field of architecture has progressed with the trends of becoming environmentally viable.

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Albuquerque should be glorifying flashy, vintage buildings like this one—not homogenizing them.
Albuquerque should be glorifying flashy, vintage buildings like this onenot homogenizing them.

Architecture

Car dealership ditches cool roof

By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Wed Dec 7 2011 1:05 PM ]

This photo was taken a few weeks ago at the northwest corner of Lomas and University. By now the exuberant, mid-century roof (a style referred to as mannered modernism), dating back to the glory days of the American automobile, is mostly obscured by a bland facade.

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R.I.P. Aztec Motel
R.I.P. Aztec Motel

Architecture

Aztec Motel razed

By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Tue Jun 14 2011 1:06 PM ]

A piece of Americana was lost last week as the Aztec Motel, which once stood at Central and Aliso in Nob Hill, was demolished. According to this KRQE report, owner Jerry Landgraf, said it would have cost too muchan estimated $1 million (which, in the scheme of things, seems like an insignificant amount of money)to restore the memorabilia-bedecked landmark, built in 1932. Landgraf now intends to erect lofts or shops at the site. On the bright side, the City of Albuquerque owns El Vado and the De Anza, and plans to restore those historic Route 66 motels.

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