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  • German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death

     German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death
    A day after his death, German architect Frei Otto, best known for the tentlike structures of the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, on Tuesday was named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor.
  • Architect Frei Otto awarded Pritzker Prize a day after his death

     Architect Frei Otto awarded Pritzker Prize a day after his death
    Frei Otto, the German architect and engineer best known for his tent-like structures for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, has been posthumously named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Prize, the highest honor in architecture. Otto died Monday in...

    Ray Bradbury's Los Angeles home of 50 years is being torn down

    Ray Bradbury's Los Angeles home of 50 years is being torn down
    Ray Bradbury lived in his 1937 Los Angeles home for more than 50 years. After the author of "Fahrenheit 451" died in 2012, the house was readied for sale. The home in the Cheviot Hills neighborhood was filled with original details, such as built-in...

    Groupon co-founder pays $19.5 million for Glencoe mansion

    Groupon co-founder pays $19.5 million for Glencoe mansion
    Billionaire entrepreneur and Groupon cofounder and CEO Eric Lefkofsky has paid $19.5 million in cash for a vintage, 15,800-square-foot mansion on 4-acres on Lake Michigan in Glencoe, the highest-price home purchase in the Chicago-area. Lefkofsky, 45,...

    An amateur roofer's tribute to architecture

     An amateur roofer's tribute to architecture
    Just before reaching age 80, I patched a leaky roof, disdaining professional help. This winter's storms will soon test my repair, thus demonstrating how much I remembered from architecture school before turning in my T-square and triangle almost 60...