• How the Wood-Frame House Became America's Most Familiar Building

    15 days ago - By Arch Daily

    U.S Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale. Image Courtesy of reSITE
    This article was originally published on Common Edge Four years ago, the Pritzker Prize-winner Tadao Ando spectacularly converted a 1920s apartment building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago into exhibition spaces for a gallery named-in deference to its street address-Wrightwood 659. The gallery is currently staging a resourceful exhibition on wood-frame construction, the method by which more than 90% of U.S. houses are built. Rarely has wood-framing been the subject of an architectural show. It's too mundane a...
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