Rachel B. Doyle

Rachel B. Doyle

Senior Editor and Features Writer

Rachel B. Doyle reports from Europe, the U.S., and Africa on culture, travel, science, and history. Formerly: Deputy editor at Atlas Obscura, and News Editor at Curbed. Email: rachel.b.doyle@gmail.com

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curbed.com

Definitive Proof Nobody Did Costume Parties Like the Bauhaus

The rigorous design school in Weimar, Germany put on marvelous costume parties back in the 1920s.

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Meet the Black Architect Who Designed Duke University 37 Years Before He Could Have Attended It

Starting in 1902, Julian Abele designed hundreds of elegant public buildings, Gilded Age mansions, and huge swathes of a prestigious then-whites-only university's campus.

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On Paul Rudolph and Sarasota's Forgotten Modernist Mecca

Midcentury architect Paul Rudolph specialized in the airy Bauhaus-on-the-beach homes that became a hallmark of the style known as Sarasota Modern.

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The Story of a Radical Polygamist Colony and its $115M in Property

The Mormon splinter faction led by Warren Jeffs had 10,000 followers and had amassed some $115M worth of property in Utah and Arizona, with holdings in five other states and Canada.

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How Mies van der Rohe's Design for a Bacardi HQ in Cuba Became Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie

Halted by the Cuban Revolution, the modernist architect's iconic building resurfaced in Berlin eight years later.

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Explore 25 of the Year's Most Atmospheric Abandoned Buildings

From crumbling châteaux in Europe to an auctioned-off ghost town, this year the cultural obsession with abandoned buildings continued unabated.

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The 36 Most Talked-About Architect Projects of 2014

Nearly every few weeks an outrageous proposal was unveiled, or a ribbon was cut at some long-delayed project that had been bitterly fought over.