architecture http://kcur.org en Prairie School Style Architecture In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/prairie-school-style-architecture-kansas-city <p>Kansas City architect Clarence Shepard was deeply influenced by <a href="http://www.prairieschoolarchitecture.com/">Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie School Style</a> when he designed more than 600 homes and churches in the region a century ago.</p><p>Shepard was a native of New York, grew up in Clay Center, Kan., and came to work in Kansas City at the beginning of the 20th&nbsp;century for the Kendall Co. and the J.C. Nichols Co., among others.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:02:39 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 59359 at http://kcur.org Prairie School Style Architecture In Kansas City History And Future of Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple http://kcur.org/post/history-and-future-kansas-city-scottish-rite-temple <p></p><p>When you think of the Masons, images of secret societies and rituals may come to mind—but what about their architecture?</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:39:36 +0000 Brian Ellison & Hannah Copeland 58348 at http://kcur.org History And Future of Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple Take A Look At The World Cup Stadium Designed In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/take-look-world-cup-stadium-designed-kansas-city <p>While watching the FIFA World Cup match between the United States and Ghana on Monday night, perhaps you noticed the venue.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:12:10 +0000 Laura Spencer 57519 at http://kcur.org Take A Look At The World Cup Stadium Designed In Kansas City Kansas City's Front Porches Are Gathering Places, And Now Music Venues, Too http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-front-porches-are-gathering-places-and-now-music-venues-too <p>The front porch is an American institution. It's an ideal place to wind down with a cool drink on a summer night. But this familiar scene is all-too-easy to take for granted.</p><p>On the occasion of Kansas City's inaugural PorchFest, a music festival bringing 70 bands to residential porches, <em>Central Standard</em> takes a look at the history of the American front porch. We also visit with the festival organizer to hear about the bands bringing West Plaza porches to life this weekend.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:26:30 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 57278 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's Front Porches Are Gathering Places, And Now Music Venues, Too The Weekend To-Do List, March 7-9, 2014 http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-march-7-9-2014 <p>Want to get rid of the post-Mardi Gras blahs? Check out Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for March 7-9, 2014.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Golden! Girls Gone Wild!!! </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(Late Night </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns with cross-dressing satire of TV’s “The Golden Girls”), opens at 8 p.m. Friday with performances through March 31 at&nbsp;</span>Missie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> B’s, 805 W. </span>39th, Kansas City, Mo.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tickets: $18 (816-235-6222)</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:08:46 +0000 Steve Kraske, Brian McTavish & Beth Lipoff 52227 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List, March 7-9, 2014 Donaldson House Slated For Demolition http://kcur.org/post/donaldson-house-slated-demolition <p>The historic Donaldson House in Kansas City, Mo. is slated for demolition on December 19. It's something that's been in the works for at least a decade. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:44:04 +0000 Laura Spencer 28908 at http://kcur.org Donaldson House Slated For Demolition Philosopher Alain de Botton On Religion For Atheists http://kcur.org/post/philosopher-alain-de-botton-religion-atheists <p>Philosopher <strong>Alain de Botton</strong> says it&rsquo;s time for those who believe in religion and those who don&rsquo;t to stop denigrating each other and find common ground on art, community and morality. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:00:37 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Brian Ellison 14080 at http://kcur.org Philosopher Alain de Botton On Religion For Atheists Historic Kansas City Foundation Announces Most Endangered List http://kcur.org/post/historic-kansas-city-foundation-announces-most-endangered-list <p>Each year the <a href="http://historickansascity.org" target="_blank">Historic Kansas City Foundation</a> releases a list of the <strong>&quot;most endangered&quot; structures</strong> in an effort to raise awareness of the city&#39;s historic buildings.</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:40:25 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 11814 at http://kcur.org Historic Kansas City Foundation Announces Most Endangered List Repurposing Brings New Life To Old Buildings http://kcur.org/post/repurposing-brings-new-life-old-buildings <p>When it comes to shuttered and abandoned buildings, the terms &ldquo;adaptive reuse&rdquo; and &ldquo;repurposing&rdquo; are being heard more and more.&nbsp; Whether talking about the numerous facilities sitting unused within the Kansas City Missouri School District or on iconic building like King Louie West in Overland Park, <strong>finding new uses for old sites seems to make good sense for buyers and sellers alike</strong>. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 8908 at http://kcur.org Repurposing Brings New Life To Old Buildings An Architectural Response to Demolition of West Edge http://kcur.org/post/architectural-response-demolition-west-edge <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d3074781424-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d3074781424-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d3074781424-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-984600.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – There are two Moshe Safdie-designed projects in Kansas City: the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, slated to open September 16th; and West Edge, an office and hotel complex near the Country Club Plaza that's been plagued with problems. A construction dispute, bankruptcy, and changes in ownership stalled the project for nearly three years.</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 14:55:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2292 at http://kcur.org An Architectural Response to Demolition of West Edge Architectural Battle Shows Different Visions for Plaza http://kcur.org/post/architectural-battle-shows-different-visions-plaza <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2eec0a150c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2eec0a150c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2eec0a150c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-923471.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The battle over a new building designed for the Plaza brings out conflicting views of the future of the midtown shopping districts.</p> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:37:32 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 7055 at http://kcur.org Architectural Battle Shows Different Visions for Plaza 'Kansas City Snapshot' Examines Daily Life http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-snapshot-examines-daily-life <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2fb4a81c6c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2fb4a81c6c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2fb4a81c6c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-611624.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – <b>Kansas City Snapshot</b> is a project created by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects to celebrate the organization's 150th anniversary. As discussions continue about the future of the metropolitan area - from downtown Kansas City to Metcalf Avenue - organizers say this "yearlong experiment" could provide an opportunity to take a look at where we are now...and how we live, work and play.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:15:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 1044 at http://kcur.org 'Kansas City Snapshot' Examines Daily Life