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Leers Weinzapfel Associates
1 week ago
Schools of architecture are opportunities for universities to instill certain values in their students, by using their buildings as immersive examples. (We explored the idea a few years ago.) The new Design...
Berg Design Architecture
2 weeks ago
Although Hurricane Sandy, which hit the coast of the US Northeast in October 2012, has had a lasting impact on the lives of people in its path and the future of coastal areas, it hasn't made much of a dent in the desire for waterfront living. A couple whose house was devastated by the...
Kennedy & Violich Architecture
3 weeks ago
This year the building housing Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, turns 140. A few years ago Boston's Kennedy & Violich Architecture designed a brick-and-copper addition for the Department of Anthropology that is contemporary...
Chris Pardo Design Elemental Architecture
3 weeks ago
ARRIVE Hotel opened last year in Palm Springs, the California city home to the world's largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture. The firm of Chris Pardo Design Elemental Architecture looked to this history in its design of the hotel, which is arranged about a central pool and...
1 month ago
A site next to a railroad overpass might not be the most apparent one for a single-family house, but it is more than suitable for façades covered in Cor-ten steel. The four-story Woodard Residence, designed by Memphis's archimania, is a standout in an area not far from the banks of...
1 month ago
When it came time to design a community center for residents in the south ward of Newark, New Jersey, ikon.5 architects took inspiration from the triangular street grid converging upon the early 20th-century Weequahic Park, designed by the Olmsted Brothers. The...
1 month ago
Dogpatch is a small area on the eastern side of San Francisco that is blessed with historic houses and warehouses, many of which survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. A warehouse from 1937 has been renovated for the arts, an expression of the area's changing demographic...
2 months ago
An expanded metal screen outside and nested wood boxes inside: these are the most visible architectural elements in Amenta Emma Architects' transformation of a data center into an office space. Beyond those material applications, it's the new windows and sawtooth skylights that make...
2 months ago
This residence sits on the wide plains of the Komatsucho district in Saijo, Ehime prefecture. The site enjoys a view of Mt. Ishizuchi and the surrounding peaks, which are among the most renowned in Japan, and is bordered to the east by the Nakayama river, which originates in that mountain range....
2 months ago
Although known for residential designs that are traditional in vein, this house on Chicago's North Shore makes it clear that the husband-wife firm of Stanley Tigerman and Margaret McCurry are capable of designing in the modern idiom. The architects answered a few questions about the...
2 months ago
Text by Eduard Kögel
2 months ago
A curved glass wall, large canopy, and signage combine to give the emergency department of the Methodist South Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, a clear presence, something it previously lacked. The expansion was designed by brg3s architects, who answered a few questions about the...
2 months ago
A 6,000-square-foot house would be large anywhere – except for the Hamptons on Long Island, where homes with five-digit areas are not unheard of. Yet this modern house designed by Brooklyn's Office of Architecture does not appear so large, thanks to a massing that addresses the...
3 months ago
In the summer months, the Fallingwater Institute hosts residencies for adults and students interested in using "architecture as a tool for learning and personal transformation." Participants get...
on 2/20/17
ISA - Interface Studio Architects is known for creative responses to housing needs in Philadelphia, Pennsyvania. Six years ago we featured their aptly named Modular Apartments as a Building of the...
on 2/13/17
Last year the family owned and operated Washington Fruit & Produce Co. celebrated its 100th anniversary, having been incorporated in 1916 to grow, pack, and ship fruit from the the state's Yakima Valley. What better way to celebrate than move its headquarters into a new building that...
on 2/6/17
DDG is an investment, architecture, construction and development firm that was founded in 2009 and burst onto the New York City scene when its inaugural project, 41 Bond Street, held its own architecturally with Herzog & de Meuron's 40 Bond building across the street. Since then the...
on 1/30/17
Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences' new Science Education & Research Facility has a very "LA" site: one side fronts a busy street and another backs up against a six-lane highway. This condition led Frederick Fisher and Partners to turn inward, creating a courtyard...
on 1/23/17
One element of New York City's famous Zoning Resolusion is the "sky exposure plane," a virtual sloping plane that determines the extents of upper floors in tall buildings to ensure light and air reach street level. This has resulted in the city's recognizable setback...
on 1/17/17
Folded metal roofs and black stucco walls unite the two parts of the little_BIG house, which is located on a narrow lot in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood. Robert Maschke Architects' design responds to the client's wish for a house and studio and for the flexibility to split...
on 1/9/17
Behind the serrated façade of 400 Grove in San Francisco's Hayes Valley sits a secret – a green secret. Inspired by the central mews typology, Fougeron Architecture placed a bamboo garden that each of the 34 residential units look upon. The plant's stalks are...
on 1/2/17
Phoenix is a city known for, among other things, large blocks and a sprawling layout that points to a reliance on the automobile. Even with this morphology there is a shift toward public transportation. Uptown Row, designed by The Ranch Mine, is located close to one of the city's light...
on 12/13/16
Text by Eduard Kögel
on 12/12/16
The University of Chicago is the largest landowner in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and the largest employer on the city's South Side. This century the institution has undergone a building boom, with new academic buildings, dormitories, medical facilities, day care centers, and...
on 12/2/16
The Faena District consists of a handful of buildings for Argentinian developer Alan Faena that are located on both sides of Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida. OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture, under lead designer Shohei Shigematsu,...
on 11/28/16
On 13 November 2016 the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art opened to the public on the campus of the University of California, Davis, three years after the school held a competition for its first purpose-built art museum. The team of Brooklyn's SO-IL and the San Francisco...
on 11/26/16
Showa Kodomoen is an integrated kindergarten and nursery located on the campus of Showa Women's University, in Tokyo's Setagaya district. The client requested a facility to serve a total of 223 children divided into 12 classes ranging from infant to 5 years old. The design brought the...
on 11/15/16
Not many architects are given the opportunity to design two buildings whose close proximity can create a dialogue over time. Steven Holl Architects had the chance with the recent Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa, just steps away from its decade-old Arts Building...
on 11/7/16
Although Sky Stage is a temporary resident – in place from September 2016 to July 2017 – it makes a large impact through its transformation of a historical shell and its provision for all types of community-driven events. Spearheaded by artist Heather Clark, Sky Stage is...
on 11/6/16
Text by Eduard Kögel The suburban New Town of Anting is located in the Jiading District to the northeast of downtown Shanghai. Anting is the centre for the automotive industries and is home to many German-Chinese joint ventures such as Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive....
on 10/31/16
New York's ESI Design is responsible for two office lobby renovations carried out this year for Beacon Capital Partners: Terrell Place in Washington, DC, and 575 Fifth in Midtown Manhattan. Each lobby incorporates LED screens to add some movement and color to the spaces and lift the...
on 10/24/16
The Sante Fe Opera was faced with the need to expand, but when it came time to do so the work had to be done piecemeal, with construction taking place between seasons. Juan Matiz and his firm, MAD, master planned and designed the complex expansion, which consists of numerous public spaces as...
on 10/17/16
The Passive House standard, first developed in Germany in the 1990s, has led to tens of thousands of highly energy efficient buildings, most of them in and around Germany. Its popularity in the United States has been slow, but in recent years the number of Passive House-certified...
on 10/5/16
A quick glance at the front of the residential extension in Texas reveals that something special is going on inside: a bridge leads to a glazed entrance and second floor between two tall tapered volumes. These contain a studio and gallery for the clients, two artists and retired teachers....
on 9/27/16
New York City's first micro-unit apartments were completed earlier this year on the east side of Manhattan. Designed by Brooklyn's nARCHITECTS, the Carmel Place project can also brag of being the tallest modular building in the city. Although the units are intentionally small, in...
on 9/19/16
Princeton University's campus consists of nearly 200 buildings spread across 500 acres. This footprint and large building stock led the school to impose a voluntary carbon tax, which affects the design of new buildings. Accordingly, Studio Ma's design of dorms and townhouses for...
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