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Arquitectonica
Reviews
3 days ago

It's a family affair: The recently completed Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building, set to be dedicated on November 29th, was designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, founding principals of Arquitectonica, and their son, Raymond Fort, all of whom have served on the faculty of...

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BORO Architects, Cochineal Design
Reviews
1 week ago

Six years after Hurricane Sandy, the Seaport District (formerly known as the South Street Seaport) in Lower Manhattan is finally showing signs of recovery. The primarily commercial area has plenty of new stores and restaurants as well as a reconfigured Pier 17. Inserted into this vibrant mix is...

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Ross Barney Architects
Reviews
2 weeks ago

Where two 60-foot-tall Golden Arches once stood ― a symbol of the world's most famous fast-food chain's origins ― now sits a glass box capped by a green roof and a steel armature of photovoltaic panels: a symbol of McDonald's sustainable future. The McDonald's flagship in...

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Reviews
4 weeks ago

The Thousand Islands Lake (Qiandao Hu) was created as an artificial reservoir almost 60 years ago. The water masses drive the Xin’an river hydroelectric station, completed in 1959. The water covered countless villages and an ancient city, which is still well preserved today. The...

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Craig Steely Architecture
Reviews
4 weeks ago

One-story-tall cedar wood walls may seem like the opposite of "good neighbor," but their use in Craig Steely Architecture's intriguingly named Roofless House are born from its neighbors: the blank walls of houses in Atherton, a suburb in California's Silicon Valley. Craig Steely...

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Reviews
1 month ago

Amos Rex opened recently in Helsinki as a new type of art museum. Occupying a building from the 1930s and sitting below a well-known plaza, the private art museum makes a statement above ground through five sculpted skylights. Ulf Meyer visited Amos Rex around its August opening and sent us his...

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debartolo architects
Reviews
1 month ago

A good deal of the work of Phoenix's debartolo architects is ecclesiastical, some of it repeat work. Such is the case with the Prayer Space they designed for Redemption Church in Gilbert, Arizona, the renovation of a space the firm designed one decade earlier. The architects answered a few...

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atelierRISTING
Reviews
1 month ago

The name Glass Cabin may seem like a misnomer when taking a first glance at the family cabin designed and built by Steven Risting of Indianapolis, Indiana. But glassy it is, with expansive views from inside when the sliding wood wall panels are open. Steven Risting answered a few questions about...

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Reviews
2 months ago

The province of Anhui lies on the border between temperate and subtropical climates in east China. The township of Sun is located in the heart of the scenic Dabie Mountains, in Huashan County in the southwest of the province.

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Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Reviews
2 months ago

Nearly a dozen years in the making, Salesforce Tower and its companion Transit Center opened in August. While the tower can boast of being the tallest in San Francisco, the latter is like a horizontal tower; spanning four blocks and literally traversing multiple streets, it is also capped by a...

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Reviews
2 months ago

Kengo Kuma's V&A Dundee, opening to the public on 15 September 2018, is one of the most anticipated openings of the year. A  branch of London's Victoria & Albert Museum, V&A Dundee is also the first design museum in Scotland and a key component in Dundee's urban...

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modus studio
Reviews
2 months ago

One consequence of the boom in higher education is that college towns like Fayetteville, where the University of Arkansas is located, need places to house the increasing number of students. Enter the Arkansas Bear Claw, a large-scale development for more than 600 students just steps from the U of...

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The Miller Hull Partnership
Reviews
2 months ago

Along with the Space Needle, Pike Place Market is one of the must-see attractions for first-time visitors to Seattle, Washington. Famous for its fish slingers and being one of the longest continuously operating markets in the United States, Pike Place Market expanded recently with...

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Matthew Mazzotta
Reviews
on 8/20/18

Artist Matthew Mazzotta appears obsessed with transforming vernacular through dynamic interventions, something we discovered back in 2014 with "Open House," an abandoned house in rural Alabama that...

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OJT (Office of Jonathan Tate)
Reviews
on 8/13/18

With USA's high rate of home ownership (approximately 2 in 3 Americans own their own homes), the "starter home" is seen as the first step in the process of upward mobility, between renting a home and owning larger and larger houses over one's lifetime. New Orleans' OJT...

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AUX Architecture
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on 8/6/18

Although "good bones" is an overused phrase (enough that it's the name of a reality TV show), it's a fitting argument for renovating a building rather than tearing down and starting anew. The Hollyridge House, in the shadow of the Hollywood Sign, is just such a residential...

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brg3s
Reviews
on 7/31/18

Fronting Health Sciences Park in the middle of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's campus, the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation cuts a striking profile -- literally, in a brick facade canted at the corner. Designed by Memphis's brg3s,...

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Process Architecture
Reviews
on 7/24/18

Pre-engineered metal building systems are ubiquitous across the American suburban landscape, but most examples are, to put it mildly, architecturally uninspiring. Process Architecture took the system, exposed it outside and inside, made it an armature for solar panels, and in turn made a strong...

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Reviews
on 7/11/18

2011 is considered the year when the urbanization rate in China exceeded the fifty per cent mark. Young people have been moving to cities because they cannot see a future in their rural places of their origin. As early as 2006, the National People’s Congress decided to introduce a...

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Sander Architects
Reviews
on 7/9/18

The relationship between architecture and music is a rich one, evident most famously in Goethe's assertion that "architecture is frozen music." Architects continue to find inspiration in music, especially when the building program aligns with music, as with this music hall for...

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Fentress Architects
Reviews
on 7/2/18

Much of Lone Tree, Colorado, just south of Denver, is bisected by the wide, six-lane Lincoln Avenue, an east-west thorougfare that carries around 80,000 cars every day. To knit walking trails and developments on both sides of Lincoln, the City of Lone Tree built a pedestrian bridge designed by...

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Reviews
on 6/26/18

On 11 June 2018, architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) celebrated the completion of 3 World Trade Center in New York. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was the third at the World Trade Center site for an office tower, with four towers overlooking the 9/11 Memorial as part of Daniel...

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Edward Ogosta Architecture
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on 6/18/18

Earlier this month the American Institute of Architects awarded eleven winners of its 2018 Small Project Awards. One of them is the Rear Window House by Edward Ogosta Architecture, a small...

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in situ studio
Reviews
on 6/11/18

Site and privacy considerations drove the design of this single-family house in Cary, the North Carolina town located about ten miles west of the state capital, Raleigh. The architects at in situ studio split the house into two pavilions — living and sleeping — linking them by an...

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Fieldwork Design & Architecture
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on 6/4/18

A former vitamin factory in Dundee, Oregon, has a new lease on life as a communal winemaking facility. Architecture and landscape work together to give the winery a strong sense of place, oriented about a new courtyard between the parking lot and the building. Fieldwork Design & Architecture...

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Oudens Ello Architecture
Reviews
on 5/28/18

One refreshing trend this century is libraries being recognized not just as repositories of books, but as important civic spaces. In turn, the design of libraries is improving in many ways: usability, flexibility, and quality of space, to name but a few. In some cases, such as with the Scituate...

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Specht Architects
Reviews
on 5/21/18

The name of this house in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an apt one, referring to the 125-foot-long skylight that casts shadows upon the adjacent board-formed concrete wall. The wall also serves to divide the parts of the house in plan: living spaces, bedrooms and porch on the skylight side; kitchen,...

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FXCollaborative
Reviews
on 5/14/18

Manhattan's pervasive grid logically leads to rectilinear buildings. Exceptions exist where Broadway intersects the grid, creating Flatiron-shaped buildings, and instances like Frederick Douglass Circle, at the northwest corner of Central Park. Here sits Circa Central Park, whose southwest...

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Marvel Architects
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on 5/7/18

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a successful waterfront open space with recreational amenities on formerly industrial piers, only one ferry ride from Lower Manhattan. To pay for its annual operations and maintenance budget, the park contains commercial and residential development sites. Marvel Architects...

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Bruner/Cott
Reviews
on 4/30/18

The International Living Building Institute’s Living Building Challenge is billed as "the world's most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings." Since its inception in 2006, fewer than twenty buildings have earned the stringent LBC Certification. The seventeenth and...

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Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Reviews
on 4/23/18

Kennedy & Violich Architecture's Tozzer Anthropology Building at Harvard University, featured last year, includes an angled "digital brick wall" over the entrance. The...

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Reviews
on 4/18/18

In this first-of-a-kind case, the Shenzhen government has leased 35 handshake towers in an urban village from the former farmers, with the aim of converting them into affordable housing. During the planning phase, six owners of residential towers withdrew, making the situation more...

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Reviews
on 4/16/18

Famed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto founded the Odawara Art Foundation in 2009 to "foster the advancement of Japanese culture while adopting an international perspective." He sited the Foundation's Enoura Observatory overlooking Sagami Bay and designed the buildings and...

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Schwartz and Architecture
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on 4/9/18

Lichen prevalent on the Oaks on an 8.5-acre site in Glen Ellen, north of San Francisco, inspired the design of the aptly named Lichen House. Schwartz and Architecture (S^A) designed a T-shaped plan to fit the site and roof overhangs with metal fins that create lichen-like shadows. The architects...

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James Carpenter Design Associates
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on 4/2/18

The transformation of a disused elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into the popular High Line has sparked development in the form of attention-getting architecture by the likes of Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Jean Nouvel. But relatively sedate gems also parallel the park, such as 860...

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Fiedler Marciano Architecture
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on 3/26/18

Since its founding in 2001, the I-Park Foundation has hosted over 850 artists-in-residence on its more than 400 acres of rolling hillside in East Haddam, Connecticut, about two hours north of New York City. Fiedler Marciano Architecture recently completed two visual arts studios for I-Park, part...

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