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Tim Cuppett Architects
2 days ago
Shou Sugi Ban – the traditional Japanese technique that translates to "burnt cedar board" – covers the exterior of this house in Austin's Travis Heights neighborhood. Selected in response to the clients wishes and the unique characteristics of the sloped site, the wood...
Wild Bär Heule Architekten
1 week ago
Wild Bär Heule Architekten recently completed a residential tower in Winterthur. Architect Ivar Heule answers our questions.
Coates Design Architects
1 week ago
Cle Elum is a small town located about a 90-minute drive east of Seattle. The Ellis family, having earlier commissioned Coates Design Architects to design their house on Bainbridge Island, hired the firm...
Anmahian Winton Architects
2 weeks ago
The winner of an AIA Small Project Award, an AZ Award (for under...
Concrete
3 weeks ago
One of the most distinctive new towers visible from the west side of Manhattan across the Hudson River is Jersey City Urby, which looks like a number of blocks stacked slighly askew. More than just a new residential tower, it is one of the first so-called Urby projects, which combine residences...
SPACECUTTER
4 weeks ago
Narrow residential lots are par for the course in such Chicago neighborhoods as East Village, where SPACECUTTER's Cut Triplex is located. The site of this particular house is special, though, since it abuts an east-west alley. Architect Alex Gil of SPACECUTTER took advantage of this...
1 month ago
The ski resort at Lake Songhua in the Jilin Province of northeast China attracts skiers and winter sports enthusiasts. Its slopes are open from the end of November until early March. The resort was renovated in 2014, and is now an important destination for winter tourism, with 31 km of slopes and...
Dan Brunn Architecture
1 month ago
The name given this residential renovation is a fitting one: A main feature of Los Angeles architect Dan Brunn's renovation of a 1975 Frank Gehry house is hidden behind a large pivoting wall. In addition to the "Hide Out," the project includes a sculptural wood stair that references...
ODA New York
1 month ago
One of the most enticing amenities for residents buying or renting an apartment in a big city is outdoor space, yet in far too many cases the balconies hung off of buildings are too shallow to be of much use. Such is definitely not the case with ODA's new rental apartment building at 2222...
Payette
1 month ago
All universities experience growing pains, especially those in big cities. For Boston's Northeastern University, growth led them to a brownfield site south of some railroad tracks for its Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Payette contributed a strong architectural...
Studio B Architecture + Interiors
1 month ago
The Aspen Community School is one of two charter schools in Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley run by Compass, a nonprofit educational organization that has served the area since 1970. Located on a beautiful site in Woody Creek, the K-8 school recently expanded, adding a new classroom building...
S9 Architecture
2 months ago
S9 Architecture, though a relatively young firm, is very busy, with numerous projects in design and under construction, most of them in and around New York City, where they are based. For this week's Building of the Week, S9 Architecture sent us some text and images of 160 East 22nd Street, a...
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
2 months ago
Fans of post-Bilbao Frank Gehry who head to Merriweather Park in Columbia, Maryland, to see the architect's recently restored Merriweather Post Pavilion might be disappointed: the wood-clad structure, completed in 1967, is much tamer than his later buildings. Fortunately they can find solace...
2 months ago
It is difficult to say how many practicing Christians there are in China today. Officially, they make up about two and a half per cent of the total population, but it is most probable that many are not registered as practicing Christians. The developing Chinese economy has also given...
Modus Studio
2 months ago
The name of this project in Fayetteville, the city that is home to the University of Arkansas, appears to fuse the "man cave" – the bastion of masculinity carved from garages, basements or other spaces in suburban houses – and the museum. Sitting on a sizable twenty-acre...
Leers Weinzapfel Associates
on 5/22/17
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
on 5/15/17
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
on 5/8/17
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
on 5/3/17
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...
on 4/17/17
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...
on 4/10/17
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...
on 4/3/17
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...
on 3/27/17
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...
on 3/27/17
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....
on 3/20/17
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...
on 3/13/17
Text by Eduard Kögel
on 3/13/17
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...
on 3/6/17
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...
on 2/27/17
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...
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