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5 days ago
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...
Sander Architects
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1 week ago
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...
Fentress Architects
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2 weeks ago
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...
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
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3 weeks ago
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...
Edward Ogosta Architecture
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4 weeks ago
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...
in situ studio
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1 month ago
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...
Fieldwork Design & Architecture
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1 month ago
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...
Oudens Ello Architecture
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1 month ago
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...
Specht Architects
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1 month ago
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,...
FXCollaborative
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2 months ago
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...
Marvel Architects
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2 months ago
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...
Bruner/Cott
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2 months ago
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...
Kennedy & Violich Architecture
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2 months ago
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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2 months ago
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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3 months ago
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...
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...
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...
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...
LMN Architects
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on 3/19/18
The Voxman Music Building is one of three recently completed arts buildings at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Of the three, it is the only one situated downtown rather than on campus. This situation gives the building a public face, and the architects responded with a design that links the...
Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates
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on 3/15/18
A bold cantilever​ is the standout feature of The Clearwater, a vacation home on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido designed by Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates. The architects answered a few questions about the project.
DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky
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on 3/12/18
The Murphy Arts District is a multi-phase project that includes a number of performance venues, outdoor spaces, and renovations of old buildings for the small town of El Dorado, Arkansas. The first phase was completed in September 2017, the same month DLR Group acquired Westlake Reed Leskosky....
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on 3/7/18
Songyang is a county dominated by mountains and the Songyin River, with more than 400 villages in the southeast of Zhejiang Province. Circa 240,000 inhabitants live here and the provincial capital of Hangzhou is located 270 kilometres away.
de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
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on 3/5/18
Brick outside and wood inside, the Filson Historical Society's Owsley Brown II History Center narrates the history of the Ohio River Valley in a manner that is local yet contemporary. Nominated recently for the
Page (Page Southerland Page, Inc.)
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on 2/26/18
Buffalo Bayou Park consists of waterfront parks, bike trails, pedestrian bridges, and other features that make it a Houston destination. The Cistern is a found treasure that sits within the park and gives people another reason to visit. Transformed subtly yet dramatically by Page (Page...
MQ Architecture
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on 2/19/18
Architecture and art are aligned in this renovation and expansion of an old warehouse for Magazzino Italian Art in New York's Hudson Valley. Sparse materials and simple components house the art space's Arte Povera collection. Magazzino Italian Art, which won an honor award in the
SCHAUM/SHIEH
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on 2/12/18
The White Oak Music Hall (WOMH) is a three-stage music complex that sits on seven acres just north of downtown Houston. In addition to the Main Hall and Small Room in the Main Venue, the complex includes The Lawn for outdoor performances and a bar in the repurposed Raven Tower. SCHAUM/SHIEH...
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
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on 2/5/18
Hyde Park is a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side that is anchored by the University of Chicago. Although the school has been in the midst of a building boom this century, other parts of the neighborhood are also flourishing. Vue53, a mixed-used building designed by Valerio Dewalt Train...
I-Kanda Architects
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on 1/29/18
This cabin, perched on a granite outcropping in New Hampshire's White Mountains, is shaped by the landscape. A faceted form bends to the terrain and distant views, and conceals a simple rectangular plan that later accommodates the client's family of four on their weekend outings. I-Kanda...
SCB
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on 1/22/18
Described as the "dorm built for engineers" on the website of Arizona State University, Tooker House combines student housing and dining with spaces geared to engineering students, such as digital classrooms and a makers lab. Housing nearly 1,600 beds, in rooms shaded from the hot...
Reviews
on 1/15/18
The city of Tianjin, with a population of over 15 million, is located at the Bohai Sea close to Beijing. Together with Tangshan, Beijing and the Xiong’an New Area (established in April 2017), Tianjin is part of a regionally scaled urbanized zone in northern China (Bohai Economic...
Murray Legge Architecture
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on 1/15/18
A small gem, this pool pavilion is worthy of attention for the way it fits itself amongst the trees on its Texas site. Pillars are placed for function and views, while the roof that provides plenty of shade is notched and cut in deference to accommodate the gnarly trees that make the landscape so...
Mell Lawrence Architects
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on 1/8/18
Architect Mell Lawrence is no stranger to designing structures for parks: in 2011 he completed the Cotillion Pavilion in Dallas, a rain shelter, sunshade, and weather vane that we featured as a...
Barkow Leibinger
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on 12/18/17
One of the best recent buildings in Chicago isn't located in the Loop or one of the city's neighborhoods – it's in Hoffman Estates, a northwest suburb near O'Hare International Airport. The area is known for big box stores, large malls, and unexceptional office parks. Barkow...
Marpillero Pollak Architects
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on 12/11/17
More than a dozen years in the making, the Elmhurst Branch Library in New York City's borough of Queens is an important civic space that caters to the highly diverse community. Open since the last month of 2016, the library is a bustling space that uses color to orient patrons, landscape to...
Architecture Building Culture
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on 12/4/17
Central City Concern’s Letty Owings Center treats mothers for drug addiction and alcoholism, while also teaching them essential parenting skills. Laura's Place serves women who have "graduated" from Letty Owings, giving them a place to translate those skills to everyday...
WORK Architecture Company
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on 11/27/17
Nine years from commission to completion is not unheralded for a work of architecture, but it is an exceptionally long timeframe for a 3,000-square-foot expansion of a small branch library in Queens, New York. Design and construction of the Kew Gardens Hills Library were so far apart that WORK...
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