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User Image archpaper Posted: Nov 14, 2017 2:33 PM (UTC)
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A new carbon fiber macbook-roofed Apple store is now open in front of Chicago’s riverfront. @fosterandpartners added new access to the riverfront from pioneer court by linking them through a granite staircases on both sides of the glass-faced store, opening up views from the plaza to the river. Read more on 📸 Nigel Young.

#architecture #chicago #carbonfiber
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User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 16, 2018 8:58 PM (UTC)
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Designed by AC Martin, the Wilshire Grand Hotel, in Los Angeles, CA, features a facade with fully integrated, centrally controlled experiential LED lighting developed by StandardVision / @standardvision. The linear fixtures were custom-made per floor, and installed throughout each of the tower’s 73 floors. One centrally controlled system ties the entire system together. This allows the possibility for the facade to incorporate full-motion video, artwork, accent lighting, and brand signage as desired. Read the full story on

#facadefriday #facades
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 16, 2018 7:20 PM (UTC)
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Our senior editor, Matt Shaw, asks: Why is mass-market fashion brand @cosstores engaging the design world? What does it say about London-based clothing brand COS that it is targeting architects and designers?
In November 2017, COS and New York-based Snarkitecture presented Loop (shown), where visitors to Seoul’s Gana Art Center gallery could place a white glass marble on a light-blue metal track, where it would descend to the gallery floor below.
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#architetcure #cos #seoul #fashion #massmarket
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 15, 2018 5:39 PM (UTC)
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A riot of stylistic references wrapped up and rolled into one indoor-outdoor bar and restaurant that surfs a tropicalia-tinged wave of maximal eclecticism. The watering hole is set in a revamped 1960s-era modernist hotel that was renovated and rebranded by OMFGCO with help from San Francisco–based Randolph Designs. OMFGCO handled branding, interior design, and art direction for the project’s spaces, deploying a highly curated set of self-consciously referential design elements to promote familiarity and style. Using playful repetition and a no-holds-barred, mood board–focused approach for the project, the designers generated spaces that pay tribute to popular tropical tropes, like birds of paradise, #hula bobblehead dolls, and straw-backed #chairs, in playful, #raucous ways.


#hawaii #bar #terrazzo #modernism #tropicalia
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 14, 2018 8:14 PM (UTC)
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San Francisco’s NICOLEHOLLIS studio took on the tough task of designing an office for itself, in an old loft in the city’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. The office is a study in black, white, and light. Hollis crafted custom white central workstations with built-in standing desks that are both naturally lit and illuminated with FontanaArte’s Avico pendants.


#sanfrancisco #blackandblack #light #office #architecture #soma
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 14, 2018 3:22 PM (UTC)
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The Sleeve House is composed of two simple intersecting volumes whose relationship produces a series of complex interior spaces and experiences. Designed for urban clients by New York-based actual/office (a/o), the home, two hours north of Manhattan in the Hudson Valley, offers an escape. Inside and out, both volumes are clad in shou sugi ban–charred wood siding. Through alternating the orientation and spacing of the continuous black boards, the geometry of the house is emphasized, while at the same time, its surface is activated with depth and pattern.

#hudsonvalley #architetcure #charredwood #shousugiban #concrete #glass #black
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 13, 2018 3:44 PM (UTC)
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Sean Griffiths, head of London-based Modern Architect, and once a member of the now-disbanded FAT, has been taking opportunities to work out what exactly it means to run a post-FAT firm—experimenting with #color, #geometry, #materials, and #illusion. In this case, a small ground-floor kitchen expansion, where he made two glazed extensions, achieving needed natural lighting, maximizing floor space, and exploring some spatial ideas.

Photos by Edmund Sumner


#lighting #london #kitchen #renovation
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 12, 2018 5:56 PM (UTC)
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The 3-D-printed Cabin of Curiosities is a research endeavor and “proof of concept” investigation into the architectural possibilities of upcycling and custom 3-D-printed claddings as a response to 21st-century housing needs. This exploratory project is an output of Bay Area-based additive manufacturing startup Emerging Objects, founded by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, who are professors at the University of California Berkeley and San Jose State University, respectively.


#3dprinting #architecture #upcycling #cladding #airplants
AN Senior Editor @mmattshaw with some of last night’s Top 50 Interior Architect Honorees at @adbuilding. #aninterior50
From Left to Right:
Isabel Sarasa Mené of @lot_officeforarchitecture, Jimenez Lai (@0super) of @_bureauspectacular, Adam Frampton (@adamframpton) of @onlyif_arch, Matt Shaw (@mmattshaw) of @archpaper, Michael Meredith & Hilary Sample of @mmmosarchitects, and Vincent Meyer Madaus of @lot_officeforarchitecture.
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 9, 2018 4:08 PM (UTC)

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AN Interior‘s inaugural top 50 interior architect list, features emerging and established firms across the U.S. While these architects’ and designers’ talents certainly go beyond interior work, they are deftly pushing the boundaries and cleverly reimagining the spaces we inhabit. Take for example the Manor House pool by Rafael de Cárdenas of Architecture at Large (shown), it is a quintessential example of the Native New Yorker's ’80s and ’90s glamour and pop culture references in his high-profile interiors.

Find out who else is on the list on

#aninterior50 #aninterior #interiorarchitecture #interiordesign #architecture #glamour #slides
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 6, 2018 6:04 PM (UTC)

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Today we're excited to announce AN Interior's inaugural top 50 interior architects in the March issue. Debuting our new look, the cover features a 3-D-Printed Cabin of Curiosities. Inside, we survey projects by @cosstores, @new_affiliates, @dzekdzekdzek, Sean Griffiths and Russel Wright. Subscribe to get your hands on a copy!
#aninterior #design #architecture #interiordesign #aninterior50
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 5, 2018 10:58 PM (UTC)
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French multi-national floor and wall covering brand Tarkett collaborated with local, multi-disciplinary Note Design Studio on an installation called The Lookout. In a delightfully aesthetic pairing, Note Design Studio’s furniture and light fixtures were showcased with the #flooring from a three-dimensional vantage point—possibly the coolest way to display product from a #vinyl flooring company.


#sdw2018 #thelookout #notedesignstudio
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 2, 2018 10:54 PM (UTC)
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Atop a living laboratory in Dübendorf, Switzerland, a soaring roof will offer new innovations for ultra-lightweight, super-integrated concrete construction. The razor-thin assembly, averaging 2 inches thick across its more than 1,700 square feet of surface area, tapers to an impressive one-inch thickness at the perimeter. Sponsored by ETH Zürich, NCCR Digital Fabrication, and Holcim Schweiz, the ongoing project will lead to the completion of a rooftop apartment unit called HiLo, which will offer live-work space for guest faculty of Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.
#facadefriday #facades #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 2, 2018 5:31 PM (UTC)
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Cabral, a partner at Gabinete de Arquitectura, has won the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture, a $13,700 prize fund created to honor Moira Gemmill, the late director of design at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The judges cited Cabral’s innovative use of cheap, ubiquitous local materials to create novel and often-times more efficient forms, like the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Art in Paraguay (shown).The structure was designed with specialized knowledge of Paraguayan labor to create and construct buildings made of vernacular materials such as brick and tile.

Photo by Federico Cairoli


#brick #womeninarchitecture #paraguay #tile
Legendary English #light artist Anthony McCall has brought his ethereal explorations of #time, #form and #cinema to #Brooklyn, with a new show at the Pioneer Works cultural center in #Redhook through March 11. Solid Light Works uses the venue’s 30-foot-tall ceilings to project monumental light “drawings” through a pitch-black, smoky room, creating explorable sculptures that have form but lack physicality.

Photos by @yoonchangnyc

User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 28, 2018 8:55 PM (UTC)

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Look inside the new Brooklyn outpost of The Wing, a women-only co-working network in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The first outside of Manhattan, and members can expect to find the company’s signature pastel pink hues, color-coordinated bookshelves, and eclectic mix of materials in play here as well. Architect Alda Ly and interior designer Chiara de Rege have stripped the ground floor space to its bare bones and left the columns, beams and ductwork exposed, and poured pink concrete for a distinctive flourish.

#millennialpink #brooklyn #coworking #newyork
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 27, 2018 4:42 PM (UTC)
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The Riverbend Music Center by Michael Graves is under water in the aftermath of a week of flooding in the Cincinnati area. Nestled along the banks of the Ohio River, the outdoor amphitheater makes the river and landscape an integral part of the viewing experience.

Photo by Tim Jeffries.

#cincinnati #michaelgraves #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 26, 2018 8:19 PM (UTC)
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Portuguese-based firm FAHR 021.3 imagined curved planes of wood that create optic illusions and M.C. Escher-esque interplays of #shadow and #light. The installation was developed for the challenge of the Municipality of Póvoa de Varzim for the celebration of the 3rd anniversary and the reopening of the Garrett Cinema-Theater at Rua José Malgueira Street in Junqueira quarter.

Photo by José Campos

#portugal #installation #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 23, 2018 10:47 PM (UTC)
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High-end stroller retailer UPPAbaby, based in Rockland, Mass., turned to a modern glass and Metl-Span-insulated metal panel façade for its new 45,000-square-foot headquarters. The mixed-use project accommodates a 15,000-square-foot warehouse and maintenance workshop, as well as a retail front to conduct direct-to-consumer business. The architectural team from Bergmeyer Associates / @bergmeyer_associates based in Boston, used smooth insulated metal panels (IMPs) with metallic coatings and a glass curtain wall to further the contemporary design choices. Read more on

#facadefriday #facade #facadesplusam
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 22, 2018 5:35 PM (UTC)
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The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has finished the construction of Austin, the last project of artist Ellsworth Kelly to be realized before his death at the end of 2015. Austin is Kelly’s first foray into architecture, and the T-shaped, secular sanctuary is flooded with multicolored light at every junction.

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#light #color #glass #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 21, 2018 8:53 PM (UTC)
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Lee Harris Pomeroy, founder of the eponymous architecture studio based in New York City, passed away Monday night at the age of 85. His firm, Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects, is well known around New York City for its focus on adaptive reuse and its restorations of historical subway stations, including the Bleeker Street stop (shown), which holds the iconic honeycombed light installation by artist Leo Villareal.

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#nyc #architecture #mta