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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: Dec 15, 2017 6:57 PM (UTC)
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Why are we wrecking our best modernist landscapes? Pictured here: Pershing Square’s sculptural plaza. The plaza's bubbly 1990s upgrade by Laurie Olin, Ricardo Legorreta, and Barbara McCarren is slated to be flattened by new renovations, its colorful forms replaced by standard-issue outdoor pavilions. Landscape architecture, though intrinsic to the experience of some of the best modern buildings, rarely gets the conversation it deserves.

Photo by Lourdes Legorreta.

This is a feature article from Issue 8 of The Architect’s Newspaper. Read more on

#architecture #losangeles #landscapearchitecture #landscapephotography
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 14, 2017 3:56 PM (UTC)
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The French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroulles designed a modular sun shade and seating system fashion in the Miami Design District with a canopy comprised of clusters of circular steel cylinders sealed by green and blue colored glass. The structure is a scaled-up version of the Nuage vases they created for Vitra in 2015, combined with a model shelving system created as a concept in 2012 for Capellini.
#architecture #miami #miamidesigndistrict #glass
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 13, 2017 5:02 PM (UTC)
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We awarded the 2017 Best of Design Award for Infrastructure to BNIM for their 10th and Wyandotte Parking Garage. A collaboration between the architecture firm and a ceramics artist provided much-needed parking in the urban core of Kansas City, integrating green space and artful possibilities. The artist’s process for crafting the ceramic inserts was a thoughtful effort to make the garage beautiful from a distance and to the touch. A palette of eight colors makes the tiles visible from far away and contrasts with the precast concrete. Up close, there is a subtle pattern on the tile surfaces.
Read more of our 2017 Best of Design Awards on

#architecture #anbestofdesign #parking #dogsofinstagram
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 12, 2017 7:16 PM (UTC)
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We awarded Endemic (Clark Thenhaus) the 2017 Best of Design Awards for Landscape – Public. The winning project, Confetti Urbanism, reimagines the California College of the Arts Back Lot as a display venue, work yard, and social space. The 73,470-square-foot Back Lot presents prototypes of the Designing Material Innovation exhibition while supporting student design activities and equipment—from a welding station to hammocks.

Read more of our 2017 Best of Design Awards on

#architecture #landscape #sanfrancisco #publicart #anbestofdesign
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 11, 2017 5:30 PM (UTC)
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Goooooaal! 2017 saw stadiums go to new, sometimes weird places, all made possible through creative engineering. In our round up of the best sports architecture from this year, we highlight some of the best projects that AN has written about, including HOK’s oscillating Georgia Dome replacement (shown), the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Read more of our year end roundups on

#architecture #stadium #sportsarchitecture #goal
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 8, 2017 4:07 PM (UTC)
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Brooklyn-based Future Expansion was the winner of the 4th annual Flatiron Holiday Design Competition. “Flatiron Reflection” is fashioned from tightly bundled tubes clad in a shimmering surface. Once approached, the sculpture transpires soft interplay’s of light and shadow into cloudy reflections of the surrounding landmarks, most notably the Danial Burman’s iconic 1902 Flatiron Building. The installation will be on display through January 1st.
Photo by Noah Kalina.

#architecture #newyork #holiday #flatironbuilding
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 7, 2017 9:28 PM (UTC)
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REX renovated Brookfield’s Five Manhattan West, a former Brutalist landmark straddling Penn Station’s rail yard with a plated glass facade. The former warehouse that was once a concrete fortress (and completely isolated from Manhattan’s west side) was repositioned and reclad, to increase gross square foot, eliminate snow/ice/bird problems, and harmonize the building geometry.
Photo by Laurian Ghinitoiu. Before image Courtesy of REX.

#newyork #architecture #glass #facades
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 6, 2017 5:49 PM (UTC)
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Our editors on site at Design Miami/ went to Maison Perrier-Jouët’s digital installation by Petra Bacrhmaier and Sean Gallero of Lufterwek, Chicago. The deep green projections of Art Nouveau forms are inspired by Emile Gallé’s anemone motif. Like Gallé’s depictions of flora and fauna, the final results seems to emit an inner life force of its own. Effectively here, Luftwerk used color and light to reveal familiar environments in an unexpected way.

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#miami #designmiami #artnouveau #perrierjouet
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 5, 2017 6:16 PM (UTC)

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The 2017 Best of Design Awards was our most successful yet! We expanded the categories to a whopping 42 (which made judging more difficult than ever), got nearly 1,000 entries, and ended up with 43 winners (We had a tie-breaker. Can you guess who?). Don't miss the year's best architecture in our first ever standalone Design Awards issue, out now!
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 5, 2017 4:02 PM (UTC)
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The first U.S. project designed by Spanish firm Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos, opened last week in the Miami Design District, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami). The new 37,500-square-foot building is enveloped in a curtain wall of windows that open to the museum’s north side, allowing natural light into illuminate the museum’s galleries and allow visitors picturesque views of the sculpture garden and surrounding cityscape. Read more on

#miami #architecture #design #miamidesigndistrict
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 5, 2017 3:36 PM (UTC)
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Studio Swine has installed their iconic bubble blowing “New Spring” installation in Miami for Art Week. #designmiami #cosxstudioswine
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 4, 2017 3:26 PM (UTC)

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With 52 essays from 74 authors, Infinite Suburbia’s 732 pages comprehensively analyze the suburbs from the perspectives of #architecture, #design, #landscape, #planning, #history, #demographics, social justice, familial trends, #policy, #energy, #mobility, #health, #environment, #economics, and applied and #future technologies. Organized by theme in an index that best resembles a spider’s web, the book is meant to be read in a nonlinear fashion, reminiscent of a choose-your-own-adventure novel. The editors of The Architect’s Newspaper (AN) spoke with the book’s editors, Alan M. Berger and Joel Kotkin, about the future of the suburbs.
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User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 1, 2017 4:20 PM (UTC)
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WORKac completed the new brach in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The project began as the renovation and 3,000-square-foot expansion of an existing Lindsey library from 1966. The new facade is outfitted with a green roof swathed in tufted grass.
Photo by Bruce Damonte.
#newyork #queens #architecture #greenroof
User Image archpaper Posted: Dec 1, 2017 3:37 PM (UTC)
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Opening last year in Iowa City, the University of Iowa Voxman Music Building is a six-story, 184,000-square-feet academic building containing performance spaces, a music library, practice rooms, classrooms, and faculty studios and offices. Designed by @lmnarchitects. Photo by Tim Griffith. #architecture #voxman #seattle
User Image archpaper Posted: Nov 30, 2017 3:36 PM (UTC)
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In one of the densest neighborhoods, Los Angeles’ Koreatown, @loharchitects designed a living complex with balconies and window frames that project outwards to recapture the space between the new geometry and the property edge. The architects collaborated with @jacobjonasthecompany to create imagery with dancers interacting with facade.

Photos by Paul Vu, Minh Tran, Lauren Randolf, Jessica Zollman

#losangeles #california #dance #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Nov 29, 2017 5:01 PM (UTC)
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Together, Lily Jencks Studio and Nathanael Dorent Architecture completed an otherworldly space within the existing stone ruins of an old farm house. The interior houses Ruin Studios, a tube-like scheme with public programs including a kitchen, study, and dining area. The “tube” detaches from the “envelope,” which envelops the private rooms tucked away for more private functions (whatever those may be). Throughout, dynamic sensory experiences are upheld by non-linear curved surfaces pierced by unexpected window openings, effectively generating chiaroscuro-like passages of natural light.
Photos by Sergio Pirrone.
#unitedkingdom #dumfries #chiaroscuro #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Nov 28, 2017 9:50 PM (UTC)
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@brooks_scarpa ordained the undulating facade of the new Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) with a canyon-like roof inspired by the dramatic sandstone formations at nearby Bryce Canyon and Mt. Zion National Park. The museum is part of the $39.1m Beverly Taylor Center for the Arts on the Southern University campus in Cedar City, Utah.

Aerial photo by Alan Blakely; exterior photos by Tim Hursley.

#utah #cedarcity #concrete #suma
User Image archpaper Posted: Nov 23, 2017 7:59 PM (UTC)
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In an article from our special November timber issue, we divulge how the Wood Materials Science department at ETH Zurich in Switzerland is pioneering new ways of utilizing timber and wood construction. The multidisciplinary team—guided by department head Tanja Zimmermann and wood materials science professor Ingo Burget, and joined by a slew of industry partners—developed a prototype apartment (shown) in an effort to find new uses for the continent’s abundant, but mostly underutilized, beech lumber. Read more on
#architecture #timber #zurich #switzerland
User Image archpaper Posted: Nov 22, 2017 3:43 PM (UTC)
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DOS Architect’s envisioned an “Urban Cabin,” a 3D printed 1:1 scale model, or, if you will, “architectural beta test” to create ephemeral experience with the public domain. Located near the waterfront in Amsterdam, the Summer House was the first prototype developed by the firm’s 3D printing technology and a part of their over-arching aim to create customizable housing solutions in fast growing cities.
Photo by Ossip van Duivenbode.

#architecture #cabinporn #3dprinting #amsterdam
User Image archpaper Posted: Nov 21, 2017 6:33 PM (UTC)
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In an 120-square-foot apartment in Paris, @batiikstudio designed living areas for micro living inspired by Moroccan and Greek-style architecture. Here all areas of the home have been maximized by metamorphic design elements comprised within hidden built-in niches, like this clever configuration of a pop-up dinning table with cobalt blue trim (shown). #paris #architecture #microliving #blue