Vertical fins provide essential shading for the pebble-shaped library, which is wrapped in glass curtain wall to maximize views and natural light. Photo: Jon Miller, Hedrich Blessing. Click here to enlarge.
The 16,000-sf, pebble-shaped Chinatown Branch Library was built at the intersection of new and ol...read more
The 53-foot-diameter oculus looms over the grand atrium. Suspended under tension within the conical atrium is the “Sky Reflector-Net,” by James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup. The artwork is composed of 112 tensioned cables, 224 high-strength rods, and nearly 10,000 stainless steel components; 952 aluminum panels distribute sunlight down to the lowest levels of the station. Photo: Jon Ortner/Ortner Photography.
Fulton Center, which handles 85% of the riders coming to Lower Manhattan, is like no other statio...read more
The American Institute of Architects reported the April ABI score was 50.6, down from the mark of...read more
Urban garden. Photo: Jeremy Riel/Creative Commons.
The groups' key priority is to identify and develop practice-focused opportunities for funded res...read more
Westminster Village in Scottsdale, Ariz. Photo courtesy Perkins Eastman
The paper highlights some of the firm's top projects that feature biophilic design, a sustainable...read more
Photo: Franz Jachim/Creative Commons.
The program will teach resilient design and decision-making on hazard mitigation, climate adaptat...read more
SushiSamba’s 14,000-sf restaurant in Las Vegas is distinguished by a colorful, arching interior design. iCrave was the designer, PWI Construction the GC. Courtesy Forté Specialty Contractors. Click here to enlarge.
Restaurants are more than just places to eat. They are comprising town centers and playing into t...read more
The Atlanta Hawks new practice facility in Brookhaven, Ga. Rendering courtesy HOK.
The team will have easy access to an MRI machine, 3D motion capture equipment, and in-ground hydr...read more
Navigant Research estimates that global demand for data integration technologies for buildings will increase nearly tenford over the next 10 years. Image: Pixabay
A Navigant Research report takes a deeper dive to examine where demand will be strongest by regio...read more
Photo: Aurimas/Creative Commons.
In the new report, “How Firms Learn: Industry Specific Strategies for Urban Economies,” Brookings...read more
The results balanced immediate opportunity, job growth potential, and job hazards.
Architect Paul Smith designed a mini-golf hole using the steps of the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. Image courtesy London Design Festival.
Visionaries like Paul Smith, Mark Wallinger, and the late Zaha Hadid all helped in designing the...read more
The atrium of the Taylor Institute. Image courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects. Click here for larger view.
The heart of the Taylor Institute can be anything from a teaching lab to a 400-seat theater.... read more
Long Beach Civic Center. Plenary Properties Long Beach LLC (developer), Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and Clark Construction (contractor), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (architect)
Arup served as a lead advisor and oversaw financial, commercial, real estate, design, engineering...read more
Renderings courtesy OMA. Click here to enlarge.
The goal is for the Toranomon Hills Station Tower to transform its neighborhood and serve as a hu...read more
New HOK CEO Bill Hellmuth
Hellmuth has been HOK's President since 2005. The firm will be led by a design principal for the...read more
Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: © Hedrich Blessing/SOM
Snøhetta’s Ryerson University student center and the Billings (Mont.) Public Library by Will Brud...read more
The Arts & Culture Bureau YouTube channel offers architectural documentaries about structures...read more
Rendering courtesy Ford
The company said that it will rebuild 7.5 million sf of work space over a 10-year period, which w...read more
Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?
Cloverdale749. Photo: Lawrence Anderson/LOHA
A San Francisco low-income mixed-use complex, a Los Angeles homeless veterans housing facility, a...read more
Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle. The building, designed by ZGF Architects LLP, was a COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2013. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
"Lessons from the Leading Edge" is a study of the 200 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten...read more
UIC campus. Photo: Teresa Grau Ros/Creative Commons
The Chicago architect graduated from the school and created a scholarship for aspiring architects...
Photo Courtesy of Forgemind ArchiMedia, flickr Creative Commons. Photo Credit: Simone Cecchetti
Often credited as being a pioneer for women architects for her work in a male-dominated field, Ha...read more
Photo: Mediterranean Center of Medical Sciences, Flickr Creative Commons
Firms represented by the projects and initiatives receiving grants include HKS, DO|SU Studio Arch...read more
Photo Credit: Teemu08, Wikimedia Commons
The Usonian Inn proudly displays many Wright-inspired characteristics, the most prominent of whic...read more
Image Courtesy of Sean Gallagher, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Morpholio’s new ScalePen feature dynamically sets line weight depending on the scale or zoom leve...read more
Courtesy Steven Holl Architects
The new Rubenstein Commons will be a 20,000-sf structure at the center of the campus for the Inst...read more
Renderings courtesy Waugh Thistleton. Click here to enlarge.
The nine-story Development House has vertical open spaces for light and air flow.
A sculpture by the Italian artist Giovanni Balderi stands in front of a travertine curtainwall in the lobby of 601 Massachusetts Avenue, a mixed-use building in Washington, D.C., designed by Duda|Paine Architects, which encourages clients to consider the inclusion of art in their new buildings. Image: Courtesy Duda|Paine
Turan Duda says clients are receptive, but the art must still be integral to the building’s overa...read more