Cultural Facilities

Architects look to ‘activate’ vacant block in San Diego with shipping container-based park

A 28,500-sf vacant city block in San Diego will become a temporary urban park that will attempt to draw local residents and tourists with retail, food service, and meeting spaces. Vendors will set up shop in recycled shipping containers. Rendering: RAD Labs

February 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A team of alumni from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego has taken over a 28,5...

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Under the sea: Manmade island functions as artificial reef

Renderings courtesy Quentin Perchet, Thomas Yvon, and Zarko Uzlac

February 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The proposed island would allow visitors to view the enormous faux-reef and its accompanying mari...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market, Grand Rapids, Mich. Photo: Mike Buck

Grand Rapids Downtown Market, Grand Rapids, Mich. Photo: Mike Buck

February 05, 2015 | Bruner Foundation

Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville, S.C., and the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Downtown Market are amo...

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Henning Larsen designs an opera house that slopes above a lake in China
January 27, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Henning Larsen, the firm behind the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, releases plans of a lattice...

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Renderings courtesy Holm Architecture Office
January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

New York-based HAO has released designs for the proposed Bolong 3D Movie Museum & Mediatek in...

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January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Holl designed the campus’ north side to be a pedestrian-centered cultural hub on a lively landsca...

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Plans of where the parks would be located if University of Chicago's bid were ch
January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

There are two proposed sites for the plan, both owned by the Chicago Park District in Chicago’s S...

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January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Converting the Astrodome to an urban farm and public park is one of the proposals on the table in...

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January 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The plan by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture features a building that appears square from the outsi...

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Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons
January 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...

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Courtesy SmithGroupJJR
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A major movie studio needed a new vault to protect its irreplaceable negatives for films released...

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Renderings: Steven Holl Architects
December 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Steven Holl's design for the new wing features a reflective pool that will generate energy.

Photo credit: International Concept Management
December 09, 2014 | International Concept Management

The aquarium, designed and built by International Concept Management, is a staggering 23 meters t...

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December 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Holl and BNIM, the 65,000-sf facility will function as an interactive space, where ar...

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December 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Dumpsters tend to be seen as necessary evils of city life, but John H. Locke and Joaquin Reyes wa...

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December 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Westminster Council has approved a £175 million 'Garden Bridge' that will allow pedestrian traffi...

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Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten
November 25, 2014 | Behnisch Architekten

The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive...

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November 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Backed by billionaire Barry Diller, the $170 million "floating park" is planned for the Hudson Ri...

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November 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The winning scheme by Seoul-based Designcamp Moonpark features a dramatic folded facade that take...

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November 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The centerpiece of the proposed plan is the revitalization of the iconic Smithsonian castle.

Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemee
November 12, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the grou...

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November 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

David Chipperfield and Valentiny are among the finalists for a new concert hall being built to co...

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At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Tea
November 10, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s...

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Marine Education Centre in Malm, Sweden. Renderings: Nord Architects
November 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The education center will be set in a landscape that includes small ponds and plantings intended...

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October 20, 2014 | RIBA

The new Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins has won the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize...

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October 20, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

Designed by SmithGroupJJR and Gallagher & Associates, renovated center shows public its uniqu...

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October 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In the design, the ends of the bridge are pulled upward to form an "X" shape. It allows ample roo...

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October 16, 2014 | Rocky Mountain Institute

Encompassing the Rocky Mountain Institute’s 32 years of innovation, the new 15,610 square-foot fa...

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The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e
October 16, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...

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Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
October 15, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...

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