The main reading room in the Chicago Public Library's new West Loop branch. Image: Tom Harris
Its exterior design reflects the neighborhood’s industrial history, while its interior fosters co...read more
The San Antonio City Council voted 9-2 in favor of the makeover.
The Bay Theater in Pacific Palisades, Calif., a flagship for the Cinepolis luxury theater chain, is undergoing a major renovation that will promote social interaction as well as entertainment. Image: Retail Design Collaborative
Comfort and service are keys to attracting repeat customers, says an expert whose firm specialize...read more
Further evidence of the positive impact of the cultural centers on neighborhood development and e...read more
The 57,000-sf Anthem concert hall is a major component of The Wharf, the biggest-ever redevelopment project in Washington, D.C. Anthem is wedged between two mixed-use buildings with 510 apartments. Its $60 million construction costs included $3 million in sound mitigation measures. The hall’s flat floor allows it to be used for non-music events. The lobby can also be leased. The hall’s capacity is 6,000.
New cultural centers have sparked development in the form of new offices, restaurants, retail, ho...read more
The lobby of the new Summit Complex at Pikes Peak will provide visitors with breathtaking views. Image: RTA Architects, GWWO Inc./Architects
The 26,000-sf facility will be green, resilient, and emphasize the view rather than the architect...read more
Photo: Howard County Library System/Geoffrey S. Baker
Beyond lending books and DVDs, the Elkridge (Md.) branch library loans household tools like ladde...read more
Courtesy Morphosis Architects
Morphosis designed the building.
Laurel Branch Library, Largo, Md., designed by Grimm + Parker Architects. Photo: Sam Kittner via AIA
Austin Central Library and the Tulsa City-County Central Library are among the top projects for 2...read more
Rendering courtesy of SPF:architects
SPF:architects designed the complex.
Rendering courtesy of BIG and Brick Visual
The original proposal was first unveiled in 2014.
Parks, trails, and recreation areas will take up one-third of the 500-acre West Farm live/work development, whose construction is about to begin in Omaha, Neb. Image: SB Architects
Walkability and recreation will be key features of West Farm.
Rendering courtesy of Perkins Eastman
The Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza unanimously selected the Perkins Eastman entry as the winner....
A red room in the LEGO House with a LEGO waterfall. Photo: Iwan Baan
The 12,000-sm building is part of Billund, Denmark’s goal to become the ‘Capital for Children.’...
Photo: Dorchester County Tourism
The museum is conceived as a series of abstracted forms made up of two main structures, one admin...read more
TIRPITZ museum integrates into Denmark's coastline and the bunker that was built to protect it from attack. Image: Mike Bink
BIG’s design of this cultural center is the “antithesis” of the fortress.
Rendering courtesy of LOHA
The redesign of the 28,000-sf building is prioritizing flexibility, openness, and connectivity....
The 1,200-seat John Anson Ford Amphitheater will reopen next month after a nearly four-year, $72.2 million renovation and expansion. Image: Gennia Cui
The performing arts venue, nearly a century old, has undergone an extensive refurbishing.
Photo courtesy of Halkin Mason Photography.
The SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus in Bethlehem, Pa., receives the gold medal and $50,000....
The exterior of Johnson Building, one of two buildings that comprise the Boston Public Library, whose $78 million renovation breathed new life into the landmark facility. Image: Bruce T. Martin Photography
Visitors are flocking to its brighter, connected halls, which now include retail and digital comp...read more
An 8-million-pound retractable shell is one of the signature design and engineering features of The Shed, a 200,000-sf cultural facility that is part of the ongoing redevelopment of New York's west side. Image: BD+C
The facility, designed for maximum programming flexibility, includes a massive movable shell. ...
Image courtesy of the Obama Foundation
The design comprises three buildings set in the public space of Jackson Park on Chicago’s South S...read more
Image © Volker Kreidler
The hall hosted its debut concert on Saturday, March 4 with a performance by the Boulez Ensemble....
Rendering courtesy of Decibel Architecture
The building will act as a symbol of growth and prosperity for the city of Hanoi.
Rendering courtesy of EFFEKT
The transformed building would provide space for street sports, street culture, and street art....
Competition is fierce among institutions vying for private capital to help fund their building projects. The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture was partly funded by private donors. A few years ago, the Smithsonian launched its largest-ever capital campaign to raise $1.5 billion. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Capital campaigns abound, even though government financing still plays a vital role.
Rendering courtesy of Methanoia via ZHA
The futuristic curves that have become a staple for ZHA-designed buildings are also on full displ...read more
HLM Architects' proposal for the new Moscow Circus School looks like it's about to take flight. Its design used a bug's wing casing as its model. Image: Arch Daily
The proposal would make the school’s activities more transparent to the public.
Rendering courtesy of OPEN via ArchDaily
OPEN, SANAA Ateliers Jean Nouvel and David Chipperfield Architects are the final four firms c...read more